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What's the weather like where you are?

14 Jul 01 - 07:58 PM (#506648)
Subject: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl

...hmmm well, let's see......the land of flowers is very hot and sultry... the salt air has ninety eight percent humidity and it is ninety five...we've had a lot of rain finally and the fires are mostly out...now it's sinkholes cropping up...

flowers are wonderful this year...I have coreopsis daisies, pentas, caladiums, basil, mexican heather, hydrangea...the air smells like ripe fig trees ...we had fifteen inches of rain last month and five so far this month...rain brings out the scorpions,

I am off the porch from a late afternoon music session, driven in by mosquitoes, which I hear are carrying west nile virus to crows in the next county...lots of cicadas in the still wet air....it's great to be alive....hope everyone is having a nice day...harpgirl


14 Jul 01 - 08:10 PM (#506655)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jon Freeman

Well, the weather was nice and seems OK again now. My parents went to see an outdoor production on Hamlet in Felbrigg (local National Trust Place and I believe, a lovely setting - I've yet to walk through the grounds). There was a flash and a bang and although the players at first tried to carry on, it was abandoned.

Garden here is great - enjoying new potatoes and brocolli at the moment. My favourite flower at the moment is the foxglove that decided to take root here. The roses, particularly one I believe is called "Rambling Rector" are looking splendid...

Jon


14 Jul 01 - 08:29 PM (#506663)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Here in southeast Alaska we're in the middle of summer. Meaning it has cooled off again- down to the middle 50s, from the upper 60s- and the rains have been back since July 4th. Doesn't sound much like backyard barbecue weather, does it.

However, the flowers are in full, brilliant bloom and the grass is lush and green. The lilacs have just finished, astilbe and columbine are thriving, phlox in all its many colors is taller and brighter than I've ever seen it, on every hillside and dale, foxglove is blooming and stands about 4 feet tall now, on its way to 7 or 8 feet, petunias and pansies are in riotous color, nasturtium are budding and bachelor button is past its prime, day lilies are gorgeous yellow, scenting the air with their grapey, lemony, vanilla-y smell, the asiatic lilies are coming on; in the flower beds I have calendula,impatiens and geraniums.

Salmon are spawning and the eagles and sea gulls are in hog heaven; we are aware that if you don't want to meet bears it's not a good idea to go into the woods right now, especially next to a spawning stream.

Summertime- and the livin' is easy.

Ebbie


14 Jul 01 - 08:35 PM (#506666)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Benjamin

It's been rather sunny. I've been tan this whole summer from working outside by the water. I've heard it was suppose to rain today. So far it's been sunny. I'm starting to wonder why I had to cut the grass yesterday.


14 Jul 01 - 08:55 PM (#506675)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: MarkS

Cooler than usual for this time of year in Pennsylvania, but thankfully no rain for the past week. My tomatos are finally growing and the zucchini is coming along great - but no joy with the peas this year. Lets hope for some slightly warmer weather for August == Mark


14 Jul 01 - 09:12 PM (#506694)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: kendall

South Portland Maine, temp 76 degrees, humidity, 50%. Perfect.


14 Jul 01 - 09:35 PM (#506715)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

Orillia, Ontario, Canada - a sunny, breezy, gorgeous day, with small cumulus clouds. Could hardly be better.

- LH


14 Jul 01 - 09:47 PM (#506721)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: artbrooks

Prescott, Arizona: mid-80s, mostly sunny, we had our first rain of the summer monsoon season today. The afternoon wind is blowing through the cottonwoods. The columbines have been up for a few weeks now, but most of the other wildflowers are over.


14 Jul 01 - 10:40 PM (#506754)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Mary in Kentucky

Bardstown Kentucky - the last four days have been gorgeous. low 80's F in the daytime, down to 55 F last night. This is unusual for July. Last Tuesday was awful. Even though it only got up to 94 or so, the humidity was about the same, would catch your breath and fog your glasses just to walk outside. I can come upstairs and visit Mudcat when it cools off, but I'll have to stay downstairs if it gets hot again.

My perennial garden is in full bloom. Garden phlox (from my grandmother's garden) is blooming, along with the Black-Eyed Susans. Coreopsis are still blooming too. My gardenia bush in a pot on the patio had its first bloom this week!


14 Jul 01 - 10:45 PM (#506757)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,khandu

The past two days here in Tupelo, MS have been heavenly. Our oppressive heat / humidity has taken a vacation, and today actually gave a little hint of autumn.

So our weather is wonderful!

khandu


14 Jul 01 - 10:47 PM (#506760)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Celtic Soul

Here in Virgin-eye-ay, it is as beautiful as it ever gets! Low to no humidity, warm and temperate, and sunny with a nice breeze. I only wish we were playing some outside gig this weekend. I imagine that this will not hold out for my groups next outside public performance. I can only hope and pray!


14 Jul 01 - 11:58 PM (#506808)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sorcha

From the High Plains of eastern Wyoming, US--Hotter than the Hubs of Hell. Last two weeks it has been over 100F nearly every day. Hasn't even cooled off much at night. Maybe down to 80. The two days it did not reach 100, we had Gale Force winds and 4" of rain each day.......(caused flash flooding but not too bad). Now it's hot again and VERY humid because of the rain.

At least the rain helped the fire danger; going to be another bad fire summer in the West, I'm afraid.


15 Jul 01 - 01:32 AM (#506868)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: DougR

Phoenix, Arizona-105 to 116 degrees. Very, very hot. I envy artbrooks who lives less than 100 miles away.

DougR


15 Jul 01 - 01:45 AM (#506874)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: fox4zero

Block Island, RhodeIsland: clear, dry, sunny, mid-70's today and mid-sixties tonight. About the highest average winds in the U.S. and today was no exception. Glorious weather for our Bastille Day party this evening! Larry Parish


15 Jul 01 - 09:56 AM (#506957)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Mrs.Duck

Sort of damp and grey at the moment.Last week we had temperatures well into the 80s and children were dropping with heat stroke at school but it didn't last long!


15 Jul 01 - 01:21 PM (#507085)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: CarolC

The last few days have been perfect here. Temperatures in the mid seventies to low eighties. Low humidity. Gentle breeze. A few clouds in an otherwise clear blue sky. I wish it could be like this all summer long.


15 Jul 01 - 01:42 PM (#507096)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ard mhacha

There were some exotic places visited along this line. Now back down to the ordinary, Lurgan Co Armagh,Ireland, Temp low 60`s now dropping to mid 50`s 6.30pm, no extremes, Winter and Summer I can walk my dog. I remember paying a a visit to my US cousins and suffering in the low 100`s in West Virginia. I was also informed that in Winter you were also inhibited by heavy snow. Yes the locals may moan about our extra ration of rain but I will take this anytime in preference to most US climates. Where ever you are enjoy the rest of the day. Slan Ard Mhacha.


15 Jul 01 - 01:48 PM (#507100)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: CarolC

I'm in West Virginia. It's gorgeous here right now. However, it is pretty common for the heat and humidity to be opressive. Snow isn't a big problem in this part of the state, but it can be in the higher elevations of the more mountainous parts.


15 Jul 01 - 05:00 PM (#507212)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ard mhacha

Carol, I forgot to add your state is beautiful and all of the people I met, I remember we drove from Charleston to Logan County and not a feuding Hatfield or McCoy to be seen.Slan Ard Mhacha.


15 Jul 01 - 05:15 PM (#507218)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: CarolC

(*smile*) Ard Mhacha, you are very gracious.

(We make West Virginia jokes here, too.)


15 Jul 01 - 05:20 PM (#507221)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Liz the Squeak

Well yesterday in London we had a mini tornado making it's way up the Thames, but regrettably, it stopped before it hit that Godawful Millennium Dome.... shame... It did bring with it a fairly ferocious thunder storm though... and some torrential rain. Today has been a bit Vivaldi - four seasons. Very hot and sunny this morning, cloudy and breezy at lunch time, a few spots of rain this afternoon, and chilly with no wind but great grey clouds this evening....

Happy St Swithuns' Day. Another 40 more like this to come!!

LTS


15 Jul 01 - 06:09 PM (#507253)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: RangerSteve

Central west New Jersey, in the Delaware Valley - about 80 degrees at the most with low humidity. Down to 50 at night. This morning on my way to work I had to turn on the heat in my car. The tomatoes are starting to produce fruit, and the squash is blossoming. Groundhogs ate my beans, but they are trying to come back.


15 Jul 01 - 06:38 PM (#507272)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

"Don't mind the weather, if the wind don't blow"

very pretty here right now north of Wash DC

guess our local, sometimes poster, SongBob is doing ok, too he doesn't need to sing this now


15 Jul 01 - 06:54 PM (#507292)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

From the west coast of Vancouver Island, a cool wind came up from Washington State a couple of days ago bringing the temperature down to the low 20s and threatening a sprinkle of rain. Lowered the fire hazard in the bush and gave me the impetus this afternoon, to stack in the shed, the bales of sweet smelling hay that have been sitting in the driveway for the past week.

I itch and as usual I'll ache tomporrow, but I am thankful for the pleasure of the aroma and the connection to the earth and seasons the job provides.


15 Jul 01 - 07:02 PM (#507303)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl

ahhh...LTS...you have a delightfully wacky sense of humor!!! .... but there is no such thing as "chilly with no wind"....*wink*


15 Jul 01 - 07:11 PM (#507308)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Dorrie

its stopped being summer already in hull they say its nevre dull in hull but they're wrong


16 Jul 01 - 02:00 AM (#507453)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Liz the Squeak

Ah Harpgirl, you have a point. Were that it were so though.... I'd have more of it!

There were some photos of our tiny tornado in the papers, surprised no-one else mentioned it.... it travelled down the river and got to within 2 miles of my place.... it got so dark I had to put the lights on and the street lamps came on!!!

LTS


16 Jul 01 - 03:02 AM (#507462)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

Sunny,but not hot here, its 8AM on the east coast of England.I think Dorrie is right, summer has ended here.john


16 Jul 01 - 08:18 AM (#507534)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Even the eighty year old folks I have asked have never seen summer weather like we've had this year this in southeastern New Brunswick, Canada. So far this summer, we've only had about a half dozen days of 30C and above. The rest of it has been 10 to 15C overnight and 20 to 25C daytime, RH around 50 to 80%, and little rain. Don't expect it will last much past the new moon, though.

The New Brunswick shore of the Northumberland straight is a big tourist draw because of the warm waters and beautiful beaches but I've seen a lot of them walking around with jackets and long pants and disgusted looks on their faces.


16 Jul 01 - 05:19 PM (#507999)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Kim C

Nashville, TN - mid to high 80s the last couple of days, very pleasant evenings. It's supposed to get hotter this week, though. ;-)


16 Jul 01 - 06:30 PM (#508072)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,emily b

I'm here in Houston and it's been hot, mid-90's and quite humid. Many mosquitos after our big flood last month. Summer is nowhere near over. It'll be like this through Sept. at least. Right now I'm in the middle of a thunderstorm that is no doubt lowering the temp a bit but the a/c will continue to run for a few months. The crepe myrtle is beautiful, I found a lone, late magnolia on Saturday that I buried my nose in for that wonderful scent.

I'm a city girl who doesn't grow things except rosemary and bouganvilla which is also beautiful. All the perfect weather elsewhere sounds too good to be true but I know it is true. I'm escaping to Maine in a few days so maybe Kendall's perfect weather will hold for me. I'll have to put out another thread about music up there.

Please, everyone up north, flap your arms collectively and send a cold front this way. We would be forever grateful.

All the best,

Emily


16 Jul 01 - 11:20 PM (#508274)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Atomic.T

Rain and more rain at the moment in the winter of New Zealand bush...but ...that's why we live here


17 Jul 01 - 10:23 AM (#508556)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Angie

Pretty mingin here in devon, never mind I'll be in Scotland next week and no doubt it will be sunny.


17 Jul 01 - 11:40 AM (#508644)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: English Jon

Pissing down like a bastard.

EJ


17 Jul 01 - 11:53 AM (#508656)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Louisa

Dark and gloomy and raining! Horrible. The summer better come back soon

Louisa


17 Jul 01 - 11:54 AM (#508659)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jim Cheydi

There are many scientific terms, but I think 'crap' sums it up nicely.


17 Jul 01 - 12:01 PM (#508671)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: English Jon

Currently we have a bit of an occluded front, as we say in East London.


18 Jul 01 - 02:11 AM (#509291)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Sydney, Oz - just glorious. About 18 degrees Celsius and it's mid winter; almost sunbaking weather.
Cheers
JennieG


18 Jul 01 - 07:13 PM (#509973)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: DancingMom

Raining kitties and puppies at the moment, but we were getting desperate for rain in VA. Muggy, humid. It's supposed to COOL OFF when it rains! But I picked the first tomato off my vines today. It's a beaut. Doing lots of herbs this year, and I have pink and blue morning glories running up and down my fence, and burgundy hollyhocks. And it's all starting to come back year after year. AND my teenager enjoys weeding! Cool, huh? Sharon


18 Jul 01 - 07:22 PM (#509982)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gervase

The weather? More like bloody climate. And so very English - pissing down and pissing off the cat, who doesn't appreciate rain. He's starting to take it out on the furniture and my feet.


19 Jul 01 - 12:00 AM (#510130)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Lin in Kansas

Just starting to cool off a bit (down to about 90 and its 11PM here) in middle Kansas from 105 degrees this afternoon. Humidity also high. Can't even hope for rain very hard because you get severe thunderstorm warnings and possible tornados with it. I'd rather have snow up to my butt anytime than this kind of heat. Come on, December.

Lin (kvetch, kvetch, kvetch...)


19 Jul 01 - 12:37 PM (#510377)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: pattyClink

Okay, so it's hot as blue blazes! It's bright and humid and sweaty and the UV index is at 'warning' level. I am going to leave a frozen bottle of water in my car while I go walking at lunch, knowing it will be liquid before the first lap is over. It's Hot. But the tomatoes and peaches are trying to apologize.

And we'll bring the subject up again again in February, you girls and boys of the North Counteree!


19 Jul 01 - 12:52 PM (#510389)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Well, just as I posted above. New moon tomorrow and the next three days are forecast to be in the high twenties C. I expect the next few weeks will be low to mid 30's, but hopefully that won't go on too much after the next full moon. All depends on the cloud cover. Could be two weeks or six weeks of hot weather.


29 Jul 01 - 09:22 PM (#517437)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

HOT


29 Jul 01 - 11:50 PM (#517477)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

It isn't. The weather here has gone on strike, because it's sick of everyone talking about it. We have no weather anymore. It's a real problem. People don't know what to say to each other, and they are getting really crabby and tense. Things are going downhill around here fast, so I think I will just stay indoors for awhile...

- LH


30 Jul 01 - 10:39 PM (#518108)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gypsy

Well, we are at the height of summer. Which means: fog with delusions of granduer (trying to be wet) to grey. When tourists ask when the fog will burn off, i look at my watch and reply: October! :)


30 Jul 01 - 11:12 PM (#518127)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Liz the Squeak

I like it hot. Some don't. But I do like the nights to be cool.... Every window it is safe to open at night, is open creating enough draught to make the door bang, but not enough to cool me down. Which is why I'm posting here at 4.15am GMT. Just off for a semi naked wander in the garden I think.....

LTS


31 Jul 01 - 12:14 AM (#518153)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Melani

San Francisco Bay Area--low clouds and fog in the morning, clearing to near the coast by midday, highs in the 60's near the coast to the 90's in the warmest inland areas, lows tonight in the 50's...the other day the radio announcer said, "And the weather today--oh, you already know it." We are remarkably consistent.


31 Jul 01 - 12:19 AM (#518156)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

STILL HOT!


31 Jul 01 - 12:23 AM (#518159)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sorcha

HOT!! (100F/38+?C) Tonight, severe thunderstorms and rain with lightning, and still hot. At least the rain will help with the fires. I too, prefer "too hot" to "too cold." I seem to always be able to cool off, but never get warm, esp at temps below 0 F/-32 C. Shudddddddeeeerrr. Please cover my feet.

Why is it that cold looks colder in Centigrade, and hot looks hotter in Farenheit? Shouldn't there be a "real relative" scale, (grin)?


31 Jul 01 - 03:47 AM (#518210)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Shields Folk

AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET.OFFICE AT 0505 ON TUESDAY 31 JULY 2001

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN FINISTERRE

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT 0100 SHALLOW LOW TYNE 1017 MOVING RATHER QUICKLY EASTSOUTHEAST AND FILLING. ATLANTIC LOW MOVING STEADILY NORTHEAST EXPECTED 150 MILES WEST OF SOUTH BAILEY 1014 BY 0100 TOMORROW. NEW LOW EXPECTED SOUTHEAST FINISTERRE 1012 BY SAME TIME

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE NORTHEAST FORTIES WEST OR NORTHWEST 4 OR 5. SHOWERS. GOOD

SOUTHWEST FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH VARIABLE, MAINLY NORTHWESTERLY, 3. ISOLATED SHOWERS. GOOD

TYNE NORTHERLY 3 OR 4 BECOMING VARIABLE 3. MAINLY FAIR. GOOD

DOGGER CYCLONIC BECOMING NORTHERLY 3 OR 4, THEN VARIABLE 2 LATER. RAIN AT FIRST. MODERATE OR GOOD

FISHER NORTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5. SHOWERS. GOOD

GERMAN BIGHT VARIABLE 3 BECOMING NORTHWESTERLY 4, OCCASIONALLY 5. RAIN THEN SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD

HUMBER THAMES DOVER WIGHT WESTERLY VEERING NORTHEASTERLY 3, OCCASIONALLY 4. MAINLY FAIR. MODERATE OR GOOD

PORTLAND PLYMOUTH WESTERLY BECOMING VARIABLE THEN EASTERLY, 3. MAINLY FAIR. MODERATE OR GOOD

BISCAY NORTH OR NORTHEAST 3 OR 4, INCREASING 5 IN WEST. THUNDERY SHOWERS IN FAR SOUTH. MODERATE OR GOOD, BUT OCCASIONALLY POOR IN FAR SOUTH

SOUTH FINISTERRE NORTHEASTERLY 6 OR 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8, BECOMING CYCLONIC 5 LATER IN FAR SOUTHEAST. THUNDERY SHOWERS. MODERATE OCCASIONALLY POOR

NORTH FINISTERRE NORTH OR NORTHEAST 4 OR 5. FAIR. MODERATE OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOLE NORTHWESTERLY VEERING NORTHEASTERLY 3. MAINLY FAIR. MODERATE OR GOOD

LUNDY FASTNET WESTERLY VEERING NORTHERLY 3 OR 4, OCCASIONALLY 5 AT FIRST. MAINLY FAIR. MODERATE OR GOOD

IRISH SEA NORTHERLY 4 OCCASIONALLY 5 BECOMING VARIABLE 3. MAINLY FAIR. GOOD

SHANNON NORTHWESTERLY BACKING SOUTHWESTERLY 3 OR 4, INCREASING 5 LATER IN NORTHWEST. RAIN OR DRIZZLE LATER. GOOD BECOMING MODERATE WITH FOG PATCHES

ROCKALL MALIN NORTHWESTERLY BACKING SOUTHERLY 3, INCREASING 5 OR 6 LATER. RAIN OR DRIZZLE LATER. GOOD BECOMING MODERATE OR POOR, WITH FOG PATCHES LATER IN ROCKALL

HEBRIDES WESTERLY 4 BACKING SOUTHEASTERLY 5 OR 6. SHOWERS THEN RAIN. GOOD BECOMING MODERATE OR POOR

BAILEY WESTERLY BACKING EASTERLY 4 OR 5, DECREASING 3 FOR A TIME. SHOWERS THEN RAIN. GOOD BECOMING MODERATE OR POOR

FAIR ISLE FAEROES WESTERLY 4 OCCASIONALLY 5. SHOWERS. GOOD

SOUTHEAST ICELAND WESTERLY 4 BACKING SOUTHERLY 3. SHOWERS. MAINLY GOOD

The Shipping Forcast


31 Jul 01 - 08:12 AM (#518270)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: sledge

Well since I got back to work out here in North Africa, its been hot, damned hot. Today though its exceeded that and is now chuffing hot. Difficult to say what the temp is cos the thermometer burst a while back. Its often windy as well, the winding is also chuffing hot and contains half a ton of sand in each gust, this mean that we never have to buy overpriced cleansing products that promise to remove dead skin and so on, we just go outside for 5 minutes with t shirt off. Oh yes, no clouds, just perfect blue.

Sledge (done this side flip me over)


31 Jul 01 - 09:12 AM (#518302)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,53, Glenda

Half an Hour from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA: beautiful day today, blue sky, not as humid as usual - only 90% today. 70 degrees this morning but warming up to low 90s later.

We've been having some rain everyday lately, but that is better than drought.

Enjoying farm produce like okra, watermelons, cantaloupes, beans, etc. from the local farmers market.

Glenda


31 Jul 01 - 09:22 AM (#518311)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rowana (at work)

It's glorious in southern New Jersey this last day of July. Very low humidity; early morning temperature of low 60s; expected high is 83; sunny; light breeze. Had fresh Jersey blueberries for breakfast and will have a fresh Jersey peach for lunch. Life is good!


31 Jul 01 - 09:33 AM (#518321)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Drumshanty

I am sitting at work looking out on to West Parliament Square in Edinburgh. The tourists are flooding the place and most look quite happy - nice. There is a young man sitting beside St Giles Cathedral playing a clarsach - I think the tune is "Dark Island" - which lends an air of serenity to a chaotic scene.

It has just clouded over after a morning of blue skies and scuddy white clouds. It is very warm but, judging by the past few days, it will rain before dark. Edinburgh seems to have missed out on the heatwave so far.

Tracy


31 Jul 01 - 02:54 PM (#518518)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John MacKenzie

Here in the north of Scotland, 50 miles north of Inverness that is, the weather is rubbish. Once again it rained to-day for a short time. I don't think that we've had any more than 10 days without rain since end of May, this is without doubt the most miserable summer I can remember. I'm going over to Boston and points north from 6th September for 2 weeks, so it will probably rain there too. Excuse me Mudcatters but I'm feeling paranoid.

You know what they say, "Just because nobody's getting at you; don't mean you can't feel paranoid"

Jock


02 Aug 01 - 01:55 PM (#519808)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John MacKenzie

Weel that sort of killed that one then!!!!!!!!!!! Jock


02 Aug 01 - 02:53 PM (#519855)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: vindelis

Not as hot as it has been and still waiting for the thunderstorm predicted yesterday. 77oF in the shade, on Sunday was too hot for me.


02 Aug 01 - 04:05 PM (#519897)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Arnie

Verrrryyyy wet today in Dover! However, off to France tomorrow so hope for a bit of sun - helps the wine go down smoothly!


02 Aug 01 - 04:33 PM (#519915)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST

Just came in again to have a look, thanks Shields Folk for that lovely poetry the Shipping Forecast. Used to go to sleep listening and making my way down through the cold North Sea passing Shields on the way and heading south to Plymouth and round into the Irish Sea and I seldom made it to Malin, out like a light. Lovely, better than counting bloody sheep. Slan Ard Mhacha.


02 Aug 01 - 04:54 PM (#519941)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

Hot, muggy, steamy, and slightly overcast. Could be worse.

- LH


03 Aug 01 - 08:54 AM (#520308)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,guinnesschik

Hot! Mostly dry. I have to water every day, and my miniture rosebush is failing. The only thing in my garden that seems to be doing well is the aloe vera. It's been in the low 100's, down to about mid 80's at night. Did I say hot?

In the north Texas area, late summer takes on the smell of dried grass and hot asphalt. We try to do all of our travelling after sundown, and even the the kids have become nocturnal creatures. I'm a mom, so I never sleep, and sunrise and dusk are my favorite parts of the day this season.

Anyone in a northern clime wish to summer in Texas? We'll do a time share thing.....


03 Aug 01 - 09:01 AM (#520317)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jim Cheydi

Yes please. Last time I was in Texas (early May) my knees stopped hurting for the first time in years. Want to swap now?


03 Aug 01 - 10:02 AM (#520366)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: LR Mole

Cloudy and close in Rhode Island. Chance of big donder and blitzen tonight, with heavy rain.


03 Aug 01 - 10:21 AM (#520388)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl

...we've started a hurricane watch here on the Gulf. 120 days left in hurricane season. TS Barry seems to be going towards Louisianna but recent forcast models indicate a northerly turn. Still too soon to tell. It's hot and sunny but the rain is due tomorrow. I'm going to Gainesville to play autoharps since I can't get away longer for Clifftop...wish I was there....harpgirl


06 Aug 01 - 11:32 AM (#521879)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl

...Good News! No hurricane in LaFlorida!!! However....it is a frog-strangler today....hg


06 Aug 01 - 11:39 AM (#521883)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Pinetop Slim

Muggy in southeastern Mass.


06 Aug 01 - 12:44 PM (#521918)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: brid widder

wet all day in Hull....but back to sunshine tomorrow apparently


06 Aug 01 - 08:03 PM (#522249)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: guinnesschik

I am ready to swap now, Jim. Where are ya'?


06 Aug 01 - 08:27 PM (#522259)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: bobbi

Caliente'! Ready for Winter...


06 Aug 01 - 08:37 PM (#522269)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: catspaw49

It's hot......it's real friggin' hot.......and it's humid........it's real friggin' humid. The word "friggin'" here applies to only the weather 'cause it's too damn hot and humid for the other kind!

I was hoping we'd make it through this summer without one of these episodes, but it's Ohio and in the midwest, this is the way of things. We have now had a 110 degree difference in temperature this year so all is about normal.

I hate the weather dudes on the tube............

"There's some relief coming as the cold front moves through.".......Lemmee ask you if 5 degrees seems like relief? When the humidity is at the 80-90 level, who cares?

or

"We have the potential for some thunderstorms popping during the evening hours and of course this time of year severe weather including flash floods and tornados."........Yeah, great....at least the wind will be blowing.

or

"Thunderstorm activity will be scattered and I hope it doesn't interfere with your fun wherever you are.".........Fun? Sweating your ass off is fun? What did I miss here?

What he's referring to is the State Fair now in progress. I love County Fairs and Ohio has lots along with assorted festivals. My county has there fair in October......cool weather, fall colors, a beutiful od time red roofed permanent fairgrounds...it's a postcard from another era. But the state fair???? It's August, it's hot. It's dry and dusty, but the humidity allows the dust to cake on you like a clay colored "Man-Tan." Then it pours down rain and the place turns to mud. But the sun pops out about twice as hot with the extra humidity and the mud dries quickly leaving you once again covered in dust. I haven't gone to the damn thing in 35 years and I'm still trying to get the crud off from that time!

Still, I'm an Ohio boy and I've lived a lot of other places..................but home is home ain't it?

Spaw


06 Aug 01 - 08:46 PM (#522279)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Shields Folk

Its not friggin hot in Shields!


06 Aug 01 - 08:49 PM (#522283)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Shields Folk

See for Yourself


06 Aug 01 - 08:54 PM (#522284)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Cobble

WET.

Cobble.


06 Aug 01 - 09:28 PM (#522300)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: RangerSteve

What catspaw said, only in New Jersey. And no rain. It's time for the annual drought. At least I have a deep well and really cold water. I can go lie in the tub for an hour. And to continue his gripe about the weather reporters: why do they have to deliver bad news with a smile? HOW ABOUT THOSE TORNADOES IN TEXAS, HUH? HA HA, AND BOY IS IT HOT, A HUNDRED DEGREES HERE IN NJ AND NO RAIN FOR 6 MONTHS!!!!!HA HA HA, BUT IT'S AIR CONDITIONED HERE IN THE STUDIO, SO THE HELL WITH YOU VIEWERS OUT THERE!!!! I checked the Criminal Code book at work, and apparently, weather reporters are not exempt from the laws against murder or manslaughter. Our laws need updating.


06 Aug 01 - 10:14 PM (#522316)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: mg

haven't read the rest of the replies..but it is hot and extremely beautiful in Vancouver, WA. I am moving to Long Beach, WA in a week or two for a job with WSU. Kite capitol of at least Washington. mg


06 Aug 01 - 10:35 PM (#522322)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sorcha

My inside thermometer with outside sensor said 118F (47C?) today. I think it was a tad off as the bank thermometer only said 111. No rain, dry as a bone, and fires everywhere. I'm spending a lot of time in the pool.


06 Aug 01 - 11:15 PM (#522336)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bert

Bleedin' 'taters! In the Pot that is, not in the Mould.


07 Aug 01 - 10:19 AM (#522542)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: guinnesschik

Ssshhhhh! Don't tell Jim we have tornadoes.


07 Aug 01 - 10:30 AM (#522548)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Fortunato

arlington, district of columbia, southern baltimore, including the cities of alexandria, arlington, baltimore, falls church, washington 330 AM EDT TUE AUG 7 2001

...heat advisory for today... ...excessive heat watch Wednesday through Thursday...

Today...patchy morning fog...otherwise mostly sunny with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Hot and humid with highs in the upper 90s. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight...partly cloudy with areas of fog developing. Lows in the mid 70s. Calm wind.


07 Aug 01 - 12:39 PM (#522646)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

You wouldn't believe how many 'lower 48' people have come up to southeast Alaska these last two weeks! Here our current temps are in the low 70s, sometimes misty. Just the way I like it.

Ebbie


07 Aug 01 - 03:53 PM (#522828)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ard mhacha

Shields Folk, I spent three winters in sunny Sunderland just a couple of miles south of Shields and it was bloody perishing, but the warmest people you will ever meet. Right now in County Armagh Ireland 9pm it is a pleasant 60. Slan Ard Mhacha


08 Aug 01 - 12:23 PM (#523556)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Hollowfox

Hotter than the hinges of hell. We had one of those brief "scattered showers" the other day, and everybody felt like the steamed broccoli in a Chinese restaurant.


08 Aug 01 - 12:30 PM (#523562)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: DougR

Yesterday: 113degrees.


08 Aug 01 - 12:30 PM (#523563)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Jaze

It's 103 in Richmond ,Va.right now!


08 Aug 01 - 12:40 PM (#523570)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: catspaw49

'Fox, I am so sorry that I fouled up our meeting and all 'cause I sure could have used a shot of Goshen right now!!

It's still hot.......no breeze to amount to anything. Word is the weekend may get cooler although I'm waiting to see and not counting on it. We're all living down in the big den which is the only palce that's air conditioned. The main house ventilates well, but it's still way too damn hot. The fans upstairs blow hot air and I've got them all (but one) set to blow the air out of the house, but it's still pretty hopeless. I also notice that folks around town are getting crankier.......I am anyway.

Spaw


08 Aug 01 - 04:22 PM (#523774)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: black walnut

Intense.

~b.w.


08 Aug 01 - 05:09 PM (#523810)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Hollowfox

(speaking of cranky) I'll let you do it this once, 'Spaw, but if I ever catch you apologizing for having an excellent reason to change our meeting date, I'll give you a dopeslap to the head worthy of Click and Clack, the Tappett brothers. OK? Probably just after we meet and hug. *G* Yeah, I guess we'll have to make do with our local brands today.


09 Aug 01 - 11:00 AM (#524291)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Grab

Just been to give blood, and I thought after that I'd have some good karma. No such luck. In the car on the way back, it started raining so hard that I had to slow down to 20 so I could see where I was going. Got back to work, still raining. Sat in the car for 5 minutes waiting for it to clear, still raining. So I thought I'd better get into work, rain or not. I was soaked to the skin by the time I'd locked the car door, and was utterly dripping by the time I reached the entrance. Lucky I did make the dash though - it's taken half an hour for that rain to stop!

Graham.


09 Aug 01 - 11:11 AM (#524303)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Firecat

I'm just about to look out of the window. Hang on...

The sky's kind of a bluey-greyey colour. There's loads of clouds and no sun to speak of! So basically it's lousy!


09 Aug 01 - 11:18 AM (#524313)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Hollowfox

Grab, Firecat, I'm willing to swap, even up, for a day or two.


09 Aug 01 - 11:31 AM (#524329)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

(95°F and 90% humidity)..Hot & Muggy....and Tueggy...and Weggy...maybe some relief by Fryggy

and G.W. Bush left this for Texas....only sense he has shown, at least the humidity is lower and the pollution warnings are not ringing...


09 Aug 01 - 12:06 PM (#524353)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Yesterday I spent the day on an excursion boat to Tracy Arm, a fjord about 40 miles from downtown Juneau. My face got a bit sunburnt, I see this morning. It was an absolutely gorgeous day.

We saw whales, orcas, bears, mountain goats; acquamarine water, glaciers piled 800 feet into the sky... They 'calved' several times while we watched, but the most spectacular thing was having a 'shooter' come roaring up from the very depths of the glacier. It was like being present at the birth of the world. It was tremendously big, longer than a city block, tall as a ship, and shiny as a satin wedding dress colored in an unbelievable shade of opalescent blue and silver. When you realize that the top of a glacier has been there for several hundred years, who knows how long it's been since the bottom of it has seen the light of day. As the captain said, I hope you realize this is a very big event!

Incidentally, to bring this back to music, we talked about how neat it would be to 'park' there and have a music party.

Ebbie


09 Aug 01 - 12:26 PM (#524363)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: kendall

9:30 am temp, 87 degrees, humidity 70% This is Maine? we already broke a 100 year record the other day.


09 Aug 01 - 12:31 PM (#524369)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jeri

The only reasonable place around is in the shower. Or under the hose outside. One of those kiddie pools is sounding VERY good right about now!

Lets all go visit Ebbie!


09 Aug 01 - 02:48 PM (#524487)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Guinnesschick, I live in what you might call a northern clime (so do Kendall and Jeri, for that matter- I notice it's taken until now for northern New England to post here!). Believe me, you don't want to swap. Not this week at any rate. The heat index for my region is supposed to reach 115 F today- no break until tmw night. I could use a bloody miserable rainy northern Scotland right about now.
I'm coping like a newborn, tho- I took about the second nap of my life a little while ago- really slept for almost an hour. Later my kids and I are going shopping in the air conditioned stores (way up north here we don't generally invest in air conditioning- most summers there's not much point to it!). Guess I'll go give the dog a bath. At least I'll get wet!


09 Aug 01 - 07:20 PM (#524731)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Firecat

Hollowfox, you're on!!!!!!!


09 Aug 01 - 08:22 PM (#524778)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: DougR

I wouldn't be too sure G.W. bettered himself. I was raised about twenty miles from Crawford, Texas, and lived in Washington, D. C. for two years. They are both pretty miserable in the summer.

Here in Phoenix, we had a cool front move through today. it only got up to 95 degrees. Humidity probably 25%.

DougR


09 Aug 01 - 09:18 PM (#524805)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: kendall

Hotter than the hinges of Tofit.


09 Aug 01 - 09:20 PM (#524806)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: kendall

Saw a dog chasing a cat, they were both walking.


09 Aug 01 - 09:36 PM (#524815)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Susan A-R

YUCK!! It is a friggin' godawful time to be a chef!!!! I survive by arriving at the kitchen at 6 in the morning and doing all of the cooking by 10:30 or 11 It's a bit slow as no one wants to eat much. sitting at the computer, dripping sweat, no breeze, whine, whine, growl, whine . . . . What is this?? 90 in the SHADE, in VERMONT?? whine, whine, whine. . .


10 Aug 01 - 07:33 AM (#524977)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Firecat

Hollowfox, please swap! It's even worse now. I was kept awake by a thunderstorm last night!


10 Aug 01 - 08:00 AM (#524986)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Not one blade of green grass anywhere in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Someone swap us some rain. We've been getting 35C and 50%RH. Roofing crews are pulling off at noon because the shingles are like a skating rink. Today's humidex is forecast at 43C. I can't imagine some of the heat and humidity described above. How do people work in 95F/95%RH or 115F !!??


10 Aug 01 - 09:00 AM (#525008)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: guinnesschik

Well, at least we have that lovely cripsy leaf smell to look forward to, if the heat doesn't singe your nose hairs....


10 Aug 01 - 10:06 AM (#525037)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Pinetop Slim

101 degrees F on Thursday, Aug. 9, hottest day ever in August since the Attleboro, MA, water department started keeping track of these things in 1938.


10 Aug 01 - 10:44 AM (#525060)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Hollowfox

We had rain last night and this morning, and it's much cooler. Thanks, Firecat, your drought is in the mail.


10 Aug 01 - 01:02 PM (#525145)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ard mhacha

So sorry for all you good hot people in the US, it is a nice 65 Degrees in Lurgan Ireland, just walked my dog around a lovely Lough and he enjoyed a nice swim, the luxury of being able to go for a walk. When I was in the States I found the weather good training for Hell.Slan Ard Mhacha.


10 Aug 01 - 08:45 PM (#525407)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: DancingMom

Good training for hell is RIGHT ON TARGET! It's STILL 103 in Richmond, VA, and humid, hazy,and just obnoxious. This is worse than being cabin-bound with a house full of kids in the dead of winter. (bitchbitchbitch) But, Ah! Nine P.M. Friday night, and what do I hear? Thunder? Be still, my heart, it's THUNDER!! Sharon (leaving now to go sit on the porch.)


10 Aug 01 - 09:18 PM (#525415)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jeep man

North Carolina Mountains.

The heat lays on the land like a heavy wet blanket which can not be removed. The sultry nights make me long for the crisp cool air of autumn.


17 Jul 04 - 06:36 PM (#1227870)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

Its freezing cold, with wild winds blowing, snow on the Blue Mountains, rain, trees are being blown about, dogs flying down the street - its Bad weather here in Sydney.

freda


17 Jul 04 - 06:52 PM (#1227873)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Cruiser

That weather sounds good freda.

Here in southwestern Arizona it is a relatively cool 108 degrees with a monsoon dewpoint of 56 degrees. Muggy, sweaty, and cloudy, but it does not rain (we desperately need rain).

Cruiser


17 Jul 04 - 10:11 PM (#1227954)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

We've had an odd summer- entirely too much sun. Last month we had a record breaking 8 days in a row of 80plus degrees. One day we even hit 86! The humidity was down, which helped.

Then the last several days we've had warm, sunny weather again. Keep in mind that Junea, Alaska, is in a temperate rainforest- if we didn't get rain, we'd have to call it something else. Texas, maybe.

Today we're back to the misty, silvery, soft air that I love, with wispy clouds clinging to every crevice and curve of the mountains all around. The top of Mt. Roberts is lost in clouds that in most places would indicate a smoking volcano.


17 Jul 04 - 10:41 PM (#1227968)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Alaska Mike

My wife and I spent today at San Diego's Sea World. Beautiful warm sunshine, dolphins spashing water all over us as we watched the show from the second row. Water rides and Mexican food filled out a wonderful day.

I'm a little sunburned, but I'll live. Besides, tomorrow I'm heading back over to Amos' house for some more beer, food and folk music. 5 more days here until we head back to Anchorage. This is a great place to spend a couple weeks, but it will be good to be back home.


17 Jul 04 - 11:08 PM (#1227975)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: mike_in_st_c

My wife and I just got back from Tobermory on the peninsula between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay here in Ontario. Rained most of the time. Saw reports of flooding in Peterborough, ON. Of course as we were driving back to St. Catharines, it was sunny. Cloudy, cloudy, cloudy. Off and on rain in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. Good for the grape vines, I guess.


18 Jul 04 - 02:40 AM (#1228037)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

Ebbie, your beautiful description of Junea, Alaska, (in a temperate rainforest) has just blown all my ideas of what Alaska is like..

its great reading about the hot & cold in all these places.. just had coffee with a neighbour who has just driven back to sydney from Victoria (further south) - they drove through 60k of snowfields from Yass to Goulburn in NSW - so Thats why we're so cold here!


18 Jul 04 - 03:39 AM (#1228047)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John MacKenzie

Well I just re-read my original post from 31 July 2001, and it's deja vu all over again [tautology] We've just had the wettest June for 36 years, and July is heading down the same path. Our summers here are definitely getting wetter, with the sunshine hours down by a long way, plants in my garden suffer from wind burn regularly, and that never used to happen in summer. It's true what they say, "The world's going to hell in a hand basket"
Giok


18 Jul 04 - 04:02 AM (#1228054)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

There are such severe snowstorms in some of the snowfields that they have had to close quite a few skilifts.

High winds here in Sydney, roofs off buildings, trees down, the harbour is too rough for the Manly ferry to run, there is snow in places that have not seen snow for years. More storms, rain and wind expected for the next couple of days too. The Weather Bureau has put out a warning for "Hazardous Winds and Damaging Surf Conditions". Well, we DID need rain.

Meanwhile there are floods in New Zealand, and two people have died.


18 Jul 04 - 09:10 AM (#1228130)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

bit nippy today - winter has finally started. I've been sitting around elegantly dressed in track suit & dressing gown!

we had a bit of rain in the last few days, after a very dry June (1 day with a few spots of rain, if I recall properly.) Lots of Drought Declarations around & Sydney's dams are very low, we have had water restrictions most of the year.

the climate is changing?

sandra


18 Jul 04 - 09:55 AM (#1228149)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,jacqui.c

I'm at my daughter's in Newark England for the weekend. It's warm and a little windy, but it keeps threatening to rain - only a few spots so far though.


18 Jul 04 - 12:11 PM (#1228205)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ThreeSheds

In the words of the Bard Formby "Eeeh turned out nice again"


18 Jul 04 - 12:37 PM (#1228216)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Anne Croucher

Odd really - every day I wake up and think something along the lines of 'turned out nice again' as I look out of the window - I don't pull the curtain across the middle of the bay window as it faces the street and is not overlooked - our house is the tallest and at the top of the slope - it is on a ridge so the ground drops away both sides. Downstairs in the back there is a wall of green, apple trees, the loganberry, a grape vine, a holly tree, upstairs we can see Poole harbour between the houses further down the slope, and the Purbeck Hills beyond.

Here on the South coast of England the climate is mild, snow is usually just a few flakes once or twice a year, and it melts on contact with the ground. We have a few storms, but nothing that would ever make me think it is a miserable day. The positive energy of a storm makes me want to go out and dance, but most days the sun comes out for some of the time - maybe its like the half full/half empty glass - my days are as sunny as my own disposition.

Anne


18 Jul 04 - 12:50 PM (#1228222)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Amos

The skies are a clear cerulean blue, with a few traces of white here and there, and the day promises to be warm, as most of our days in San Diego are. Today we are having a FolkenSplurgen here, a gathering of a clutch of local Catters and folkies for beer, burgers and singing. Alaska Mike is in town, so I ma glad he uis getting a smaple of our nicest weather. I look forward to the day!


A


18 Jul 04 - 01:03 PM (#1228227)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

windy and wet in Wash DC...has been a VERY wet Spring & Summer so far...with last year being one of the wettest years on record. We got two days with no rain, so I went out & mowed grass, but it was so deep that it was still damp from LAST rain, so it gummed up the inside of mower. The plus side is that it is a bit cooler than usual on average...(but the humidity never slacks!)

3 years ago, we were ending a drought...I guess I'll take wet.


18 Jul 04 - 11:43 PM (#1228678)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer

We were hiking in the Sierra today. I'd say the temperature was a comfortable 80 Fahrenheit (27 C.). It was 90 at home (33 C.), so we were glad we were at a higher elevation. The wildflowers in the Sierra this year are the best I've seen - reds and blues and purples and oranges and whites - all in a sea of various shades of green.
There were still a few patches of snow in the Sierra.
-Joe Offer-


19 Jul 04 - 12:05 AM (#1228689)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joybell

Oh! The wildflowers of the American West! I've always wanted to see them. Perhaps next year we might! We're saving like mad. True-love would like to see his old homeland again one more time. We're plotting our course in the hope of it all woking out! Joy


19 Jul 04 - 12:06 AM (#1228690)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Mary in Kentucky

Today was nice, 80's F, cool breeze. Last Tuesday night we had a severe thunderstorm, the one that rode the jet stream all the way across Indiana and Kentucky, 80-mile-an-hour winds. I was caught out in it, did some stupid things, but survived. We were without electricity for three days, many homes in Kentucky have been out for a week.

We've also had an extremely wet Spring and Summer. My garden, the first I've grown in ~25 years, is doing well. I've been picking three 40-foot rows of beans nearly everyday for several weeks. I've made over 30 quarts of bread-and-butter pickles, and I already have two pumpkins that are several feet in diamter!

Joe, I'd love to see the wild flowers there. One of my favorite Charles Kuralt episodes was of fields of flowers.


19 Jul 04 - 03:11 AM (#1228735)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,John O'Lennaine

The Blue Mountains, just west of Sydney, snow Sat. night but since then just cold, wet & miserable.

My wife tells me it's some freak conditions bringing cold from Antarctica in unusual quantities. To be honest it's no colder here than most winters, but I believe the snow has gone to places where it doesn't normally go, and there have been some very strong winds in Sydney.

Meanwhile there are some pretty ugly bushfires in America, and floods in New Zealand, I hear.
Reminds me of last time I posted to this thread.

John


19 Jul 04 - 03:54 AM (#1228756)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

Fire hazard extreme here in the hills of Metchosin on Vancouver Island. The temperature has been in the mid 80s for a couple of days, but has cooled tonight to a comfortable 66. Weather forecast is for showers or a possible thundershower. Sure hope the forecasted rain does more than just wash the dust off the cedars and swordferns, but I won't hold my breath. Its always dry here in the summer, it's the unusually dryer winters, the past few years, that is most worrisome.


19 Jul 04 - 05:29 AM (#1228802)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Hrothgar

Clear fine days, cool mornings, temperature range about 6 to 20 degrees Celsius (about 42 to 68 Fahrenheit).

The glorious silver wattle is fading, and we need some rain.

Another bitter winter in Brisbane.


19 Jul 04 - 08:22 AM (#1228876)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joybell

Alaska Mike, Amos, Have they got Sea Otters at San Diego's sea world? Just wondering Joy


19 Jul 04 - 09:32 AM (#1228912)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

80s to 90s. Yesterday we had OVER TWO (2) INCHES OF RAIN in less than a hour! Flash flood warnings then, and today from 3 to 9 pm. This is the second weekend with a delugic downpour. Not that we don't need the rain, but I'd rather it came in a gentle soaker over several days.

They say that there is a moist front and a drier front colliding over us.

Wildflowers. They're spectacular! Pale yellows, azure blue lupines, deep yellows, firey Indian paintbrush, purplish fireweed, all against the silver-green sage. Sometimes a magpie will flash black and white among them, or a red-winged blackbird will flit along. Even a golden or bald eagle or a kestrel can sometimes be seen. The best time to see them is probably mid-June. (And for a real treat, see Craters of the Moon National Monument in flowertime. All that dwarf buckwheat and such against the lava and basalt -- fabulous!) Maybe I'll see if I can have some pictures posted.


19 Jul 04 - 10:16 AM (#1228929)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Alaska Mike

Hi Joybell, I didn't see any Sea Otters at Sea World. They had a cute river otter named Opie that performed in a show with 2 sea lions named Clyde and Seymore.

We saw dolphins, pilot whales, orcas, sharks, sea lions, penquins, polar bears, and so many different kinds of fish it staggers the imagination.

But if you want to see sea otters, you will have to come visit Alaska. They are still quite plentiful and easily spotted on any of the many sight-seeing cruises that venture out past the coastline.


19 Jul 04 - 10:56 AM (#1228965)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

Ya gotta go here, Joybell. Last time I was up that way they had a video camera out on a island where the only inhabitants were sea lions. You could watch 'em from your hotel room, too. See Seward, see sealife, see?

It's only my poor opinion, but EVERYONE should visit Alaska, and NOT on one of those bloody damned cruise ships! Fly to Anchorage and rent a vehicle! Plan your trip in advance, dammit! You don't let someone else play your concerts, do ya? So why are you going to let them plan your trips? (I'm a bit vehement about that, perhaps.)


19 Jul 04 - 11:41 AM (#1229002)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

We have a pod? family? collection? of river otters that we can watch go about their business out on the wetlands dike trail in Juneau. And as Alaska Mike said, sea otters can be found in many different spots (One Christmas day I watched three or five- hard to tell- cavorting in Gastineau Channel right here at home) and reliably so in the kelp beds in the Hoonah area. They look like nothing so much as huge upside down Cairn terriers.

I'm originally from Oregon and I do like Oregon. It's just that I like Alaska better.


19 Jul 04 - 09:02 PM (#1229433)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joybell

I saw Sea Otters off the coast at Big Sur. One of the highlights of my life. We were passing through. Too poor to actually stay at the place. We watched one banging clam shells on it's special rock that it held in it's arms. Then it floated on its back eating the clam. I was entranced.
Mike and Rapaire thank you for the information. We do plan to hire a car. Alas! we'll be a bit restricted as to where we can go - because of the cost and because True-love will probably never be able to visit again. He has a dear friend in New Mexico so that's where we'll be heading. We will try to see lots of wild places on the way. I am keen to see desert wildflowers and grassland areas. Also as many Mudcatters as possible - wild or otherwise! If they are willing. We are looking at April next year so there's time to plan it all. Joy


19 Jul 04 - 10:27 PM (#1229506)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

Fly to Seattle. Whoop it up with folks like Deckman there. Drive across to Spokane and on into Idaho, stopping to party with Rangeroger up that way. On into Montana (by the way, you're sort of following the Lewis and Clark trail when you hit Idaho from Washington) and take I-15 down south. Stop by Pocatello here; I'll probably be able to find a place for yout to sleep and we can always water the soup.

Keep on South, through Utah and into New Mexico. From New Mexico, cross into Arizona and into California. Amos is in San Diego. Northward along the California coast; lots of folks around San Francisco. Onward through Northern California (don't forget to see the redwoods!) and into open mike/Joe Offer country. Portland has a bunch of 'catters, and north of there is Seattle again. A short flight from Seattle is Anchorage.

A few thousand miles, a few months -- what the heck, eh?

Oh, yeah -- brucie's just up the road in Alberta, and there are the western Canadian 'catters, too.


20 Jul 04 - 08:49 PM (#1230312)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joybell

Sounds wonderful. We don't mind watered soup. I'll check out our possibilities closer to the time. Meanwhile those photos are so good, Rapaire. Thank you. I'm keen to see wildflowers against lava and rocks. And wildlife of all sorts. Cheers Joy


20 Jul 04 - 09:22 PM (#1230332)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: TS

sticky and hot at about 30 C in Saskatchewan...with yet another severe thunderstorm and tornado warning which is yet to prove true....Slainte!


21 Jul 04 - 01:02 AM (#1230446)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: mg

Absolutely perfect in Long Beach, Washington. Probably 80 degrees this evening, cloudless skies, perfect sunset. I found my sandles in my car and had a swim suit so I went to the beach and splashed in the surf for the first time this year. It's shameful how we don't take advantage of our own places..people come from all over to visit the beach here and I haven't been going at all since I moved farther away from it. mg


23 Jul 04 - 11:33 PM (#1232625)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

It's too damned hot here on Vancouver Island. It's after 8:00 PM and it's still in the 90s.........bitch, bitch bitch...whine...whine...This is not normally a climate where air conditioning is required, but I sure would appreciate it tonight and so would the dogs. I think we'll probably sleep in the basement, to try and find some relief. Wait, I think I felt a breeze cropping up now, off the Sooke Basin, which might cool us down by midnight. Oh dam! it's gone again.

I popped in on my 84 year old Mum this afternoon, to see how she was faring and it was 96 degrees inside her wee mobile home, but it was hotter than that outside. I did manage to talk her into having a sponge bath and got the place more comfortable, by getting more air moving with her bathroom fan and the fan over her stove.

Its supposed to stay like this for another day or so, before we get back to more seasonable temperatures in the mid 70s. Fire hazard still extreme, promised rain, awhile back, only settled the dust.


24 Jul 04 - 05:22 AM (#1232699)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: masato sakurai

Nearly or around 100 degrees F every day in Tokyo, but I can survive without air-conditioning.


24 Jul 04 - 10:11 AM (#1232764)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Alaska Mike

I'm finally back in Anchorage where the high temps are in the mid 60's F. San Diego was sunny and warm with lots of things to do, but its good to be home. Partly cloudy today, chance of showers, nice breeze to keep down the skeeters, its a perfect day.

Mike


25 Jul 04 - 07:38 AM (#1233316)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sweetfia

Shit, at the moment. Thursday nighgt was horrible, it went from almost warm to a complete downpour, and the sky turned from clear to black in about 10mins. Then friday it was absolutely sweltering. And then over the weekend it's just been raining.

I wish the weather would make it's bloody mind up!!!


25 Jul 04 - 08:04 PM (#1233641)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,crazy little woman

The Canadians have shipped some life-saving cool air down, and it's heavenly. Temperature maybe 75, blue sky, white puffy clouds, flowers in bloom, birds twittering.

Kansas City has such extremes of weather, and now it's extremely beautiful.


25 Jul 04 - 11:50 PM (#1233722)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,kk newyorkcity


26 Jul 04 - 02:47 AM (#1233754)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: C-flat

We have a word which sums up the British weather perfectly, "changeable".
Some years ago I worked for a large import company selling cheap novelties and gift items. One such item was a barometer/clock which was a popular seller wholesaling at around £5. It wasn't untill I dropped one in the warehouse that I noticed that the only working part of the barometer/clock was the battery operated clock, the barometer was just a dial with a glued-on plastic needle set to "changeable".
I have often imagined how many people have tapped the face of their barometer/clock uttering "Changeable again Doris!, we'd better take an umberella, just in case!"
In the U.K. there's not a more accurate barometer!
C-flat.


29 Jul 04 - 06:33 PM (#1236670)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: s6k

i want a big fat thunderstorm


29 Jul 04 - 09:43 PM (#1236788)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Naemanson

A year and a half ago I was scraping ice off of my windshield and muttering about how cold my feet were. Now I live in a tropical paradise with palm trees, ocean vistas and mountains on the island of Guam.


11 Aug 04 - 10:17 PM (#1245413)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl

still...humid...menacing...two storms coming!


11 Aug 04 - 10:21 PM (#1245415)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: CarolC

Surprisingly cool for August in Alabama. I had on long pants and a sweatshirt this morning. First time since maybe April or May that I wasn't comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt.


12 Aug 04 - 04:46 PM (#1246146)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnomad

Been chucking it down rain for days, rivers are bursting, structures colapsing.

Apparently (ie I heard it on the local news) West Yorkshire generally averages 2" of rain in August, yet on Tuesday alone we got 4".

I never liked heat much, but this feels like a monsoon to someone who has never experienced the real thing. Anyone out there got some gopher wood?


12 Aug 04 - 04:48 PM (#1246148)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Blackcatter

As Jimmy Buffett says in Tryin' to Reason With Hurricane Season: Squalls out on the gulf stream, big storm comin' soon.

Charley will likely hit my mom's place tommow moring, my place by 7pm. Wish us all luck.


13 Aug 04 - 04:20 AM (#1246572)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: muppett

Whilst its pissed it down over most of mainland England & Scotland for the past week I heard on the news that the Shetlands have got a water shortage and they're having to bring tanker loads over on the ferry.


14 Nov 04 - 10:52 PM (#1326948)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Holly Butcher

I want a hot day tomorrow


14 Nov 04 - 10:54 PM (#1326950)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: chris nightbird childs

Clear and cold with a chance of New England schizophrenia...


14 Nov 04 - 11:25 PM (#1326962)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Snow on the mountains all around me. Patchy snow left on the ground in protected areas. Temperatures ranging from 26 to low 40s. Breezy and damp. Both ocean and sky are silvery. Looks colder than it is.


15 Nov 04 - 05:49 AM (#1327122)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: MBSLynne

Grey but not too cold with a bit of a breeze...I can see a tiny bit of blue sky though....


16 Nov 04 - 04:51 AM (#1328308)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Scooby Doo

For South Wales,its DRY for a change with high cloud...Yippee for dry weather.


16 Nov 04 - 05:53 AM (#1328329)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: MBSLynne

Well it WAS beautiful bright and sunny this morning in North West Leicestershire but it's clouding over now. Oh well...probably means there won't be a frost tonight...


16 Nov 04 - 06:03 AM (#1328335)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,milk monitor

London...grey and decidedly parky. But I'm a softie Suvner.


16 Nov 04 - 08:39 AM (#1328455)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Nemesis

England south coast - started out grey and overcast .. been dry for a few days .. very cold and slight wind chill factor .. danger of slight overnight frosts .. and now early afternoon the sun has just broken through and is casting this glorious, autumnal glow.


16 Nov 04 - 04:20 PM (#1329044)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Les from Hull

It's been siling down in Hull (that's raining for you poor benighted non-Hullensians).


16 Nov 04 - 05:29 PM (#1329103)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

Beautiful, sunny day yesterday here on Vancouver Island, around 50F, pissing down this morning. The wind picked up this afternoon, blew away most clouds and a watery sun is now streaking through the trees, transforming grey rain and fog cloaking moss and branches into dripping gold and silver.


16 Nov 04 - 09:57 PM (#1329374)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Mooh

It's a fine day for weather...

About 7C, kinda hazy, still nice enough to enjoy a piss in the back yard. Think I'll go for a walk later.

Peace, Mooh.


16 Nov 04 - 09:59 PM (#1329379)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: chris nightbird childs

It was beautiful today in many ways. Hope tomorrow's more of the same. I'd be nice...


17 Nov 04 - 03:28 AM (#1329600)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Scooby Doo

Today its dull and drizzle.Thats Wales for you.


17 Nov 04 - 06:43 AM (#1329728)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: MBSLynne

Well it's the same in NW Leicestershire Yas if that makes you feel any better!

I'd like to say something beautiful and poetic about it like some of the others have, but what can you say about a dull grey day? (I'll have to go away and think about that...I'm sure I can come up with a dirge if I try!)

Love Lynne


17 Nov 04 - 11:28 PM (#1330731)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: dianavan

Grey today with a little wind that actually smelled like snow. It was altogether too warm for snow, however. Makes me shiver just thinking about it.

d


18 Nov 04 - 09:04 AM (#1331008)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

Unusual for this time of year here, but we just had a small thunderstorm pass through. A couple of bolts of lightening overhead, thunder and a deluge of hail. The dogs didn't like it at all.


18 Nov 04 - 01:15 PM (#1331254)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Emma B

it's rained constantly all day and caused some small floods on the roads - but now IT'S SNOWING (heavily) - first of the winter season!


18 Nov 04 - 01:23 PM (#1331260)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Mrs.Duck

Sleet here in Yorkshire although gather its heavy snow on the higher ground.


18 Nov 04 - 03:18 PM (#1331412)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: McGrath of Harlow

Pissing down all day here.


18 Nov 04 - 03:27 PM (#1331419)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Scooby Doo

pouring down all day here in Wales


18 Nov 04 - 04:51 PM (#1331518)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: sue exhull

Hi   ITs bloody snowing here in St.neots(cambridgeshire) I didnt believe em when they said it would, but it has!!!! settled a bit too :(.


18 Nov 04 - 04:58 PM (#1331525)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Blackcatter

currently 79 deg (F) and white puffy clouds all around. Temp toight is supposed to dip to 63! Such is life during a November in Orlando. Got a date to go surfing this Sat. May have to where my wetsuit bottoms... burrr - water temp of 72 deg.


18 Nov 04 - 11:51 PM (#1331906)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Shanghaiceltic

From the betty swallocks weather of the summer (35 Deg C + with 80%+ humidity) it has turned rather chilly here in Shanghai, sunny but chilly, about 17 Deg C.

Ones blood has thinned a bit living here so I am not looking forward to deep winter even though it does not get realy cold here our houses are not insulated which means I need to start digging out the long johns.


19 Nov 04 - 02:57 AM (#1332004)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: MBSLynne

Snow all over the ground...and it's frozen. Looks pretty with the sun on it, but only if I'm looking at it from in the house! Time to light a nice log fire I think! Ahhh winter in the English Midlands! Think I'll go back to Australia!


19 Nov 04 - 02:58 AM (#1332006)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: chris nightbird childs

Dark.


19 Nov 04 - 03:07 AM (#1332011)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Scooby Doo

Blue sky and dry here,no snow though.


19 Nov 04 - 04:57 AM (#1332062)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John MacKenzie

Woke up to the first snow of this winter, it's about 4C and we keep getting more light snow showers interspersed with bright sunshine.
Giok


20 Nov 04 - 04:39 AM (#1333346)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Scooby Doo

Its wet where i am but up the Valleys its snowing.


20 Nov 04 - 11:03 AM (#1333576)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Alice

A thick blanket of white snow and more falling. It started yesterday. Five months (at least) of shoveling snow starts now. crud.

Alice in Montana


20 Nov 04 - 11:29 AM (#1333606)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Chris Green

It's brass monkeys out and I've had my hair cut really short. I regretted it as soon as left the barbers. I am now off to buy a woolly hat!

Chris in Coventry


20 Nov 04 - 11:48 AM (#1333621)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Catherine Jayne

Raining!


20 Nov 04 - 11:59 AM (#1333630)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Amos

You can tell winter is coming by the fistful of gray clouds that stubborn the sky until well after sunrise. Where I launch my kayak, the beach is cool from the night, not warm. The water is still swimmable, though. But the surf is higher than usual, and that is one reason I find out it is swimmable. Launching, trying to time the sets for minimum fuss going out, I make it past the line of the forming waves twenty minutes before sunrise, with only a couple of wet sloppy slaps from the sea for my trouble.

After an hour or two of paddling around visiting with the sea lions sleeping on the bouys and watching flights of cormorants wheel over the deeps, I paddle back in, the deep-water swell rising and falling beneath me like whale's breath. Closing in on the beach these swells become the surf, and timing them is impossible from the outside, because the patterns are less visible. I count the breakers and time myself, hoping for a keyhole that will give me a clean run through the surf. I start to paddle rapidly at just the moment, and am rising on the back of the wave I have chosen to come in. I am high on its back stroking and surfing at the same time, riding like a wave-master, the curling surf just under my prow. But as the break begins to unroll, the kayak swings, ignoring steering command, and is brought broadside to the curl, and rolls. I am tumbled into wet blackness, ducking to avoid the impact of the kayak or the paddle as evberything is carried away to the will of the insane water. Then I am standing and dragging my kayak in through the shallows, up on to the wet sand. The morning light is diffused and still largely gray even though sunrise was over an hour before. I am dripping from every corner and desperately in need of a hot shower, but not so cold that I cannot take care of business, putting things to rights and getting the kayak mounted to the car-top and strapped down.

All in all an interesting morning, and only 7:30 by the time I am in a hot shower at home, thinking about that scary moment just after I realized there was no more control, that my craft was rolling willy or nilly!

Thank god for civilization, hot water, dry clothes and a warm office!


A


20 Nov 04 - 12:00 PM (#1333633)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: MBSLynne

Grey, miserable and BLOODY cold!


20 Nov 04 - 12:13 PM (#1333650)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,milk monitor

London...dark, rainy and really really bloody cold.


21 Nov 04 - 05:13 AM (#1334279)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Scooby Doo

its dark,grey clouds and dry spells.


21 Nov 04 - 10:41 AM (#1334434)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: MBSLynne

Sob...it's even greyer and more miserable...the day is dead...and it's my birthday...and nobody cares! (except my family who gave me some presents!)


21 Nov 04 - 05:15 PM (#1334675)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: *Laura*

Shanghaiceltic - 17c!!! Thats the kind of weather we get in summer when we're hoping for 24! the height of heat!

Cold and wet and dark and wet and windy and wet and rainy and wet.

Why did the english people send their convicts to australia? Why not leave them here and go to australia themselves!
Just think how the picture would be reversed! Ahhh.......


21 Nov 04 - 07:44 PM (#1334767)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace

In Alberta, we don't get weather. We get climate--twice a year. From October to May it's cold. From June to September it's warmer than cold.

Here, in winter, it's too cold to measure the temperature. Thermometers always freeze at forty below and stay there until late May.

Right now it's blowing like a bugle player on a parade square. And it's cold.

I will write again in May.


21 Nov 04 - 07:52 PM (#1334775)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,AKgrown

Here in southernish Alaska it is...let me look out my window...cloudy VERY icy, and about 36 degrees farenheit. It's also getting dark at 3:50 AK time. Yee-haw!

AKswimmer


21 Nov 04 - 09:43 PM (#1334867)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: dianavan

Its grey and cloudy and wet and cold. No ice yet but it cold enough already.

d


22 Nov 04 - 10:13 AM (#1335245)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Scooby Doo

well its been dry all day but gloom.That is Wales for you mind this time of year


10 Dec 04 - 06:32 AM (#1352794)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu2

I just love southeastern New Brunswick, Canada weather. Here is the next 24h as issued by Environment Canada for the Moncton area....

Tonight .. Cloudy. Snow beginning near midnight changing to ice pellets mixed with freezing rain overnight. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind east 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 overnight. Temperature steady near minus 3.
Saturday .. Ice pellets mixed with freezing rain changing to rain in the morning and ending late in the day then cloudy and 60 percent chance of drizzle. Risk of a thundershower. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Fog patches. Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 20 late in the day. High 7.


10 Dec 04 - 06:41 AM (#1352803)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Paco Rabanne

Hot, steamy, wet..... oh.... Sorry, i am in the bath.


10 Dec 04 - 06:25 PM (#1353521)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: number 6

Read what Gnu posted, I'm a little more than an hours's drive south west.

Another NB'er here, very interesting!


10 Dec 04 - 07:17 PM (#1353565)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

rain, followed by mist, followed by showers, followed by a few hours of cloudy...then more rain. I hate to think how deep the snow is gonna be when it finally gets real cold...


10 Dec 04 - 07:36 PM (#1353578)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Bill D, I'm quite sure that you and I are not in the same geographic zone- what are you doing with that much rain?

Juneau, Alaska:

Today: Cloudy with rain and snow. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds light and variable. Chance of precip 80%.

Tonight: Periods of rain and snow. Low 34F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 80%.

Tomorrow: rain and snow in the morning changing to rain late. High 41F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 80%.

Tomorrow night: Cloudy and windy with periods of rain. Low 38F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall may reach one inch.

I once wrote:

                Rain Country

In the winter it's raining; the clouds are dark and low
It's the normal condition - everybody wants it so
With snow-covered mountains, the valleys wet below
In Southeast Alaska we have more rain than snow

In Spring, the clouds are heavy with impending change
Fog and hail, brief sun and wind, we go all the range
There is no predicting, but always - or in the main-
In Southeast Alaska, in Spring there is rain

Ah but in the summer, the misty air's serene
Clothes damp-dry on the line, the grass is cool and green
But hang your coat by the fire lest you go out again
In Southeast Alaska, Summer brings rain.

In Autumn the storms return, dark clouds are in the sky
Wind strips leaves from all the trees and sends them flying high
Galoshes slosh and waters rush. A familiar refrain:
In Southeast Alaska, it's raining. Again.

We're a special kind of people who live here, don't you know
We've made our peace with weathe (with rain, not with snow)
So we take pride in saying- though it may cause some pain-
This is Southeast Alaska. Bring on the rain.


10 Dec 04 - 08:17 PM (#1353603)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

love it Ebbie!

Made me think of the lines from a poem I saw once with the lines

I love the rain in its every manoever
I have to love rain
I live in Vancouver

Similar weather here right now too.

My duaghter and I just had a soak in the hot tub in the rain. Usually its OK when its raining, but this evening its raining so hard it stings your face if you look skyward.


10 Dec 04 - 08:40 PM (#1353621)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

I dunno, Ebbie...*grin*..it's been quite a wet couple of years here. We set some sort of record last year, and this one is not far behind.

Makes it interesting, as the grass grows faster, but the windows for mowing are smaller...and I have a BIG yard to mow!

Still, it beats the 2-3 years drought we had before that....


10 Dec 04 - 09:20 PM (#1353649)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

The same thing happens here, Bill D. I have literally mowed in the rain. But mostly I just set the mower as low as it will go so that most of the time the lawns can go much longer than the scheduled time. Darn sure it's not going to kill the grass. In our cool, moist climate not much of anything dies.


11 Dec 04 - 08:14 AM (#1353887)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Ebbie... excellent ! Number 6... there's several of us and there's several more who seldom post. I can't recall names right off the top of my head because I haven't been around the neighbourhood for close to a year. If you're curious, start a thread. Hmmmm, I'm curious to see who's still around.... look for an Atlantic Canada thread.


11 Dec 04 - 08:32 AM (#1353899)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Scooby Doo

Its a lovely afternoon here in Wales,UK.


11 Dec 04 - 11:12 PM (#1354472)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Susan A-R

Here in Vermont it is wet and rainy, on top of snow this is sometimes interesting. Hope my brother got home from dinner ok tonight, the back roads tend to turn into bobsled hills. I want snow!!!!!! (whine whine)


12 Dec 04 - 03:19 PM (#1354884)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: mg

very very windy in Long Beach WA USA. mg


01 Mar 05 - 11:56 AM (#1423931)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Not bad now. It was clear at 07:30h with very little wind. When I went to my dentist at 08:30h it was snowing hard. When I left the dentist at 09:30h, the first thing I heard on the radio was a call for people to stay off the roads and I was thinking, "Good idea." I popped into the powerhouse along the way and picked up some Buddies. I had to drop 'er in cat-putt-cat (dat's Shaques dere Amos) to get back on the road. Near a white out on the causeway across the Peticodiac River. Then, I had to go to Sobey's for watermelon for Mum, just to brighten her day house-bound in the storm. Played in the near-empty parking lot and scared the crap out of a couple of Toyotas. Slid over to the local convenience store for smokes and a chat. Got home just in time to beat the snowplow. Now it's letting up. Expecting ice pellets (modern for sleet) and then rain. Sniff, fun's over. Now I've got two driveways to do.


01 Mar 05 - 12:11 PM (#1423957)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ToulouseCruise

I think you almost ran me over in that parking lot today, gnu!


01 Mar 05 - 12:17 PM (#1423963)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Dentist, beer store, Sobey's, or Quik-mart?


01 Mar 05 - 12:18 PM (#1423964)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John MacKenzie

Just started snowing


01 Mar 05 - 12:21 PM (#1423970)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Hey Bri... Are you the C103 $10,000 fugitive?


01 Mar 05 - 12:34 PM (#1423983)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I'd like to 4X4 that SOB into the dry pave!!! On and on about it when he's likely never "been" anywhere yet. Sheep! Wouldn't be so bad if C103 had more than a half dozen LP's.


01 Mar 05 - 12:39 PM (#1423985)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

A lot more snow last night, but it's not very cold today.


01 Mar 05 - 12:42 PM (#1423991)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Leadfingers

Peeing with rain this afternoon - Roll on Summer !!


01 Mar 05 - 01:03 PM (#1424007)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: jacqui.c

We've had a little bit of snow today. It seems to have stopped now and the snow plough's been round, as has our lovely neighhbour with his snow blower. The dog insisted on a walk in the snow this morning, but that's the only time I'm going out today!


01 Mar 05 - 01:09 PM (#1424016)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Hear that Kendall? It's your turn to walk the dog next, and maybe next again. Kendall? You in the cellar?


01 Mar 05 - 01:12 PM (#1424023)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Scooby Doo

Its raining here in South Wales,UK.We have had no snow here yet!!!!!.


01 Mar 05 - 01:42 PM (#1424065)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

We've just had the sunniest February here since they started keeping records about 100 years ago. Temperatures between 10C and 15C during the day and the Japanese plum and cherry in full bloom. Grey and a bit of drizzle on and off today, about 9C and the power went out for about an hour for no apparent reason but, other than the rumbling of the Juan de Fuca Plate, all seems to be well on the west coast of Canada.


01 Mar 05 - 01:51 PM (#1424078)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

"... the Japanese plum and cherry in full bloom." The birds here are so hungry they are eating the apples still clung to my mother's apple tree.... FROZEN SOLID IN THE DAMN SNOWSTORM!!! Here's the world's tiniest mandolin, playing just for Metchsin. Can you hear it? No, of course not, because the snowplow is too loud! You're just lucky I can't throw that far Metch... of course, the snowballs would melt by the time they got that far. Hmmm, frozen apples?


01 Mar 05 - 01:52 PM (#1424081)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Oops... MetchOsin... sorry.


01 Mar 05 - 02:18 PM (#1424104)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

oooh, do they shrink when they get cold, gnu? Mandolins that is. LOL Out here they stay the same size all year round.

Hey, the weather might be great, but when the Plate that's hung up at our end, finally lets go, bring out the really big stuff and pipe me out while I kiss my ass goodbye.


01 Mar 05 - 02:49 PM (#1424120)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John MacKenzie

That's the sort of job you've got to do for yourself Metchosin.
Giok ¦¬]


01 Mar 05 - 02:55 PM (#1424124)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

Not weather, but maybe I should explain, we have had a series of earthquakes off the west coast of the Island here for the past day or so, little ones, 4.5, 5.2 etc., a step up in the usual stuff, which is good in some ways, because it relieves the pressure where the plate dives down under the Island.

The bad part is all the quakes are at the north end of the Juan de Fuca Ridge and the south end is doing nothing and has been doing nothing for years and it is believed that our end is hung up and it is hung up right below where I live and so any change in activity comes up on my personal radar screen.

Snow!....I scoff at snow! But I tend to hang on a bit when I contemplate the BIG BUMP. The only thing that gives me a bit of comfort is that this Island was up, even when Alberta was an inland surrounded by dinosaurs.


01 Mar 05 - 03:12 PM (#1424144)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,MMario

snow yesterday, snow today - predicted - snow tomorrow. Par for the course.


01 Mar 05 - 03:14 PM (#1424147)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

That should read Alberta was and inland "sea"

Right Giok, bit more difficult to do if you're under water or your house is down around your head. LOL


01 Mar 05 - 03:16 PM (#1424151)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John MacKenzie

Well I've been looking at lots of pretty pictures and diagrams of 'John the Fucker' and rather you than me, but it's still a DIY job when it come to kissing your arse goodbye, sorry.
Giok ¦¬]


01 Mar 05 - 03:25 PM (#1424164)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: pdq

chili today but hot tamale


01 Mar 05 - 03:32 PM (#1424174)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: DougR

Beautiful! High of 78 degrees.

DougR


01 Mar 05 - 03:56 PM (#1424196)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Metch... the big bump. Minds me of the time I was in Springhill, Nova Scotia so many years ago on a history field trip in High School. We went underground and an elderly miner was telling us that coal "bumps" and noises were regular and welcome.... it was when it grew silent that the miners got nervous.... of course, his voice trailed off and we were left to listen to absolutely nothing but our own fears and heartbeats. At that moment, I picked up a large lump of coal and flung it upside a large wooden coal bin. Beth Rothwell screamed, pissed her pants and ran back up the ramp, along with several others. I had to admit to the prank before the teacher would continue our trip and I spent a great deal of time writing "The Mining History of the Maritimes" as punishment. It was worth it.


01 Mar 05 - 04:59 PM (#1424260)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

LOL gnu. There has been a lot of blasting in the neighbourhood over the past couple of weeks, but fortunately I still have relatively good bladder control.

Giok, I volunteered to kiss my own ass, the playing of pipes I will leave to others.


02 Mar 05 - 04:28 AM (#1424681)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John MacKenzie

We had 4" of snow last night, and it's just started snowing heavily again, what the heck the freezers are well stocked.
Giok

In the town of Springhill Nova Scotia
Down in the dark of the Cumberland mine
There's blood on the coal and the miners lie
In roads that never saw sun or sky


02 Mar 05 - 04:01 PM (#1425204)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,*laura*

Snowy. but pathetically. and it won't stick properly cos the ground is too wet. Bloody loser snow. If it snowed PROPERLY we could have time off college!
Damnit - why don't I live in Kent? Or Yorkshire?

Stupid Somerset Snow. pfff.

You know - the only snow I've ever seen - proper snow I mean, was in Leicester a few years ago. Six inches of dry powdery proper snow. Six inches! that's pathetic - some people get six feet!
And down here we're lucky to get six millemetres!

pff - thats all I'm saying. PFFF.

xLx

:-)


02 Mar 05 - 04:23 PM (#1425218)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Well darlin, I've see 1.62m in less than 24h with high winds and I'll trade you any day.


02 Mar 05 - 04:39 PM (#1425236)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Layah

I agree with Laura. The snow here is not nearly good enough. No chance of classes being canceled because of it. At least living in California it didn't get cold, now I'm in Edinburgh and it's cold but not snowy. Snowed this evening, but it didn't stick, and now it's all gone. And rain and hail, which are not nearly as nice as snow. The best snow I've ever seen was last week when it snowed and it stuck (first time!) and it was like an inch deep. Now that was exciting.


03 Mar 05 - 03:11 PM (#1426154)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: annamill

No comment here in San Diego, California.

;-) *BG*

Love, Annamill


02 Jun 05 - 06:04 PM (#1498589)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

May was wet and cold here in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Had to shut my windows every night. Then, May 30, it didn't rain. May 31, the sun peeked out. Yesterday was sunny and I had my windows open all day and night... warm and a nice breeze. Today, I shut my windows at 10:00h. 33C at 17:00h!! Mom nature sure is a moody bitch!

How's by you?


03 Jun 05 - 12:45 AM (#1498879)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Well, in Juneau Alaska, the sun is shining as it has for the last few days. This is the time of year that our days get really long and bedtime can slip right on by. It's the only place I've ever lived where perfectly good parents suddenly realize that it's almost 1:00 AM and their kids are not in bed yet.

I don't think we've hit 70F yet this year but I know it's been 68 a couple of times. That's good and warm, I can tell you.

It's scary to think about but we may have a VERY early fall. From my third floor window, looking down on a number of trees I can see that the top branches of the maple trees are yellowing. And these are NOT Japanese maples...


03 Jun 05 - 01:00 AM (#1498892)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST

cloud flurries and chances of snow - miserable start to summer.


03 Jun 05 - 01:00 AM (#1498893)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

Beginning of winter officially in Australia, but our winters in Sydney are quite mild compared to lots of places in the world. Lately it's been fine and sunny every day with temperatures getting up to 17-20 degrees C during the day and down to 3-5 in my particular part of Sydney at night. Everybody I know has colds - me included - the day starts to cool off quite suddenly from about 3pm and you can find yourself breathing cold air before you know it. It's also been very dry - we are still very much in drought conditions - the water level in our main supply dam has fallen below 40% for the first time in a long time, and they have just brought in more severe water restrictions.

I'm actually enjoying this weather at the moment. If you can find yourself a sunny spot in the middle of the day, it is very pleasant, and a good time to be gardening because it is not too hot and humid, like it is in summer. Some seeds from the tomato plants from summer decided to germinate where they fell, and they looked quite healthy, so we decided to give them a little bit of protection by building a sort of green house over them, made of clear plastic on a frame. One of the plants has even set some little tomatoes, so we'll see how that goes. The soil temperature is going to drop, but a blanket of mulch might help. The space is 8ft square and sloping on top - big enough to walk in. I'm going to try a few other plants in there too. It will be an interesting experiment anyway.

Jenny


30 Jun 05 - 09:55 AM (#1513297)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

after four years of drought, our dams are nearly empty and the Premier of our state is wondering how to continue to provuide drinking water to us sydneysiders. so it finally starts to rain.   and rain. and rain. and rain. It is coming down in troughloads outside as I write, pouring off the gutters and drenching the street. there are floods further north and a gale warning has been issued. The wind is coming up now - its getting wilder and wilder - imagine a huge drenching downpour, and then triple it!

this is typical in this part of australia - its all or nothing - long harsh months and years of unremitting heat and drought, and then a maniacal downpour leading to flooding, trees coming down, cars being tossed along flooded road (two deaths already)...

what's the weather like where you are?

freda


30 Jun 05 - 10:18 AM (#1513305)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Blissfully Ignorant

I don't think the weather knows quite what it's doing here. I went out yesterday morning and could hardly move for the heat, then got caught in the mother of all rainshowers walking back from the pub at chuckin out time. It was that really wet rain, too (don't deny it....you all know that some rain is wetter than other rain!)

Now it's just kinda grey and uninspiring. No wonder the Scots keep emigrating...


30 Jun 05 - 10:27 AM (#1513306)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,JennyO

Yes, I was thinking about the contrast as I was inching my car through the wild rain and wind today. The words of Dorothea Mackellar in her well known poem about Australia - "My Country" - came to mind. She certainly had it right:

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!


30 Jun 05 - 10:35 AM (#1513307)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,freda, from the back door

after turning my front footpath into a river, the rain has finally become much lighter. here are some photos of today's rainy day in sydney and in new south wales..


30 Jun 05 - 10:50 AM (#1513312)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,freda, from the back door

Big Wet forces thousands to flee


30 Jun 05 - 11:12 AM (#1513323)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,JennyO

I got to see one photo before it insisted I register. I don't like having to do that, so I'll have to miss them.


30 Jun 05 - 11:28 AM (#1513327)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,gnu

Hope everything os OK with you, Freda. Glad to hear the storm is letting up. Did you finally get some sleep?

Moncton, NB, Canada: 30 to 35C and humid until last night at 8PM... I kid you not... went down 10C in twenty minutes... 13C at 6AM. Me mum's got a sweater on! Supposed to be no more than 24C all weekend... then, we'll bake for about six weeks.


30 Jun 05 - 11:40 AM (#1513331)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,JennyO

Gnu, I don't think any of us in Sydney were in too much trouble, as long as we drove carefully - I certainly did.

As you can see here 256km Sydney Radar Loop the rain is now moving out to sea. They are predicting a foggy morning and a sunny day tomorrow - amazing!

Some people in other towns in Northern NSW were not so lucky:

Northern NSW on alert as floodwaters rise

Jenny


30 Jun 05 - 04:19 PM (#1513420)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,bobad

HOT


30 Jun 05 - 04:21 PM (#1513422)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,gnu

Thanks JennyO. I hope Freda is sound asleep and never sees this. Poor dear.


30 Jun 05 - 04:33 PM (#1513427)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST, Ebbie

Another silvery day here in Juneau, Alaska. (Silvery is different from grey- the sun is on just the other side of the clouds, lending a silvery glow) The temperature, the last few days, has been around 60F, a little cooler than typical. Before this, we had several days of upper 70s-- very hot for this part of the world.

Everything - the grass, the bushes, the mountains - is green, the fireweed is brilliant and about 2/3 of the way finished ("Fireweed half done = Summer half gone"), the mountain ash berries are in the dull-brown wispy stage before they burst into heaps of brightness, the tops of the maple trees give hints of fall color (as seen from my window), autumn morning fogs (most common in August) force our many cruiseships to moan their way into our harbor. We may have an early fall.

Everything has been early this year- We had a very short spring. We seemed to jump from winter almost directly into summer.


30 Jun 05 - 05:31 PM (#1513445)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,gnu

"...the tops of the maple trees give hints of fall color..." Oh dear, already? Nooo? This soon? An early fall? How early can you get it?


30 Jun 05 - 06:26 PM (#1513463)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST, Ebbie

Rain Country
Ebbie 1999

In the Winter it's raining. The clouds are dark and low.
(It's the normal condition- everybody wants it so
With snow-covered mountains and the valleys wet below)
In Southeast Alaska, we have more rain than snow.

In Spring the clouds are heavy with impending change
Fog and hail, brief sun and wind- we go all the range
There is no predicting but always - or in the main-
In Southeast Alaska, in Spring there is rain.

Ah, but in the summer the misty air's serene,
Clothes damp-dry on the line, the grass is cool and green,
But hang your coat by the fire, lest you go out again
In Southeast Alaska, Summer brings rain.

In Autumn the storms return, dark clouds are in the sky.
Wind strips leaves from all the trees and sends them flying high.
Waters rush, galoshes slosh. A familiar refrain:
In Southeast Alaska, it's raining. Again.

We're a special kind of people who live here, don't you know-
We've made our peace with weather (with rain, not with snow)
So we take pride in saying, though it may cause some pain:
In Southeast Alaska, bring on the rain.
This is Southeast Alaska- BRING ON THE RAIN.

When you are geographically located this far north with mountainous terrain and practically surrounded by ocean you get a lot of rain (upwards of 90 inches a year, PLUS 105 inches of snow.) Winter can arrive most any time. I've seen snow fall on the mountain tops in July, finishing up the old year and new snow fall in September.

On the other hand I've seen the Northern Lights in every month but June and July (the sky is just too light in those months).


30 Jun 05 - 11:14 PM (#1513509)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Janie

Hot and muggy in Hillsborough,Norht Carolina---Just got back from walking the dog at 11:00 pm, and am dripping sweat.

Janie


01 Jul 05 - 05:56 AM (#1513568)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,JennyO

I hope Freda is sound asleep and never sees this. Poor dear.

Gnu, I don't know what you think she was going through - she lives in Sydney, same as me. We live about 7 km apart. Our part of Sydney did get some of the highest rainfall - the suburbs further west didn't get as much. We both had the same conditions to contend with yesterday, except that she uses public transport, I drive - more risky for drivers, but probably drier.

Anyway, I've seen worse here. It was up in northern NSW that got it worse. Three people dead I believe.

Today as promised, it was sunny. I had to go out and try to repair the little home made greenhouse that we made a few weeks ago. Some tomato plants were blown over by the wind, and a couple of plant pots were tipped right over, but a tray of capsicum seeds that have just germinated were still okay.

And after all that, they are saying that the rainfall has hardly made any difference to the water level in our catchment dams. They say it would have to rain heavily and continuously for a week to be useful. We are still officially in a drought - that's Australia for you :-1

Jenny


01 Jul 05 - 06:49 AM (#1513571)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,gnu

I thought she wasn't sleeping well.


01 Jul 05 - 07:27 AM (#1513583)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,JennyO

I think she's just a bit like me - gets hooked into Mudcat and stays up late, then can't get to sleep. We've both been known to haunt the chatroom in the not-so wee small hours!

It's probably worse for her because she knows she has to get up early, whereas I don't have to be up so early. I know from experience that sometimes when you have a deadline and you can see the hours disappearing and you know that if you don't get to sleep soon, you won't have had enough sleep, and you TRY so hard that it actually keeps you awake.

By the way, her most recent post on this thread, at 10.50am would have been 12.50am here - not really all that late - for us anyway :-)

Jenny


01 Jul 05 - 10:10 AM (#1513627)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

hi gnu and jennyo - all dry on the western front here (12.07 am - not too bad..) jenny i think gnu was about when i was carrying on earlier in the week about not being able to SLEEP - and was belting this message about in various ways til about 4.00 am - had to get up and go to work the next morn - still recovering!

deeps sleeps and happy dreams to you both!!

night

freda


01 Jul 05 - 10:32 AM (#1513649)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: *Laura*

drizzling.


01 Jul 05 - 11:23 AM (#1513700)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl

Hot as blazes and so humid that you begin dripping as soon as you walk outside! A friend from a nicer climate said it was difficult to breathe, as well. Plus, the rain is frequent in the summer. Oh, and did I mention the hurricanes? (Gee, maybe I've gone to hell already????!!!)

love, harpy


03 Jul 05 - 12:39 AM (#1514331)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer

Here in the California Foothills, it has been a cool summer, with much more rain than we usually get. It got up to 100 degrees the last day or two, but won't stay up there for very long. My wife and I took a hike today to Donner Peak, up at the summit of the Sierra off Interstate 80. Much of the trail was covered with water from melting snow, but we kept our feet dry by walking on rocks.

But we didn't make it to Donner Peak. The snow was too deep, so we found our way to a rocky crag with a beautiful view of Donner Lake. The wildflowers were spectacular. Unfortunately, so were the mosquitos.
Beautiful hike, though.
-Joe Offer-


03 Jul 05 - 10:59 AM (#1514393)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,sandra in sydney walking thru the backdoor

today it was warm & sunny, maybe 18C!!

I could have left my jacket at home when I went grocery shopping at 2pm, & it's still pleasant now (12.47, time to get to bed soonish) but I am wearing a medium weight tracksuit & will be sleeping under a 80% down quilt as it does get a bit nippy in the wee hours. I haven't heard Monday's forecast yet.

Winter in my part of Sydney (a few hundred metres from the CDB & Sydney Harbour) is always relatively mild. I don't use a heater, tho JennyO & freda certainly do cos they live a few kilometres from the coast, & I keep my windows permanently locked open so I can get fresh air.

My suburb is full of tourists from colder climates who wear summer clothes here as they think our winter is really summer.

sandra


04 Jul 05 - 01:36 AM (#1514911)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Kaleea

It shudda been a hundred & plenty but wow it's been raining in most of Kansas today. After temps in the 90's, we had quite the thunderboomers, 50-100 mph winds (depending upon where in the state one was attempting to stand), the occasional twister/rope tornado, & of course, some street intersections here in Wichita with waist deep water which idiots just had to drive into only to be swept aways down the block/into cars, buildings, etc. Tomorrow, supposed to be 95 here. yee-haw!


04 Jul 05 - 01:42 AM (#1514913)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace

Climate's what ya expect; weather's what ya get.


04 Jul 05 - 02:32 AM (#1514930)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

If our weather doesn't go back to 'normal' soon, our climate will have officially changed.


04 Jul 05 - 02:43 AM (#1514933)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Le Scaramouche

It's 40 (celsius) out there if it is a degree.


04 Jul 05 - 03:02 PM (#1514951)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: catspaw49

It's hot....It's humid....The air quality stinks.....It was the strangest June on record. 85% of the total rainfall in June came in the last 4 days of the month. The crops are confused.

And it is just too damn hot even for early July....This is like August. June was like August. My only hope is that August will be like April.

Spaw


04 Jul 05 - 03:56 PM (#1514986)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace

Pat, it ain't the weather; it's yer calendar that's all screwed up. Get a new one and see what happens.


05 Jul 05 - 02:43 AM (#1515172)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: dianavan

Its grey and damp and the garden is like a jungle. Its been nothin but rain, rain, and more rain. We get a couple of days of partial sun once in awhile. Summer has not yet arrived in Vancouver. Its hard to believe its so late.

Of course I'm hoping for an Indian Summer.


29 Nov 05 - 02:28 AM (#1616119)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

Damn! Its snowing. Its not supposed to snow this early here. I've got to move a few loads of furniture tomorrow in a van with summer tires........


29 Nov 05 - 02:40 AM (#1616123)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: MBSLynne

Well yesterday as I sat actually looking at a local internet weather forecast showing cold but sunny and no sign of precipitation, it started to snow, and snowed quite heavily for the next couple of hours. It's freezing now, and white everywhere, but the sky is a clear, early morning blue and it's all rather pretty. Better if I could stay in here and not go out in it though!

Love Lynne


29 Nov 05 - 04:08 AM (#1616142)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John MacKenzie

Cold and snowy here in the north of Scotland, but then I bet lots of you think that's normal for here. ☺
G.


29 Nov 05 - 05:17 AM (#1616176)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

Funny you should ask - right now there is lightning flashing and thunder booming around the house and it is pouring with rain. We didn't get any severe thunderstorm warning tho, like we normally do. The radar shows it being very isolated, so I think it will be gone soon. If it gets any worse I might turn the computer off for a while.

We've had a lot of weather like that lately, and afternoon thunderstorms have been predicted for the next few days. It's exciting anyway, and my garden is very happy with all the rain!

Jenny


29 Nov 05 - 06:39 AM (#1616208)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,catsphiddle@work

Its cold here and overcast, but no snow!!!


29 Nov 05 - 08:39 AM (#1616275)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: leftydee

Snowy and slushy on and off. Close to 50F today but the lakes are iced so I guess I can't get my old boat out again 'til April. Rats!


29 Nov 05 - 10:36 AM (#1616341)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

12C and sunny here in Southeastern New Brunswick, Canada.... better enjoy it!!


29 Nov 05 - 10:54 AM (#1616353)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

Yeah you better gnu, its usually you whining, not me. Doesn't look very pretty here this morning, the temperature has risen above freezing, the snow is plopping from the trees and the drive is mostly bare with a few slushy patches, so it looks as if I'll be able to do the move after all. Thank you, thank you, thank you......


29 Nov 05 - 11:21 AM (#1616379)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Katie

I am in the canary Islands and we have just had the first EVER tropical storm. It was meant to haed for Cuba, but changed direction and came here. Scary !


29 Nov 05 - 11:47 AM (#1616408)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: number 6

As gnu said .... sunny and warm here in southeastern N.B.today .... but this certainly isn't going to last.

sIx


30 Nov 05 - 10:11 AM (#1617208)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

We had a cold snap last week north of DC but the last couple days were a balmy 65 F which has been great for hot tubbing at night under blustery and threatening skies.


30 Nov 05 - 01:01 PM (#1617357)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Early morning sky was crimson and the ocean's sooty water in places was painted with its colors. Now an hour later there are bright skies and it's breezy and crisp and cold. With my binocs I see the town thermometer seven blocks away and it says it's 26F out there.

When this cold snap breaks we have snow forecast but I don't know when that is supposed to be.

We've had snow on the ground a few times- had a foot of it up here on the hill the other day - but it's all gone. Except on the mountains, of course.


10 Dec 05 - 09:39 AM (#1624343)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

-12C and snow last night, but only 50mm. -8C and sunny. Another skiff of snow tonight and 6C with rain tomorrow. We are a month behind calendar-wise. But, with the full moon Thursday, I suspect we may catch up.

Guest Katie - hope all is okay.


10 Dec 05 - 10:01 AM (#1624354)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

11 degrees wind chill, clear with 6 chemtrails rpidly spreading.
The 90 ft tree in back still has all of its green leaves and probably won't drop for another week.


10 Dec 05 - 12:24 PM (#1624425)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: DougR

Low 70's.

DougR


01 Jan 06 - 01:14 AM (#1638574)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John O'L

It's hot. 36 degrees Celsius. Has been 38 in the back yard.

We had months of drizzle and steady soaking rain all through Spring, and now we've had about a week of this very hot weather and everything is brown and as dry as a chip. Where did it all go so fast?

No energy.

I just heard that today has been the hottest day of the year.


01 Jan 06 - 01:17 AM (#1638576)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace

The weather is just fine here. The temperature could go up 21 degrees C and get us just above freezing. That would be nice.


01 Jan 06 - 01:37 AM (#1638585)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

It's nearly 5.30 on a nasty hot humid Sunday in Sydney.

The latest temperature listed at Sydney Observatory Hill was 44.2 Celcius at 4.24pm. I'm about 1km from this site which is next to the Harbour Bridge.

I've been hiding from the weather all day behind dark curtains with the fan whirring away, tho I can still feel the heat & humidity. In an hour or so I'll open the blinds when the heat & glare subside, & I might go for a walk after 8pm as I did last night.

.........................
METROPOLITAN FORECAST
Issued at 3:39pm on Sunday the 1st of January 2006

For the remainder of Sunday   

Fire Weather Warning for extreme fire danger.
The NSW Minister for Emergency Services has totally banned the
lighting of fires until midnight Sunday.
Very hot. Dry and mostly sunny. Some cloud late in the day.
Freshening northwest winds before a strong, squally southerly change
late evening.
..............................

Southerly changes usually are cool, so a walk seems a Good Idea.

sandra


01 Jan 06 - 01:40 AM (#1638587)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

John O'Lennaine, a pack of Aussies were here this week- they're touring but as long they were here they played soccer (football) in a game against our High School team. I didn't get to talk with them but I saw a number of them in McDonald's yesterday. They were dressed pretty warmly. Must be a shock from the weather at home.

Our temps had been in the upper 30s the last while but it's gotten nippy the last couple of days. Icy pavements today. The wind has picked up this evening so it will probably bring in new weather soon. At this dark time of the year I'd like some snow.


01 Jan 06 - 01:58 AM (#1638593)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

44.2 Celcius at 4.24pm - no wonder i'm so hot. like you i have been indoors today sandra, avoiding going out. I'll be meeting the kids in Glebe at 7.30 - hope it's cooler by then!

freda


01 Jan 06 - 02:34 AM (#1638609)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John O'L

I pity you poor Sydneysiders. I grew up in Steak & Kidney and the summer humidity was one of the things I was happiest to leave behind when we moved to the Blue Mountains. It's been hot and humid here today, but nothing like what it must have been like in Sydney. If you're near the coast or the harbour you are relatively lucky too. Imagine what it was like in Penrith today.


01 Jan 06 - 04:24 AM (#1638634)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

Bushfires around the state (must be summer)

I've been listening to the radio since 7pm (it's now 8pm). Sydney's temperature today was the hottest ever January temperature in 150 years of records, & we're currently waiting for the famous Southerly Buster, the winds that cool us down, but can bring big winds.

3 big Fires in the Central Coast - about 50 miles north of Sydney, 3 houses lost so far. When the southerly passed thru Kiama (about 50 miles south of Sydney) the temperature dropped 20 degrees, but it brought gusts around 100km per hour.

Rural Fire Service says the F3 Expressway is still open, but if the wind hits with the predicted 100km gusts the fires will join & close it. Hundreds of cars are stuck on other roads, including Wiseman's Ferry road, the road leading to St Albans village (where Alison holds her Festival in April).

Weather Bureau

more later

sandra


01 Jan 06 - 05:18 AM (#1638641)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Gosh. I hope you Aussies get a break from the high temps and fires. I couldn't handle that kind of heat.

It suppose to get up to -4C today. So it can snow again. Peace...
-21c... kinda nipply! I expect we will be in that range by the full moon on the 15th. Better than the rain - freeze - snow cycles we have been having.


01 Jan 06 - 06:46 AM (#1638666)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Tootler

Typical British weather. Snow and temperatures around freezing last week. Snow went yesterday and daytime temperatures up to around 6C, though damp and cloudy.


01 Jan 06 - 07:11 AM (#1638673)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

Still hot here - it's almost 11pm.

I went for a walk 9pm & it was still hot & humid, then the southerly hit while I was walking back. I had told a shopkeeper that the forecast for the southerly was strong gusts so he said he would roll up his awning. I hope he did cos the wind was really blowing stuff about & I was glad to get home. One of the cafes had a huge well-weighted umbrella blewn over knocking over chairs & tables & scaring nearby folks. It was very exciting from my vantage point 20 feet away, I'm glad I wasn't closer. Planes are being diverted from the airport & powerlines are down, etc. Other fires have started.

The temperature here is now in the low 20's, but it's still hot inside my place.

The Central Coast fires are growing. The highways are closed as fires are on both sides of the road, and also in the middle of the dual carriageways in some places.

Our Local Radio, part of our National Broadcaster, has fantastic coverage - constant reports from Weather Bureau, Rural Fire Service & residents.

Sydney's hottest New Years Day on record

Current weather

sandra


01 Jan 06 - 11:42 AM (#1638795)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,just a guest

It was damp in the piney woods. Then the sun burned the dampness off. The wind blew through the cypress trees; the woodstorks wooshed and swooped; the sun warmed your shoulders; the portages were low; the watery path was free of roots...the swamp was mostly gray and brown. You could smell alligators.


01 Jan 06 - 07:31 PM (#1639096)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

it's sooo much better today - temperatures half those of yesterday, fires apparently under control. But 9 houses & lots of stock were lost across the state & 1 fire fighter has 60% burns & a volunteer died from a heart attack. Summer has barely started & we will have more fires in the next few months.

The sky is a light whitey blue (no glare!!) so I haven't drawn the curtains & I might even go shopping. It will be goodd to get back to my airconditioned office tomorrow.

sandra


01 Jan 06 - 08:08 PM (#1639121)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joybell

Several fires down here too in Southwest Victoria. It's been even hotter down here than in Sydney and Darwin. AND we didn't get much rain all last year. Rained a bit last night. Tanks filling a little. Some homes lost in our nearest fire but we're out on the plains and surrouned by grazed paddocks.
It's the loss of dwindling wildlife habitat that is so serious in the long term. People tend to expect national parks to be cleared as fire breaks for their homes. Plantation companies expect the same. Essential undergrowth,leaf litter,old dead trees,logs and such are thought of as "fuel". "Fire reduction" burning and clearing is a complex issue.
Oh dear! it's Greenie bashing season again. Must stop raving. It's cooler at last. Cheers, Joy


02 Jan 06 - 09:45 AM (#1639569)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

You think you've had hot in Sydney? You may have had one very hot day on Sunday, but you should have been in Gulgong, where I have just come back from the folk festival there.

The day I arrived (Thursday the 29th) I carried a backpack and wheeled a large suitcase up a steep hill in 38 degree heat. From then on, EVERY DAY was like that, or hotter.

Thursday - 38
Friday      - 40
Saturday - 40.3
Sunday    - 39.2

Today was cooler, only getting up to 34.

Needless to say, we spent as much time as possible in air-conditioned pubs. Unfortunately there were events we had to be at, such as the Music Hall Concert on Saturday in the Opera House (which should be called the Hothouse) where we were up on stage under lights performing in the middle of the day. It was probably nearer 50 up there! Good festival though... :-)


02 Jan 06 - 10:13 AM (#1639581)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

I'm still recovering from 44.2 in Sydney yesterday, jenny!

freda


02 Jan 06 - 01:40 PM (#1639736)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Leadfingers

Its all very well you Ozzers having Summer when we are having Winter , But PLEASE dont keep on about it !!


02 Jan 06 - 01:41 PM (#1639738)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Leadfingers

Unless I can get a Three Hundredth Post of course !!


02 Jan 06 - 01:42 PM (#1639742)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: number 6

There is a nice hue of industrial grey abounding in the sky today ... ah winter .... if it isn't cold and snowy .. it's dull.

sIx


02 Jan 06 - 02:15 PM (#1639764)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

44.2C!!!! Gosh! I am glad my ancestors were forced to leave Ireland for dull New Brunswick, Canada instead of Oz... no offense... except the offensive heat.

sIx : "hue of industrial grey". Excellent imagery. Huge difference between our cities, only a hundred kms apart. We have had light snow - big flakes - falling gently all day, cleansing the air.

GUEST,just a guest - PM , Date: 01 Jan 06 - 11:42 AM - Excellent.


02 Jan 06 - 02:23 PM (#1639768)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,AR282

39 degrees F here in the Detroit area. Overcast and rainy. The moon is 11% full.


02 Jan 06 - 10:42 PM (#1640094)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: number 6

Your correct on that gnu .... I'd move to Moncton in a New York minute if I had the opportunity.

sIx


03 Jan 06 - 12:00 AM (#1640151)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

Mid-thirties F. (hovering around 0 C.) for some days now, and it'll continue. Rain, sometimes mixed with enough snow to make the roads slick. Winds up 45 mph. Bright blue today, though -- lovely. Partly cloudy the rest of the week, the high dropping into the high 20s (F) later in the week.


03 Jan 06 - 07:45 AM (#1640266)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

JennyO - I have no sympathy for your hot days - I toldya not to go cos it is HOT in Gulgong.

that'll larn ya!!

sandra


11 Jan 06 - 04:27 AM (#1646147)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

Today is the 24th day in a row of rain....I know this is the wet coast, but by gawd its beginning to get depressing.....could be worse I guess......it could be 24 continuous days of snow and be piled up tp three metres like some parts of Japan right now....but then....things aren't dreary in the snow, are they?


11 Jan 06 - 05:36 AM (#1646161)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

We've had some rather hot, humid days this week, but this afternoon it was relieved by a weak cool change and right now some thunderstorms are going through - it's all rather pleasant after the heat. It's still very humid though.


11 Jan 06 - 09:27 AM (#1646230)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

It has been unseasonably warm in North Carolina, USA. Stuff is breaking dormancy that is going to get slammed. While we have had some hard frosts--we really have not had any winter weather yet. If we don't get a good spell of at least chilly weather, I don't think the tulips and daffodils will bloom much this spring. ('course, we still have the rest of January and all of February to go.)

Janie


11 Jan 06 - 10:13 AM (#1646252)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: *Laura*

Well here in Somerset UK it is a cold, bright day with that slightly depressing (but also kinda beautiful) weak winter sun.

xLx


11 Jan 06 - 11:20 PM (#1646789)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Desert Dancer

This is pretty much the view from my boss's office: clicky. (You can click on individual frames, or choose a day to get a time-lapse movie.) Too much blue sky. ('Cept right this minute of course, when it's pretty black!) Lately it's cooled off a bit, that time of year when there's a 35 degree (F) variation between the low and high of the day. We might get a sprinkle this weekend, but mostly it's interminable blue skies...

~ Becky in Tucson


12 Jan 06 - 12:10 PM (#1647046)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

Day 25....rain again....four metres of snow in some parts of Japan now.


13 Jan 06 - 05:36 AM (#1647588)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

On Jan 6 I posted : Peace... -21c... kinda nipply! I expect we will be in that range by the full moon on the 15th.

Not yet... 10C and rain yesterday. 6C today, 8C tomorrow. I'm lovin it!! ... in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.


13 Jan 06 - 09:41 AM (#1647753)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: number 6

10c and mild today here in Saint John N.B. which is just down the road from Moncton.

I'm wondering if I'll get to use my new snow thrower this year ... better not wonder too much.

sIx


13 Jan 06 - 09:44 AM (#1647756)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: jimmyt

been around 70 F in daytime all week, camillias are blooming. SOme spring trees are showing color. Hard freeze soon I am sure


14 Jan 06 - 06:39 AM (#1648484)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: *Laura*

damp.

again.


14 Jan 06 - 07:05 AM (#1648493)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

8C at 05:00h!!!!! Going to 12C today. Never seen it this mild this long.

sIx.... sure as Tim's got Bits. I'm gonna top up the gas today, while it's nice and warm.


14 Oct 06 - 08:23 AM (#1858580)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

Hot, dry and windy conditions causing very high to extreme fire danger in sydney today. 38 degrees in the west of sydney today. Bushfires in four states.

Luckily tonight it has cooled down - a cool wind has come up. I went into the back garden tonight and soaked the ferns, lilies and trees with cool water, listening to Chris Kempster's CD and the latest Fagans - fantastic.

freda


14 Oct 06 - 11:44 AM (#1858716)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

And it's only spring! I fear it's gonna be a long hot summer here.

We've already had some weird weather in the last few weeks. Kangaroo Valley festival in September was under water, then we had heatwave conditions, then last Sunday a freak southerly that blew in while I was at another festival (Coastfest in Gosford). The temperature dropped 10-15 degrees in minutes, half the stalls blew away or were too damaged to stay open, a set of stage lights crashed down, fortunately missing the performer, all the tarps over tents blew down, including mine - I finished up with some very bent poles. Now this week the last three days have been increasingly hot, with another dramatic cool change tonight. I wonder what it's going to throw at us next?


14 Oct 06 - 12:27 PM (#1858739)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

In Juneau: Wet


14 Oct 06 - 01:07 PM (#1858777)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)

Nova Scotia is wet and windy (as usual)


14 Oct 06 - 01:44 PM (#1858811)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

10C and raining BIG drops straight down... yesterday 25C and sunny.... tonight, after the rain, clearing and near zero.... leaves, undergrowth, the works, will be matted down and the flies will be gone.... oh, my, if I was still a hunter - perfect fall.


14 Oct 06 - 08:12 PM (#1859043)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,ibo

Really nice sunny day,quite warm for the time of year here in middlesbrough,u.k


14 Oct 06 - 09:42 PM (#1859088)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

It is beautiful mid-fall here. Just a tad on the dry side, Sunny, absolutely clear blue skies, just enough wind to make the trees talk. Temps relatively cool for us, high in upper 60'sF and a frost advisory tonight--the first of the season. The atmosphere is so clear that the stars seem to sanp, crackle and pop at night.

My front garden is popping with color--bright orange tithonia "Torch" stands about 7 feet tall. In front of it tall, willowy salvias in deep blue and sky blue. Then, a dahlia-that absolutely saturated red that only red dahlias acheive--nods over a large drift of single-apricot chrysanthemums. In just a place or two, common montbretia sends a stalk up through the mums, echoing the tithonia.

The hummingbirds are gone now, dispite the bounty. They've hightailed it to Mexico in advance of killing frosts. We have a couple of hives of bees. They are frantically at work among the flowers, as if they know the time of bloom is drawing to an end. Goldfinches perch on echinecea and verbena gone to seed. Cardinals join the goldfinches in going after tithonia heads that have gone to seed. Their red feathers in amongst the orange flowers is a real eye catcher.

Fall is nearly always an absolutely lovely weather season here.

Joybell and Freda--hope this year's warm weather season is not as dry as you fear.

Peace.

Janie


15 Oct 06 - 01:40 AM (#1859165)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: number 6

Absolutely beautiful in Rockport Maine.

sIx


15 Oct 06 - 01:42 AM (#1859168)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace

This is Alberta reporting. WE have CLIMATE.


15 Oct 06 - 02:49 AM (#1859178)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace

I just went outside. Forget the above post. It's weather--FREEZING!


15 Oct 06 - 08:16 AM (#1859279)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Cordwangler

Hey, has anybody seen Tony Hancock's Radio Ham? Excellent sitcom episode and the title of this thread reminds me of it. In the days before the internet people all over the world used to talk about the weather using amateur radio.

In Warwickshire, UK it's cloudy and a bit damp. Anyone got first hand experience of what the weather's doing in Tokyo?


15 Oct 06 - 01:59 PM (#1859495)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: number 6

Back home now ... Outstanding weather here in Saint John!

Blue skies and relatively warm at 15c.

Blues skies in saint John ?!?!?!

sIx


15 Oct 06 - 09:15 PM (#1859857)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe_F

In Cambridge, MA, USA, this afternoon, the weather was (barely) warm enough for the MIT chantey singers to sing outside by the river. The sun peeked out occasionally.


16 Oct 06 - 08:33 AM (#1860197)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bunnahabhain

I just got back from the Highlands, and have had a weekend of the most beautiful weather you could hope for. Warm sunny days, warm enough that people went swimming in the Loch (we were the sking area!), and absolutly clear nights, to see the stars by, well away from the city lights.

There was just enough crispness in the air to remind you that it's autumn, and to make the apples taste right, but still early enough we could pick wild bilberries and bluberries. The trees are just strating to turn up there, so it will a week or two down here yet....


16 Oct 06 - 10:47 AM (#1860341)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Wilfried Schaum

I'm in the centre of Germany, near Frankfurt am Main. The weather is sunnyand warm, only a few small clouds, and a last rose of summer is blooming in my garden - but maybe not the last one since a new bud is forming.


06 Nov 06 - 03:21 PM (#1877663)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

Well its wet here! Very wet. We're had 4.2 inches of rain since dinner time last night and some areas around here are racking up about .98 inches of rain per hour. This is usually a dryer area of the BC wetcoast. I'm impressed.


06 Nov 06 - 03:27 PM (#1877670)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace

Six inches of snow, -20, streets like ice. It's the shits. BUT, we have no weather.


06 Nov 06 - 03:31 PM (#1877676)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

To put this in some sort of perspective, the average annual rainfall for the city of Victoria BC is only around 23 inches for a whole year, about half of what Vancouver gets.


06 Nov 06 - 03:40 PM (#1877686)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

Well, I feel for you Peace, at least its relatively warm here at about 53F.

Could someone explain to me why in recent years we stopped having weather every day? At one time, even a bright sunny day was considered "weather".


06 Nov 06 - 05:04 PM (#1877741)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Scoville

Highly variable--cold (well, by our standards--60 degrees) and dry, cold and damp, warm and damp, but always buggy. Cold enough to drive the mosquitoes indoors but not cold enough to kill the little bastards.


06 Nov 06 - 05:14 PM (#1877754)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John O'L

Up until about a week ago it had been very hot & dry. Dams at record low levels, everything dry as a chip, just waitiing for a fire, in fact we had a few minor ones around about the state, but about a week ago it started raining, light steady drizzle; perfect. Today it's sunny again. Everything will be growing lush and moist again. For a while.


06 Nov 06 - 06:06 PM (#1877786)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST, Ebbie

In Juneau, Alaska, we've had brilliant and cold weather for the last four or five days. Last night we had high wind warnings and today it is snowing. Very fine snow and swirling all around on the gusts but it's piling up in the corners. Chilly.


06 Nov 06 - 06:18 PM (#1877796)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Snow! Not much, but, snow!


07 Nov 06 - 04:38 AM (#1878093)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Naemanson

I'm past the three year point in Guam and still loving the tropics. It got cool the other night, down into the mid 70s, and we considered rolling up the car windows...


31 Dec 06 - 02:51 AM (#1922909)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

So far, this is the mildest fall and and early winter I remember in my 20 years in North Carolina. We have had a few chilly days and a handful of nights when the temps dropped into the mid-twenties, but only the tenderest of the plants in my garden have gone completely dormant. I even cut grass today.

Janie


31 Dec 06 - 02:56 AM (#1922911)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace

I am sticking my tongue out at you and making that pfffffft sound. Here when we say 20 it means below. If we refer to 'above' we specify that. Grass: that's the green stuff from lawns, right?


31 Dec 06 - 05:14 AM (#1922952)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: menzze

usualy we should have at least half a meter of snow at this time of year but it seems as if we have got it all last year for both years.
Sun is shining, a little frost during the night, the fields are still green and only the mountains are white on top(about 25km away).   

No need of snow for me, I prefer winter to go on like this.
We're expecting rain for the next week.
Where? Southern Germany, the 3country triangle Germany-Austria-Switzerland

Have a nice new years day all you catters

menzze


31 Dec 06 - 01:01 PM (#1923268)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: autolycus

Mild this morning here in Norwich,Norfolk when I walked to the shop. Windy now but not freezing cold.






       Ivor


31 Dec 06 - 01:08 PM (#1923273)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Black Beauty

Wet,stormy,thunder earlier, need I go on ?


31 Dec 06 - 01:47 PM (#1923314)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland

thanks to global warming the weather here in Scotland is rubbish. Wet, Windy and rubbish, however God made it so it good. Because if we didn't have the rain, then the whole world would be a desert


01 Jan 07 - 06:12 AM (#1923834)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Penguin

Cold!


01 Jan 07 - 07:19 AM (#1923873)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Flipper

Er, wet.


01 Jan 07 - 07:29 AM (#1923879)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,polar bear

Also Wet.
Which is a bummer, as it should be cold and white, except Dubbya couldn't give a crap about Kyoto.
Anyone got any news of the iceberg...?


01 Jan 07 - 04:50 PM (#1924243)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

No snow at all in our part of Michigan; only a little short-lived white stuff so far this year. We had a very strange New Years Eve, with temperature in the 40's, fairly heavy rain, and thunder and lightning. I can't remember such a thing as thunder and lightning in this part of the country at this time of year; must be those strange signals from hacked satellites.


02 Jan 07 - 11:38 AM (#1924851)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Becca72

Here in southern Maine we've had 2 very small snowstorms this year...both of which melted within a day or 2. Right now it's 40° and the sun is out. I'm not complaining. I just hope we don't make up for it in February and get nailed.


02 Jan 07 - 11:40 AM (#1924855)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: MMario

it appears most of the snow this year is going to Denver for the ski season.


02 Jan 07 - 11:41 AM (#1924856)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Alice

Still piles of snow on everything. I have to drive east today, so hopefully the roads will be more clear where I am going.


11 Jan 07 - 09:28 AM (#1933247)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,jOhn

windy.


11 Jan 07 - 10:17 AM (#1933312)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Alice

Yes things can be dreary in the snow! Temperature right now is below 0 f.
Sky is grey. Snow piled everywhere. At least the wind has not yet reached the forecast strength to make it -30.


11 Jan 07 - 10:29 AM (#1933327)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Scrump

Overcast with winds light to variable, with occasional showers moving eastwards.


11 Jan 07 - 10:35 AM (#1933333)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Juniperus

Austin, TX. from January thru March is blessed with
the pollenation of a robust scrubby bush known as the
Texas Cedar; the male of the species becomes heavy-laden
with pollen to the point that it has a bronze hue, and
the pollen is so heavy that it appears as a smokey mist
in the wind. Life becomes pure hell for folks with
cedar allergies (cedar fever). Other than that the weather is
great.


11 Jan 07 - 10:38 AM (#1933337)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: KB in Iowa

It's supposed to be about 45 f today. We have not had anything I consider to be winter weather this year. They say we may get six inches of snow this weekend but I've heard that before. Only got a slight dusting once in early December.

I like winter and wish we would get some. It is expected to get cold next week but some of that will depend on whether or not we get that snow.

I think Spring is much better if there has been a real winter.


11 Jan 07 - 11:17 AM (#1933373)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: pdq

There is a large weather pattern right now over the western US. It is both windy and cold. Today it should hit Colorado and may bring snow as well as very cold temperatures. This front is large and should be felt from OK throught the Great Lakes for about the next entire week, bringing sub-zero cold, strong winds and icy roads.


11 Jan 07 - 11:44 AM (#1933392)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: KB in Iowa

The forecast this AM called for up to six inches of snow Sunday/Monday and then highs around 20 with lows around 0. Real winter to be sure but nothing crazy wild. Could be much different elsewhere of course.


11 Jan 07 - 12:07 PM (#1933410)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

It snowed last night, it's #@$!%!! snowing now, and it's going to have a high of 19 F today -- and by tomorrow the high will be 14 F and the low 3 F.


11 Jan 07 - 12:42 PM (#1933441)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Partridge

wet and windy


11 Jan 07 - 12:53 PM (#1933446)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Nippy, but no wind this morning.

A nice thing about all the snow we've gotten in Juneau is that our darkest part of the winter has been much brighter because of it.

Incidentally our days are already perceptibly longer. Sunset today is at 3:34 but I noticed the other day that because of the snow it still wasn't dark at 4 o'clock.


11 Jan 07 - 05:14 PM (#1933649)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,van lingle

Sunny, breezy 75F in Naples, Fl...sorry.


11 Jan 07 - 06:00 PM (#1933693)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Hey, van Lingle- for us, 75 degrees is on the edge of too hot!


11 Jan 07 - 07:31 PM (#1933793)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Scoville at Dad's

70/55 degrees, getting ready to drop to 48/32 on Monday, and overcast.


11 Jan 07 - 07:40 PM (#1933797)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace

It warmed up during the day to -15 (5 F) from -36 (-33 F). It's nice out at last.


11 Jan 07 - 08:37 PM (#1933845)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Don Firth

As of now (about 5:30 p.m. Seattle time), the temperature is 33o F. (barely 1o C.). It snowed a bit last night, starting around evening commute time. Television showed long lines of slowly-moving or non-moving autos on freeways and arterials under snow flurries.

Right now, evening commute time is under way, but I haven't turned the evening news on yet. Earlier news predicted that the currently wet roadways could turn icy if the temperature dropped a degree or two, which it is wont to do. Great weather for body and fender shops.

Barbara and I are hunkered down and we might watch a movie tonight (we subscribe to NetFlix. Just got "Casablanca"—seen it a dozen times or more, but it's a classic, of course—and "Rob Roy" with Liam Neeson. Saw that too, but I want to see it again).

Stay warm.

Don Firth


11 Jan 07 - 10:03 PM (#1933901)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ragdall

It's -22 C. At least the wind has died down.   

It didn't warm up here in the day, but it was sunny.   I tried to wash the dog footprints off the sliding glass door. Vinegar does freeze!

rags


11 Jan 07 - 10:11 PM (#1933913)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: number 6

Cold.

biLL


11 Jan 07 - 11:37 PM (#1933969)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Hot.

Here in my part of Sydney (at 3.35pm) it is somewhere in the low-mid 30sC, high humidity, very unpleasant. Possible thunderstorms promised for later in the day. That will be OK, so long as lightning strikes don't start any more bushfires.

The heat turns my brain to mush and I am not good for anything! Can you please send a bit of cold my way?

Cheers
JennieG


11 Jan 07 - 11:58 PM (#1933975)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

Vancouver got its first full day of sun in 72 days. Last full sunny day was Hallowe'en. I don't think we went quite that long here on the Island, but possibly we set a record too. Its a bit nippy out tonight, about 24 F and supposed to dip a bit more later on, but the stars are beautiful.

Sure glad the power's on for a change and the only pain in the ass for the next few days will be lugging water for the pony, because his water line is frozen. I'm taking a break from hauling wood for the woodstove, putting my feet up tonight and being thankful for small pleasures, like electric heat and functional toilets.


12 Jan 07 - 12:06 AM (#1933983)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

Same as Jennie G - just had a shower to cool down, and I'm sitting in front of a fan. We've had hotter temperatures than this - it's the humidity that makes it really hard to take.

I think it's about to come to an end soon though. The Weather Bureau has posted a severe thunderstorm warning, I can see something on the radar moving towards us from the west, and it's starting to cloud over. I think I might have just heard my first bit of thunder too.

Better go and bring the washing in!


12 Jan 07 - 07:12 AM (#1934153)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Bill the Collie

The wind is gusting along the valley at up to 80 mph and my outdoor table just blew, sideways on, right up to the conservatory. I'll go and do something about the table, just as soon as I can be arsed.


12 Jan 07 - 08:30 AM (#1934224)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

-19.4 C (-3 F), windchill of -26 C (-14 F), high today of -14 C (+6 F), low of -21 C (-6 F), partly cloudy. All weekend (including Monday) is to be similar, but slightly warmer.

I saw a brass monkey pounding on a certain part of his anatomy, trying to warm it up.


12 Jan 07 - 08:44 AM (#1934239)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Paul from Hull

Well, today there seems little or no wind, & its sunny!


12 Jan 07 - 09:42 AM (#1934296)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: guitar

it is just typical scottish weather, nice and wet and cold and windy. My brother in law Peter he just loves this sort of weather, mind you he moved to Australia great for someone who love the cold


12 Jan 07 - 09:56 AM (#1934319)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Paul from Hull

Knew it couldnt last, now its blowing like hell again!


12 Jan 07 - 10:56 AM (#1934375)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: number 6

Sounds like the weather in Hull is the same as Saint John ... as the saying goes here "if you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes".

What's the weather like here today ... warm.

biLL


12 Jan 07 - 11:14 AM (#1934395)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Alice

-8 below zero f. on the outside north wall of my house. The wind isn't blowing at the moment. Clear deep blue sky. Lots of snow.

You can see what it looks like at the camera Here: Bozeman Pass
and Big Sky.


12 Jan 07 - 11:18 AM (#1934404)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Paul from Hull

Nice!


12 Jan 07 - 12:22 PM (#1934469)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

In Juneau it's snowing again. The tricky part for walking is the fluffy stuff on top of the previous packed snow and ice.

It's supposed to be warming up. A high of 25F forecast today- tomorrow in the mid30s.


22 Feb 07 - 10:47 PM (#1976666)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Warm and very windy today. REd Flag warning--which is nearly unheard of this time of year. I'm realizing this winter has not only been too warm, it has also been to dry.

Janie


23 Feb 07 - 12:37 AM (#1976716)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: dianavan

Blah grey.


23 Feb 07 - 03:35 AM (#1976763)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ragdall

dianavan,
Is it true that, in Vancouver, if you can see the mountains it's going to rain






















and if you can't see them, it is raining?


23 Feb 07 - 04:02 AM (#1976779)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer

Snow!


That's our weather today here in Colfax, California, at an elevation of 2,300 feet in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. This is the first time we've had snow this season, so it was wonderful to see. We had no precipitation at all in January, so it's going to take some heavy weather to get us up to our 40-inch annual average rainfall and give us some decent spring wildflowers.
We have lots of daffodils in the snow, though. Julian of Norwich would be proud of us - camellias and almond blossoms, too.
-Joe-


23 Feb 07 - 11:33 AM (#1977053)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,jOhn

rainy


23 Feb 07 - 11:36 AM (#1977055)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: number 6

Actually quit nice for a February winter day.


23 Feb 07 - 02:48 PM (#1977227)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Been a great winter so far, eh, sIx? Here in Moncton, it has been an old fasioned no-snow winter. That is, colder than a you know! We might have had about a metre or so all together. Only about a half metre on the ground now. Temps have been -15 to -25 overnight, usually around -15 daytime. WC (windchill) -20 to -35 most of the time. EXCELLENT winter so far!


23 Feb 07 - 02:57 PM (#1977238)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: KB in Iowa

Forecast is for up to 1/2 inch of ice by Saturday evening followed by 3 to 6 inches of snow with high winds. We are planning on hunkering down until Monday morning.


23 Feb 07 - 02:57 PM (#1977239)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Scoville

It's February and every single First Day silent worship since New Year's has been interrupted by the jingles of passing ice cream vans.


23 Feb 07 - 10:05 PM (#1977605)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Well, our latest snow advisory has been cancelled. We got only about 4 inches this latest go 'round. Temperature is 17F and we expect a low of 12 tonight. We're supposed to be heading into single digit lows in the next few days.

I haven't heard lately how much snow we've had this winter but it's way above normal for us.

For some reason I expect Spring to arrive with a crash. And maybe a warm (for us) summer. Last summer was so cool and wet that no one was happy.


23 Feb 07 - 10:19 PM (#1977612)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Oh- I guess that was 300.


24 Feb 07 - 09:52 PM (#1978497)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Riginslinger

Southern Oregon - Snowing


24 Feb 07 - 11:50 PM (#1978548)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace

You poor folks have weather. WE have climate.


25 Feb 07 - 01:20 AM (#1978567)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Ah, but remember, Peace: Your climate is changing, while ours is just weather.


25 Feb 07 - 02:35 AM (#1978593)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer

We had our first snow of the season on Thursday - and our first mosquito on Friday!
-Joe-


25 Feb 07 - 07:57 AM (#1978740)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Carolyn in Burgundy

What a very English idea for a thread! Well, it's very changeable here today. Sun, rain, sun, rain. Am I mad to want to go and live in Ireland?


01 Mar 07 - 02:09 PM (#1982987)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Speaking of mosquitoes, Joe, in the Oregon mountains I've seen what appeared to be mosquitoes IN the snow. I don't know what else they could have been.

Anyway, the Weather Service is forecasting a blizzard, of all things, for Juneau today beginning around noon. It's just past 10:00 right now and fine snow is flinging about. They tell us that we're expecting 8 to 14 inches accumulation, with winds up to 65 mph.

We'll see. By the way, it is COLD.


16 May 07 - 06:29 AM (#2053308)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Most of last week, it was close to 30C and sunny here in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Tonight.......

Snow at times heavy becoming mixed with periods of ice pellets mixed with rain overnight. Snow and ice pellet amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h late this evening. Low zero.

Some fun in The Maritimes, eh?


16 May 07 - 10:33 AM (#2053572)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Waddon Pete

Hello,

The weather here was delightful,
We've just had our dose of sun,
But true to the tradition
The rain has now begun!

We had a glorious April.
The weather felt like June.
But now it won't stop raining.
It's like a darn monsoon!

Best wishes,

Peter


16 May 07 - 11:47 AM (#2053597)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin

Ebbie, what you saw were probably Choronomids. The look quite similar to mosquitoes when they hatch, but they don't bite. Some years here they even show up in January in large numbers amongst the salal.

My sympathies gnu, we're having a less extreme form of that kind of weather on this coast too. A sunny 26C yesterday and then the wind came up and blew all that lovely weather away. Its cloudy again and a low of 6 is predicted for tonight.

We keep getting tantalized with a few warm sunny days and then it gets chilly again....warm spring weather arrived really late this year. We had salmon berry still blooming last week, when some years its finished blooming in late February and early March.


16 May 07 - 12:40 PM (#2053638)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

"We had salmon berry still blooming last week, when some years its finished blooming in late February and early March."

The only things that bloom here in February and March are nipples.


16 May 07 - 01:21 PM (#2053679)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

We don't have any weather here today. The weatherman got sick. He couldn't do his report. There's nothing but a big, blank, indeterminate nothing out there right now. No rain, no sun, no clouds, no snow, no nothing. It's spooky.


08 Jun 07 - 09:53 AM (#2071387)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

rainy & stormy all around our part of Oz!
Wild Weather keeps SES (State Emergency Services) busy

A coal ship has run aground -
Newcastle (Oz) Freighter Emergency - ABC news online

more pics


22 Mar 08 - 03:11 PM (#2295322)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

snowing.


22 Mar 08 - 03:17 PM (#2295329)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Not snowing here... shhhhh... it might start again.


22 Mar 08 - 03:33 PM (#2295341)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: autolycus

Snowing, then sunny, then overcast.

Then the next minute......

   Ivor


22 Mar 08 - 03:50 PM (#2295358)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: bankley

75 F. mostly sunny... a bit of a breeze swaying the Spanish moss in the oaks...

good for putting in a lot of porch time


22 Mar 08 - 05:03 PM (#2295388)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: number 6

Effen cold ..... and effen windy.

Just downright effen miserable

biLL


22 Mar 08 - 05:08 PM (#2295394)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Waddon Pete

Ah...Eastertide in the East of England....snow, hail, sleet, blusterous winds you name it...we got it!

Best wishes,

Peter


22 Mar 08 - 05:27 PM (#2295409)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Alice

Snow on the ground, but we might get up into the 40's f today.


22 Mar 08 - 05:30 PM (#2295415)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Sunny, breezy, temps in the low 70's F. here in North Carolina, USA. A lovely Easter Saturday.


09 Jun 08 - 03:47 AM (#2361186)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

it has been raining for sooooome























weeks.

freda


09 Jun 08 - 07:21 AM (#2361267)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Waddon Pete

Ah yes...but it's stopped now!

Lovely Sunshine!

Peter


22 Jun 08 - 12:47 PM (#2371928)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

31 in the shade, but the humdiddly is down to 56% so it's not bad here in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.


22 Jun 08 - 07:20 PM (#2372169)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bat Goddess

Changing -- yet again today. I can tell because my shoulder (broken in December and fixed with a plate and screws) feels as if a tight elastic girdle is squeezing it -- and layers of muscle are "sticking" as they pull away from each other. (Feeling sort of like your bare tush when it sticks to a caned chair seat when you stand up.) Not painful (like winter weather-related pain) but mildly uncomfortable. Stiff.)

Dawned fair and humid, had thunder showers, then steady rain, now -- who knows. Sigh.

Linn


22 Jun 08 - 07:24 PM (#2372173)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: artbrooks

About the same as it has been for the past month or so...blue sky, 90F/32C, 11% humidity. Might be a few thundershowers later. Boring - wish it would cool off and rain for a week or two.


22 Jun 08 - 08:12 PM (#2372200)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

'Bout the same as Art.


23 Jun 08 - 12:20 PM (#2372563)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Schantieman

Sunny, warm, (ish - about 20) and breezy. Ideal really. bet it gets too hot later in the summer.

Steve


23 Jun 08 - 01:22 PM (#2372600)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Def Shepard

Tonight's weather...dark, followed in the morning by widely scattered patches of light. :-D

George Carlin: in memoriam


23 Jun 08 - 03:54 PM (#2372710)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

About the same as always..between 45 and 55 degrees the year around..overcast. slight wind...No actually it is probably 65 today. mg


23 Jun 08 - 04:54 PM (#2372755)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: DougR

We cooled down to 110 degrees F yesterday.

DougR


23 Jun 08 - 06:37 PM (#2372821)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bat Goddess

Settled down to fairly steady rain this morning and kept it up all day. (Still raining -- it's about 6:30 p.m. here.) Low 70s (F.) Unbelievably humid. Thunderstorms earlier.

We've been having at least one thunderstorm a day for the past almost a week. Sometimes I've been driving in a total downpour but having to have my sunglasses on because of the sun and blue sky ahead. Lots of ground fog and patchy fog no higher than the trees -- very soft and layered landscape.

Linn


09 Jan 09 - 10:10 AM (#2536000)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

My wife mentioned this morning that she heard it's 60 below in Alaska; Ebbie, do you feel like a "real cool cat" about now?
Nothing extreme here right now in our spot of S.E. Michigan, just a light blanket of snow and chilly, but with a few more inches expected today and tomorrow.
                                 Dean


09 Jan 09 - 10:33 AM (#2536029)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

We (in Wash DC area) just had 2 weeks of cold rain & clouds...now we are in our 2nd day of chilly, but sunny weather. The forecast (so far) for the 2 million folks who intend to attend the inauguration doesn't look too bad.


09 Jan 09 - 11:42 PM (#2536780)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gurney

Shorts, sunscreen, hats.

Auckland Folk Festival in two weeks.


10 Jan 09 - 12:57 AM (#2536807)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

"My wife mentioned this morning that she heard it's 60 below in Alaska; Ebbie, do you feel like a "real cool cat" about now?" frogprince

It hasn't been that bad in southeast Alaska, Dean, but it's seriously brutal farther north and in the interior of Alaska. Juneau has had zero temperatures for lows and up to 15 or so in the daytime but up there for the last two weeks some places they've been registering 45-64 MINUS.

The other day it was warmer in Barrow - at the top of the state and much closer to the North Pole - than it was in a number of places a great deal farther south.

In Anchorage, which is on the water, which means the ocean should be moderating the weather, they've been minus zero temperatures even in the daytime.

As they say, the world may end not with a bang but a whimper... :)


10 Jan 09 - 09:50 PM (#2537694)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mctuff

very cold and snowy, eastern pa, everyone's sleepy and annoyed, town is deserted, less snow then the weatherman predicted as usual, businesses closed early, people scrawling words on the cars


11 Jan 09 - 08:22 PM (#2537749)
Subject: LYR ADD: Snow
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

To turn this into a musical thread, I shall now post the lyrics to a lovely round by Susan Kisslinger, in answer to the topic at hand:

Snow, snow, snow snow
snow, snow, snow, snow
Snow is falling, falling, falling, falling, falling, falling,
Snow is falling, falling, falling, falling, falling, falling,
Down..............
Down..............


Lots of it here in southwestern NH, USA!


11 Nov 09 - 08:41 PM (#2764499)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Rain, rain and more rain. Just shy of 3" in the past 24 hours and more on the way. We are about to get clear of the remnants of Ida, but a strong low pressure right off the coast is tailgating her, and will bring another couple of inches. Already starting to get wind from that system.


11 Nov 09 - 11:17 PM (#2764552)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

What Janie said...DC area is YUCKY.


12 Nov 09 - 02:49 AM (#2764589)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: VirginiaTam

My joints said for the last few days that it was damp and cold. Looking out the window in the morning. Yup. They were right.

Today don't feel so bad. And guess what, there is sunshine. Log may it reign.


12 Nov 09 - 03:12 AM (#2764595)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer

Well, if I were to tell you of the weather we're having now in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California, I'd be accused of gloating.

But it's beautiful, so I'll tell you anyhow. Chilly and clear at night, brisk in the morning, and very comfortable in the afternoon. A nice smattering of fall color, blue skies, and spectacular sunsets.

When I was working in Sacramento on Monday, it was downright balmy.

-Joe-


12 Nov 09 - 01:09 PM (#2764905)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Downtown Juneau is expecting its first snow mixed with rain today and tomorrow. The mountains all around us have been white for a couple of months and the valley area where the glaciers are (7 to 10 miles away from downtown) has had some snow on the ground but downtown is next to the ocean and the air currents are different too, so we are warmer -and rainier - than they.

Our temperatures have been dipping to the low 30s and rising to the low 40s.


15 Nov 09 - 10:44 PM (#2766755)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

The rain finally left. Yesterday turned sunny and 65F. Today sunny and 75F. Temps still quite moderate and my windows are still open. Spent the day washing windows, blowing leaves, cleaning off the carport, etc. and some time tonight sitting outside with a glass of wine, watching the moon and listening to the thinning chorus of night insects.

Average 1st frost date here is about October 15. I still have impatiens in bloom.


16 Nov 09 - 12:21 AM (#2766772)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Well, we got a bit more snow than expected. We have a good 7 or 8 inches out there - more than that in the valley - and more snow is forecast for the next several days. Most purdy.


16 Nov 09 - 06:27 AM (#2766857)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

It was hot today in Sydney, and there are fire warnings because in somer parts of the state it's windy as well as hot. But this evening, it rained and it's much cooler where I am.


16 Nov 09 - 06:55 AM (#2766867)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ranger1

We're drying out after the record-setting five inches of rain overnight on Saturday night, and the temperature is in the mid-fifties. It is not supposed to be this warm in Maine at this time of year. This is unnatural and no good will come of it.

Tami (hauling out the snow shovel and looking nervously at the sky)


19 Nov 09 - 07:23 PM (#2769496)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Alaska Mike

I was thinking that it was pretty chilly here in Anchorage at -5F yesterday morning. But I just returned from Fairbanks where this morning's temperature was -41F which, as it turns out, is -41C also. Very cool, in more ways than one.

Mike


19 Nov 09 - 08:16 PM (#2769527)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Rain.

Again.

But warm.


19 Nov 09 - 08:22 PM (#2769532)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Alice

Cold, with deep snow drifts all around.


19 Nov 09 - 08:31 PM (#2769539)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Amos

A bitter winter has set in. The temperatures are plummeting down to 65 in broad daylight, which is unconscionable. I had to dig out a sweater when I drove to work before sunrise today. Its abysmal, I tell you!!!


A


19 Nov 09 - 10:13 PM (#2769568)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Alice

aw, amos,
I feel your pain ;-)


20 Nov 09 - 02:36 AM (#2769638)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

getting cooler as the day ends in electrical storms & maybe rain (tho not in my bit of Sydney) - we've had very hot temperatures today & 2 house fires in Sydney Metrop area due to lightning strikes -

& the summer bushfire season has arrived early with fires & very high temperatures (40's & that's Celsius, not Fahrenheit!) in 3 states

sandra


20 Nov 09 - 12:12 PM (#2769863)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Alaska Mike

Hang in there, Amos. A bitter winter always leaves hope for a benevelant spring.

Mike


02 Nov 10 - 01:22 PM (#3021755)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Flakey. Not many but every one counts.

Tonight: Cloudy periods. Clearing near midnight. 40 percent chance of flurries over eastern sections this evening. Low minus 8.

Brrrr and grrrr!


03 Nov 10 - 05:01 AM (#3022329)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

It's not bad here in Bristol, mild winds sunshine not bad at all. But I remember it was like that last year and then we paid for it by having three or four months of severe winter conditions. It could be the lull before the storm.


03 Nov 10 - 06:23 AM (#3022365)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Temperatures this morning in Midcoast Maine: 21 F inside; 36 F outside.

We had snow along with a rainbow last week. So far, no precipitation has reached the ground as snow here.


03 Nov 10 - 06:24 AM (#3022367)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Temperatures this morning in Midcoast Maine: 36 F inside; 21 F outside. It's cold.

We had snow along with a rainbow last week. So far, no precipitation has reached the ground as snow here.


20 Nov 10 - 12:25 PM (#3036770)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Snow. Welll, fluffies. Only supposed to get 5cm. -9 last night. The last four potted plants are not caring too much for it (in the garage, of course)... the begonia looks half dead and and I expect it will be by tomorrow.


20 Nov 10 - 03:19 PM (#3036910)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Yeah, I konw. Turn the lights off in the room.

Great day for a boiled smoked ham picnic shoulder with green beans, carrots, spuds, cabbage... and WARMTH from the hob. Smells good eh?


20 Nov 10 - 11:27 PM (#3037146)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Fierce winds shaking the camper tonight are equally effective in keeping us from sleep. The moon and stars were bright when I came in from the chicken house tonight. I could easily skirt the perimeter of the filled foundation without a flashlight. I'm about to go back outside to unhook the ringing wind chimes for the night.

Maeve


21 Nov 10 - 12:14 AM (#3037158)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer

Here in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California, we had a dusting of snow in the morning, and rain all day. Probably a bit more snow tonight, and maybe a lot of it.
I grew up in Wisconsin, but sometimes get snow earlier here in California (but much warmer winters overall).

-Joe-


21 Nov 10 - 06:29 AM (#3037260)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: pdq

It has been a rather warm autumn with only a couple of veggie-killing cold nights, but in the last last few hours the Nevada sagebrush got snow. Looks like Christmas.

The ski resorts in the Sierras will be real happy with this amount of snow this early. Make your ski reservations now and avoid the late rush.


21 Nov 10 - 07:21 AM (#3037278)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Yup, the begonia is a begoner, the purlple mini petunia is a ptuie and the fuscia is a fuscta. Maeve suggested I take cuttings from the snapdragon so I garbage bagged it and brought it in... I opened the bag this AM and it smiled at me. I'd keep it in the house but there's no telling of what manner of wee beasties it harbours.

And the snow stuck and stayed on everything, even the pave. I had to salt around Mum's back door.


21 Nov 10 - 07:37 AM (#3037284)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: VirginiaTam

Grey

I have seen neither sun nor blue sky in more than a week.


21 Nov 10 - 08:48 AM (#3037308)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bobert

Gorgeous day here in the Blue Ridge Mountain in Virgina... Sunny and around 60 (Fahrenheit), tomorrow's gonna be the same and warmer and Tuesday is going to be mid-70s...

But by the end of the week it's gonna be winter like with temps in the 40s during the day and 20s at night... You know, like winter...

Oh well, I'm gonna go harvest some leaves today with my lawn tractor and bagger attachment... Make good mulch...

B~


21 Nov 10 - 08:32 PM (#3037695)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: kendall

We have had temps in the 50s and low 60s much of November.
Today it is November 21 and we have Dandelions blooming!


21 Nov 10 - 09:21 PM (#3037711)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,leeneia

We had a southern day here is Missouri - lovely, moist air about 60 degrees that must have come up from the Gulf of Mexico. Made us think we were in Florida.

Ah, the middle of the continent. Some days it feels like Florida, some days it feels like Canada, some days it feels like hell.


22 Nov 10 - 03:16 AM (#3037773)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

Dull, damp, grey, UK.


22 Nov 10 - 09:13 AM (#3037940)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

Just looked on the 10 day weather and snow showers are forecast for the weekend oooh!


24 Nov 10 - 04:15 PM (#3039777)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JohnInKansas

Not my weather, but a report from "up northwest" in the US might be of interest.

John


24 Nov 10 - 04:23 PM (#3039781)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

The camper has been shaking all last night and all day today from extremely strong winds. It's cold; we can feel it seeping in through every possible crack. Winds appear to be dying down as night falls.

Maeve


24 Nov 10 - 04:41 PM (#3039807)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: pdq

To those folks in the Rockies and points east: duck. This storm has snow, wind and cold.

It was 8o F last night in the Nevada sagebrush and is going up to about 28 for a high. That is colder that Fairbanks, Alaska, for the same day.


24 Nov 10 - 04:47 PM (#3039815)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Yees, b'y... I can see it being a nasty winter here too. Especially after we had the best winter here last year I can ever recall. Well, there was a couple that I really liked, like the year I shovelled 45 minutes... ALL winther but it was SO cold.

In any case, I hope it doesn't get too bad for anyone. Especially my friend maeve who is trying to get a ew house built way to late in the construction season.


24 Nov 10 - 05:07 PM (#3039830)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Thanks, gnu.

Winds changed direction and have picked up again. O goody.

m


24 Nov 10 - 05:30 PM (#3039848)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Surely the wind ain't that bad, m.


24 Nov 10 - 05:43 PM (#3039859)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

We've been riding this boat on rough seas, g. I'm not so worried about capsizing now that the hellhole has been filled in, but it is unsettling and makes for a rough night. The camper rocks strongly enough we can feel each gust.

We're in no danger; just thought I'd post our weather.

Maeve


24 Nov 10 - 06:03 PM (#3039869)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

It's constantly changing...


24 Nov 10 - 07:13 PM (#3039926)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

coming out of an icey few days..30 degrees F, cold but no wind, which is unusual. I think it went down to 19 or so...which if the wind blows is really cold for here..not bad if the sun is shining and no wind though. I live right on the ocean..didn't feel a draft in my little cabin but a real wind blowing right through it. But it is sturdy..most of our winter weather is strong winds and driving rain even though temps are usually mid 40s. mg


24 Nov 10 - 07:14 PM (#3039929)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

65 yesterday, 50 today. Last night I saw chem trail cloud formations from high altitude jets. THis is the first I have seen any in 3 weeks. Why at night? I thought their whole purpose was to lower ground temeratures. Its very confusing.


25 Nov 10 - 02:12 AM (#3040046)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Penny S.

Spotted the first snow an hour ago when I put out the rubbish for the bin men. About 8 tiny flakes! Not enough to dim the nearby lights! But it is unusual here, in north west Kent, close to London, this side of Christmas.

Penny


25 Nov 10 - 03:11 AM (#3040061)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

We haven't got our snow yet but a few flakes are expected later today. It is cold but no bitter winds yet.


25 Nov 10 - 10:23 AM (#3040257)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

It's still changing...


25 Nov 10 - 02:50 PM (#3040417)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

SUNSHINE! Ohhhh, wait... we HAD sunshine. I shoulda went outside instead of posting this before I went out. Nevermind.


25 Nov 10 - 04:46 PM (#3040492)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

WE don`t HAVE weather. WE have CLIMATE!


25 Nov 10 - 04:57 PM (#3040506)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: VirginiaTam

really cold, bit windy, cloudy and waiting for the snow... due to arrive Saturday and Sunday in goodly amounts.


26 Nov 10 - 03:50 AM (#3040642)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

It is cold but blue skies and sunny we are forecast to expect 10 inches of snow. Even with the warning what is the betting everything grinds to a halt on Monday if it lasts that long.


26 Nov 10 - 06:30 AM (#3040723)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Phot

Bright sunshine but -3c in Aldershot at the moment!

Wassail!! Chris


26 Nov 10 - 07:36 AM (#3040754)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Snow, sleet, freezing rain in Midcoast Maine.


26 Nov 10 - 09:30 AM (#3040802)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Mr Happy

2.30pm here in Chester, England, just started heavy snow & its sticking! AAAAAAaaaaaargghhhhhhhhhh!!


26 Nov 10 - 11:16 AM (#3040874)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

Here in Somerset, near Bridgwater, we started off with a blue sunny day, then it went grey, and now it's snowing - quite steadily, but it hasn't settled yet. Current temp is zero C. Looks like we might be in for a winter like last years!


26 Nov 10 - 12:54 PM (#3040927)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: VirginiaTam

bitter cold here, no snow yet, mostly blue sky today but clouds started moving in late afternoon. will there be white int he morning?


26 Nov 10 - 12:54 PM (#3040928)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Piss off Amos.


26 Nov 10 - 04:51 PM (#3041053)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.... like we got a friggin choice... grrrrrr.


26 Nov 10 - 05:06 PM (#3041061)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Free from Yahoo, here.


26 Nov 10 - 06:50 PM (#3041114)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Whacky About Verse... will you ever stop cluttering up my day? WTF did that link have to to with anything on this thread? Yes, it is friday night and I have had a few ales and this is an outburst that I would normally rue in the AM... but I doubt it this time. Seriously, stop it. You need help.


26 Nov 10 - 06:58 PM (#3041119)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

I'm where Donuel is, and I have 2 more days of a craft show to sit thru...PLEASE do not send us any bad weather till Monday, and preferably not for another week.


27 Nov 10 - 05:17 PM (#3041644)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Waddon Pete

Oh......it's all pretty again!

-6 degrees and counting!

Best wishes,

Peter


27 Nov 10 - 07:10 PM (#3041689)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Perfect night for the Santa Clause parade here... about 0C, no wind and a gentle snow. Cleansing. The air is fresh. Glad I don't have to stand in the cold listening to the kiddies whining and crying.


28 Nov 10 - 08:27 AM (#3041931)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Dear Gnu: so much for Thanksgiving!...that above link leads to a handy up-to-date answer re. the thread's question "What's the weather like where you are?", and puts my fellow Catters - including your goodself - onto a free device they may wish to add onto their own site.


28 Nov 10 - 11:33 AM (#3042013)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: curmudgeon

Winter is icumen in,
    Lhude sing Goddamm,
    Raineth drop and staineth slop,
    And how the wind doth ramm!
    Sing: Goddamm.
    Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
    An ague hath my ham.
    Freezeth river, turneth liver,
    Damm you; Sing: Goddamm.
    Goddamm, Goddamm, 'tis why I am, Goddamm,
    So 'gainst the winter's balm.
    Sing goddamm, damm, sing goddamm,
    Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.

    - Ezra Pound, tune: trad.


29 Nov 10 - 07:35 AM (#3042648)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

It's late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in South Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.
Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like.
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared.
But, being a practical leader, after several days, he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, 'Is the coming winter going to be cold?'
'It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold,' the meteorologist at the weather service responded.
So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared.
A week later, he called the National Weather Service again. 'Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?'
'Yes,' the man at National Weather Service again replied, 'it's going to be a very cold winter.'
The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.
Two weeks later, the chief called the National Weather Service again. 'Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?'
'Absolutely,' the man replied. 'It's looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters we've ever seen.'
'How can you be so sure?' the chief asked.
The weatherman replied, 'The Indians are collecting a huge load of firewood'


29 Nov 10 - 08:19 AM (#3042671)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

It is bitterly cold here, real brass monkey weather. Somehow I don't think even Santa could put up with doing a walkabout today. This is supposedly going to last for at least 2 weeks.


29 Nov 10 - 12:29 PM (#3042847)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Sandman

well I am in the most southern part of ireland, and we have just had 3 inches of snow, ITS SUFFIN COLD


30 Nov 10 - 02:58 AM (#3043343)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

There is about as much as on an iced Christmas cake this morning bitterly cold but with less of the biting winds of yesterday. But I am prepared with every bit of clothing I could pull on and surprise surprise no problems with buses, hoorah.


30 Nov 10 - 12:39 PM (#3043641)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

It's still changing.


30 Nov 10 - 12:43 PM (#3043645)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Sandman

500 sorry lead fingers


30 Nov 10 - 12:48 PM (#3043647)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Arthur_itus

We have over a foot of snow now and it's still snowing. Lincolnshire UK


30 Nov 10 - 12:56 PM (#3043652)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: VirginiaTam

snow!   puuurrrrtttyyy


30 Nov 10 - 01:01 PM (#3043655)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Steamin' Willie

Just got an email from a friend who we go skiing with.

Wanting to book the holiday.

Made me laugh anyway.

Lots of snow here in my neck of The UK. But even more where I was over the weekend. Beer in front of a fire in the pub sounds good. Will get my coat / hat / drinking head on and off I go.


30 Nov 10 - 01:12 PM (#3043659)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Not a cloud, nare a strip a wind, 5C... Just walked a mile and took the last bit of ice off the driveway. If I didn't have work, laundry and supper on the go, I would still be outside.


30 Nov 10 - 01:35 PM (#3043671)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: mandotim

A foot or so of snow here at the southern tip of the Peak District. Still snowing, and the wind is causing drifts now.
Tim


01 Dec 10 - 02:44 AM (#3044055)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: VirginiaTam

bout 5 inches in mid Essex... I am working from home today.


01 Dec 10 - 01:18 PM (#3044267)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

Absolutely perfect and unusual for winter here..no wind, 47 degrees F, no rain. Lovely morning. Was pretty windy yesterday. mg


01 Dec 10 - 01:43 PM (#3044284)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Georgiansilver

14 inches plus in Gainsborough


01 Dec 10 - 01:44 PM (#3044285)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Georgiansilver

That is snow of course!!!!!


01 Dec 10 - 01:47 PM (#3044288)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

We are expecting torrential rains today. Hell, even the geese will be walking.


01 Dec 10 - 02:02 PM (#3044301)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

14+ inches. Glad I live in Moncton... today.


01 Dec 10 - 02:10 PM (#3044307)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Smokey.

Just east of Peak District - the most snow I've seen here in 30 years.

Does anyone have any good cat recipes?


01 Dec 10 - 02:13 PM (#3044313)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Georgiansilver

Fried cat, boiled cat, roast cat... what is your preference?


01 Dec 10 - 02:17 PM (#3044316)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

Re Cat Recipes

I would suggest stir fry. Treat as one would chicken.


01 Dec 10 - 02:18 PM (#3044320)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Smokey.

Treat as one would chicken.

What d'you think I am? Some kind of pervert?


01 Dec 10 - 02:25 PM (#3044333)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: LilyFestre

In north central Pennsylvania it's been quite a mix.

Yesterday: Lots of heavy rain and high winds (moved my 60 pound kayak, lots of trees down in the area, bird feeds are down, lawn furniture all over the place).

Today: Started with rain, then sleet, then snow and now it's sleetish....temperatures dropping...glad that we don't HAVE to be on the roads today. I imagine power will be out in some areas of the county before bedtime.

Michelle


01 Dec 10 - 06:01 PM (#3044494)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: andrew e

Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.

22 Degrees C at 9:00am.
Lots of rain yesterday. Overcast now.
Cool for this time of year.


01 Dec 10 - 06:26 PM (#3044509)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bobert

Cold as a step-mother's kiss...


01 Dec 10 - 06:29 PM (#3044511)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Smokey.

Colder than a grave digger's arse..


01 Dec 10 - 09:36 PM (#3044583)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Blowing in the wind. Tied of shaky campers, me.


02 Dec 10 - 02:17 PM (#3045099)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I've heard "colder than a whore's heart" but never "a step-mother's kiss". Perhaps a "mother-in-law's kiss"?

8 with drizzle here but I saw crows massing at dawn. I have been waiting and watching for the migration... got my camcorder and camera at the ready. I wish I had been more on the ball a few years back. When I noticed it, they were directly over me and it was awesome but I stood and watched for at least five minutes before I even thought of a vid. By the time I was set up it was too far away to be impressive.

I watched a shorebird migration at dusk in PEI about thirty years ago. Remarkable how millions of birds wait their turn and join in, from north to south along the shore. As do the crows in similar fashion. Fascinating.


02 Dec 10 - 07:32 PM (#3045270)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

Big wet delays new Mad Max film

It's in a part of the country officially called a "Semi-arid area" - I've driven past the sign on the highway warning people attempting to enter that section of the highway!


03 Dec 10 - 01:00 PM (#3045675)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Steamin' Willie

Mike Harding summed it up perfectly in his monologue "Ackroyd's Funeral."

Some brass monkeys outside were singing carols, soprano.
You could hear them cursing and swearing,
As they wandered round lost, in the fog and the frost,
They couldn't find their bearings.




So many cats, so few recipes.


03 Dec 10 - 01:09 PM (#3045679)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I woulda thought you preferred em steamed.

The lawns are green and little yellow flowers are sprouting along my house foundation... silly buggers.


03 Dec 10 - 04:45 PM (#3045803)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: mandotim

I'm finding this hard to believe, even though I saw it myself. My neighbour's recording thermometer showed a lowest temperature last night of -24C. It was -16C when I set off for work this morning. This was in the southern end of the Peak District, in the Staffordshire Moorlands. I've never seen temperatures that low in the UK.


06 Dec 10 - 04:15 AM (#3047255)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

It's 9.05am here in beautiful Somerset, and it is -5 degrees. No snow at the moment, but there is a thick hoar frost covering everything. I don't remember a frost this thick even in Aberdeen last year. It's also colder than Aberdeen last year, although not by much. The sky is a uniform white and I can't tell if it's fog, cloud or if the sun hasn't made it over the top of the garage yet. It all looks very spooky.

Fog is everywhere, and our usual view of the Mendips is shrouded in fog. In fact, The forecast for today is 'fog'.


06 Dec 10 - 04:30 AM (#3047262)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,kp

Oh no
Its snowing again in Edinburgh this morning.
Just when we thought it had stopped and spent much of yesterday digging out cars!

And my walking boots have a hole in them...


06 Dec 10 - 05:00 AM (#3047273)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

Fog followed by gorgeous sun yesterday, today dense freezing fog. Okay the novelty of winter has now worn off. Some sun is forecast for the rest of the week - we are just thankful that it isn't windy to add to the chill.


06 Dec 10 - 05:27 AM (#3047282)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

Too much rain to mow the grass so I could drag the junk out to the foot path for special collection day.


06 Dec 10 - 05:48 AM (#3047285)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

Don't know where you are, Patsy, but this sounds like our weather. It was beautifully sunny yesterday - still very cold but from the inside it looked warm, and it actually warmed up our enclosed south-facing front porch. Today it looks bleak and cold with, as you said, dense freezing fog, but thankfully not a breath of wind. Nearly 11am now, and still -4 degrees. BRRRR!


06 Dec 10 - 06:46 AM (#3047313)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

The drought has broken... and broken.. and now .. it's flooding in New South Wales..

and the rain's still pattering outside.


06 Dec 10 - 07:10 AM (#3047328)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsay

Hello Jenny this is in North Bristol and looking very bleak, where are you?


06 Dec 10 - 06:43 PM (#3047771)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

Ah yes, Patsy, you're not all that far away. I'm in Cossington, near Bridgwater. It's been like this all day and now it's even colder - minus 6 degrees according to the weather on my computer. Tomorrow looks like more of the same.

Today we were in town, in Bridgwater, and the air was so cold it was making my teeth ache when I opened my mouth to say something.

Tomorrow I'm going to try and brave the cold for a while to take some macro shots with my camera of the ice crystals on the leaves. It's actually quite beautiful!


06 Dec 10 - 07:32 PM (#3047799)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

Saw some flowers trying to sprout yestreen..50.1 degrees at 4:30 p.m. No wind to speak of..no rain. Warmest place in state of Washington USA. Could not be better for a December day. I think we still have rhododendruns blooming in some places, especially the dark red ones. Pinks bloomed last month but are done now. mg


06 Dec 10 - 07:43 PM (#3047806)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

It's 29 balmy deg C in our beer garden this morning....that's 84.2 deg F for those not fortunate enough to be in Oz....and because we now live in the country well away from the coast the humidity is quite bearable. The view from the beer garden is birds, magpies, rosellas and galahs singing and sqwarking in the trees. We have a native reserve on the other side of our back fence and the birds provide us with endless entertainment.

It's not raining today for a change, but more is forecast tomorrow, and we are well away from floods but it could happen here - we had a flood in late July. But if the flood waters ever get to our house on the hill.......then the rest of Oz is really in deep shit.

Cheers
JennieG


06 Dec 10 - 07:47 PM (#3047812)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Right then... what's a beer garden?


06 Dec 10 - 09:58 PM (#3047859)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

In answer to the thread title, the weather here is the shits. Cold as a well diggers arse and the snow is blowing.


06 Dec 10 - 11:47 PM (#3047890)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Gnu, a beer garden is the back garden of a pub - most Ozzie pubs have an outside area where kids are allowed, some pubs have a beautifully landscaped beer garden, others are more rough and ready. But "beer garden" is the official term, some pubs even have a sign pointing out the whereabouts of theirs.

The back of our house is L-shaped, the previous owner had filled in the L with brick paving, roofed it over, and added a low lattice wall. It's a lovely spot to watch the birds in the reserve, on the hill, over the fence. Here's a view of ours.

Cheers
JennieG


07 Dec 10 - 01:06 AM (#3047913)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JohnInKansas

Since I had no reason to be concerned, I didn't make a serious attempt to determine where this link originated; but it quite obviously

WAS WINDY SOMEWHERE

John


07 Dec 10 - 08:03 AM (#3048040)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

Well, in the swampy bog hole I live in, it actually stopped raining and the sun came out for a couple of hours today, long enough to actually run the mower over part of the waist high grass... before it started raining again. Of course, it's not raining now, but the mower doesn't have headlights, and the neighbors might complain anyway about mowing in the dark ...

5 States are flooded over substantial parts, and in the parts that are not, we have swarms of locusts. 9 major river systems are flooded, looks like water will reach Lake Eyre again. Looks like we don't have many bushfires so far this year, would be a bloody miracle if water burned, I suppose....


07 Dec 10 - 09:04 PM (#3048480)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: andrew e

Heaps of rain.
Some sun this morning.
Managed to do some washing.
Can almost see the grass growing.
26 degrees C
Sunshine Coast QLD

Must have been someone's idea of a joke calling it the Sunshine Coast.
Sure we have plenty of sun, but plenty of rain too!

Hope it's not still raining Friday evening for our 2 choirs Christmas concert.


07 Dec 10 - 10:19 PM (#3048499)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

Heavy, heavy...fog. HIGHLY unusual.


08 Dec 10 - 04:53 AM (#3048614)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

JennyO, Bridgwater is not too far away 'as the crow flies' so I expect it is pretty much the same. Today a bit of a breeze is picking up too. Hopefully there won't be any heavy snow fall too close to Christmas. It can do what it likes after that.


08 Dec 10 - 05:47 AM (#3048637)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

JennieG that pic of the view from your back yard is beeeeyoutiful! enjoy your peace!

fredalina :-D


08 Dec 10 - 05:49 AM (#3048639)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: VirginiaTam

cold grey surprise surprise


08 Dec 10 - 08:41 PM (#3049270)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

Yesterday was the best of all for freezing fog and amazing pictures. Haven't got them off the camera yet, but I got some fantastic macro shots of leaves with ice crystals around them, icy spider webs everywhere, and more distant shots of the winter wonderland. The locals reckon they haven't seen anything like this, or experienced these low temperatures for 20 years or more. I don't think it got above -6 degrees.

I was really glad I braved the cold yesterday to get the pics, because today the sun came out, and although there was still a lot of white and frost everywhere all day, the amazing ice crystals on things had gone. It's a balmy -2 now :)


08 Dec 10 - 08:56 PM (#3049278)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bobert

Cold as a pump handle here in the Blue Ridge... Wind blows hard from the northwest and then get caught right upside this here mountain and then swirls and swirls...

Can't even leave the beer out in the barn 'cause it freezes... I put a few in a gunny sack and they froze??? Had to put 'um in the barn refrigerator to warm them up enough to no be froze...

That's cold, people...

B~


08 Dec 10 - 09:37 PM (#3049292)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River

It keeps flippin' changing!

- Shane


13 Dec 10 - 12:34 PM (#3052550)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

We've had a fairly mild winter so far in Juneau. Snow, but no great amount. Cold but not much wind.

Today we are forecast up to a foot of snow. I like the prospect. Since my job doesn't entail having to go out in it I get to choose how much of it I brave.


13 Dec 10 - 12:43 PM (#3052560)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

It's changing...


13 Dec 10 - 01:56 PM (#3052621)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

For the better or the worse, Little Hawk?


13 Dec 10 - 02:08 PM (#3052634)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Ontario and Quebec have been in the news here lately with lots of snow, wind and cold. I heard today Quebec is gonna get freezing rain and wind in the south.

Environment Canada is threatening us with heavy rain, high winds and 12C, starting last night but all we have had is a bit of rain and some stiff winds so far. The nasty stuff seems to be edging by Moncton. 80km west is a different story. I assume sIx is inside with his camera today.


13 Dec 10 - 02:13 PM (#3052643)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Amos

We had a terrible cold snap the last few days. I had to wear a sweater until 10:00 AM!! Outrageous. Now, however, things are back to a normal balmy 75 degrees Farenheit, with clear skies. Thank Gawd!! I thought the world was coming to an end...


13 Dec 10 - 02:18 PM (#3052647)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Posted this on the grownup thread...

Piss off, eh.

If I win the lotto, I am gonna buy a house next to you and get a big snow machine and... hmmm... on second thought, maybe just an ice maker... shaken or stirred my good man?


13 Dec 10 - 02:31 PM (#3052658)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Oh, gnu, what a suckup.


13 Dec 10 - 03:18 PM (#3052682)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Desert Dancer

Pretty chilly over there Amos! We always need a jacket in the morning over here this time of year, but we'll probably break 80F today.

nothing but blue skies

~ Becky in Tucson


13 Dec 10 - 03:23 PM (#3052683)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

No wind, no rain..great summer day. http://funbeach.com/oyster-cam/


13 Dec 10 - 03:29 PM (#3052687)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

Just you wait, Amos. Just you wait.

Ebbie, it was pretty terrible yesterday. Big snowstorm, and the barometer went about as low as it can go. Driving was inadvisable, to say the least. Today things appear to be improving a bit. The snow has been plowed and the barometer is rising.


13 Dec 10 - 04:05 PM (#3052703)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Suck up? Or lulling him into a false sense of security so I can smack him with snowballs... I pack em real tight with my bare hands so they are hard as the knobs of hell and I can whip em like Nolan Ryan. But, don't tell him eh?


13 Dec 10 - 04:24 PM (#3052715)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

We had another flood at the weekend, worse than the July flood but still nothing major really, more of an inconvenience because two of the three river crossings are closed and traffic chaos ensues, as they say on the news.

It's clear and sunny today but don't get your hopes up, more rain is forecast......

Cheers
JennieG


14 Dec 10 - 04:32 PM (#3053571)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Military rescue in Ontario.


14 Dec 10 - 07:39 PM (#3053661)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

well, we had a dusting of snow (in the Wash DC area) last night. It is a lot colder today. I expect we'll get our 'share' soon.


15 Dec 10 - 07:26 PM (#3054376)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,biff

cold with angry gusts of biting wind. fracking on the horizon near the delaware.


20 Dec 10 - 05:29 PM (#3058060)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: VirginiaTam

South eastern UK several centimetres on the ground from Saturday and now starting to snow again. ARRGHHH!!!!


20 Dec 10 - 06:10 PM (#3058089)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

All you really need to know about the weather...


20 Dec 10 - 06:16 PM (#3058102)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I was just out for a walk here in The Banana Belt of New Brunswick. Walked 1.5km in the slight breeze, overcast and wettish weather (not stll fluffying but warming up to rain) and I shall go out again but with lighter garb. How are things in Uppity Canada LH? I hear youse got a few flakes. >;-(


20 Dec 10 - 06:25 PM (#3058114)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

We've had more snow than usual, but it depends on where you are. Some areas got hit harder than others. I'd say there's about 8 inches of accumulation out there now.


20 Dec 10 - 06:27 PM (#3058117)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

We got 2" the other day. I used a stiff pushbroom to clear the driveway of the cold, fluffy stuff. It is 10°F colder than 'usual' for this date, but we have so far been spared the nasty stuff that many are getting.


20 Dec 10 - 07:08 PM (#3058135)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Bill... I forget where you are to?


20 Dec 10 - 07:38 PM (#3058154)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

Scary..weather alarm came on this morning...water spouts forecast, which I think is like tornados..I saw something that looked suspicious on Friday and last week there was a tornado not far from here..Also ferocious thunder storms predicted..I was hoping they would be over by now because I don't want to walk a mile to bus stop and have them...all ships told to move to shore this morning. Just was a sad drowning this weekend of a fisherman but one did survive due to Coast Guard swimmer rescue. mg


20 Dec 10 - 07:39 PM (#3058156)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: SINSULL

My ten minute commute took almost two hours. Two hours of slipping and sliding and dodging idiots who thought they could go faster. Accidents at every corner in Portland. Gridlock - I have never seen gridlock in Portland.
I am so glad to be home. I am trying not to wish evil on the idiots in their four wheel drive monstrosities blowing their horns at those who were shimmying with every touch of the gas pedal. F**Kin' morons.
That feels better.
By the way, my little Hyundai performed admirably. At one point, a group of men had formed to push cars uphill (read incline). My little Elantra went up all by itself.
SIN, sipping on JD and trying to relax.


20 Dec 10 - 07:44 PM (#3058161)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

I believe Bill's in the Washington, DC/Maryland area, gnu.

Sins- We watched Portland traffic on the news. Amazing gridlock indeed! We're happy you and your car arrived home safely.

There's snow on the yurt foundation and a stiff wind blowing things around. Cold, too.


21 Dec 10 - 04:37 AM (#3058338)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

Yesterday was bitterly cold today is still very cold but without the windchill of yesterday. Everything is still white here in Bristol UK and some more light snow is expected tomorrow. Good news is that Thursday and Friday we should see some sun which will make last minute Christmas preparations that much easier. Christmas Day could be disapointing with cloud but still dry.


21 Dec 10 - 05:07 AM (#3058349)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: David C. Carter

Can't tell really....too much fog.

David


21 Dec 10 - 08:59 AM (#3058496)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Becca72

Took me 2 1/2 hours to get home from work (17 miles) last night. I never got out of 2nd gear! My Passat is pretty good in the snow but traffic was the problem, as Sins mentioned.

Then I get up this morning to come to work and the car won't start. I tried a dozen times, called Dad, tried once more and she started. I got to work and turned it off and tried again - nothing. Gonna have to repeat the process this afternoon, I guess.


21 Dec 10 - 09:06 AM (#3058500)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

We are here in Paris now, and tho there has been some snow, it's melting, and the temperature isn't as cold as it was at home in Somerset. It's a balmy +1!

We weren't sure if our flight to here would even take off, but it did. They had to close Bristol airport at one stage to clear the snow earlier in the day yesterday, which made everything run late, so our flight was delayed by nearly 2 hours, but otherwise there were no problems. I just hope we don't have problems getting back in a week, similar to the ones we had last year on New Years Eve, when Aberdeen airport was closed due to snow, and we had quite an adventure getting back.

I think next year we might spend Christmas at home, and everyone can come to us!


21 Dec 10 - 09:43 AM (#3058519)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

The radio weather person projected that the only two areas oc Canada that would have a green christmas are the east and west coast.

Unfortunately, beyond human travellers having difficulty getting to parts of Europe from Canada and the US of A, the Nova Scotia lobster folk are suffering. They can't get their lobsters by air to many of the christmas markets in Europe. If they miss it, there could be hardship...not to mention a lot of lobsters for us local folk to eat....maybe at reduced prices:))


21 Dec 10 - 11:38 AM (#3058600)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Sooo... that is why Sobeys has been selling the HUGE lobsters for $6.49 a pound. Markets are $7.99 cooked... if they do drop in price it'll be a yummy Xmas indeed.

BTW... 2C, rain, 70 to 90kph.


29 Dec 10 - 01:56 PM (#3063337)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Fog over the Tyne, North-East England, today, making the Sun here look like the Moon - pic.


30 Dec 10 - 01:14 AM (#3063629)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: andrew e

The rain's stopped at last.[for the moment anyway!]
The sun's out!
Sunshine Coast QLD Australia    4:00pm 26 degrees C


02 Jan 11 - 05:34 PM (#3065822)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

and speaking of rain in Queensland, Australia, floods in Queensland have covered an area the size of France and Germany combined..


02 Jan 11 - 05:45 PM (#3065828)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: framus

If only you you had a "swop" card.


02 Jan 11 - 06:02 PM (#3065837)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Light rain in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
A snowless mild winter, so far.


02 Jan 11 - 06:13 PM (#3065845)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Gosh freda! Sounds bad. Hope things get better.

Ed... had every window in the house open for an hour today. Chilly but ya gotta love it eh? One day closer to spring! 15cm of THAT stuff tomorrow here but it's JANUARY and we haven't taken a big hit yet... hope this winter is even half as good as last year.


03 Jan 11 - 01:08 AM (#3065996)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Yesterday it turned warm and drippy in Juneau, Alaska. Today the snow is retreating fast. 37F out there at 9:00 tonight.

When it does this kind of thing, I hope it continues until just about all the snow and ice are gone from the sidewalks and pavement so we can start over. A hard freeze on top of rain isn't all that good.


03 Jan 11 - 03:11 AM (#3066021)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

Thanks gnu - these are QLD's worst floods on record.
Here are some pix, to give you an idea of what's happening up there.


03 Jan 11 - 01:26 PM (#3066350)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Yup... pretty nasty indeed!

The past several days have been close to 5C with sunshine for the most part. Today, about 0C and 20cm of sticky snow fell in four hours. So far, only one snow with wing and this one today. Doing GREAT for Moncton, NB, Canada.


03 Jan 11 - 02:16 PM (#3066386)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

gnu, we got rain overnight,and into the morning (and plenty of it). Afternoon has been quite nice.It may snow a small amount tonight? But, let's wait and see.

It has been a great mild year for my newly-installed (energy efficient) mini-split heat pump. It's been pump'n out heat for the entire house. My oil fired furnace hasn't kicked in yet, zero oil used this winter (sorry, oil Barons). It has been a good investment decision to date.

Only had the snow blower out twice last year. Got it tuned up a week ago, just in case we get dumped upon.


03 Jan 11 - 05:16 PM (#3066517)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Ed... "... just in case we get dumped upon."

Just in case? You DO live in Canada, right? >;-)


03 Jan 11 - 05:29 PM (#3066526)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

"You DO live in Canada, right"

Yes, but I forsee a long-term climate change pattern for east coast Canada that has been established over the past few weeks. Added to that, I am a born again believer in philosophical optimism.


03 Jan 11 - 05:35 PM (#3066530)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Well, good thing you gotter tuned up on accounta philosophical optimism round these here parts will blow the snow right up yer arse.


03 Jan 11 - 05:51 PM (#3066540)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Good advice gnu. I will wear tighter pants to reduce the liklihood of such a frigid (if not frightful) occurance.


03 Jan 11 - 06:55 PM (#3066578)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I am aghast! I was out cleaning up the snow and felt a strange sensation. I have a hole in me rubber boots! It's on the right side of me right boot, right where it crimps near the intersection of me toes and me instep. And the fookers is only 28 years old! I'll be at Crappy Tire first crack (I'd go tonight be I don't care to drive after dark, especially with a wet sock in this cold) and get a new right boot.

Jaysus H! eh? I paid $18 fer them sonsawhores!


03 Jan 11 - 07:19 PM (#3066597)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

"I have a hole in me rubber boots!"

Hopefully, it did not result in snow blowing up to the great divide?

You aren't far from Dieppe Mark's Work Warehouse, are you? Crappy's owns them now also.Not sure if their crap has been downgraded to the parent's crappy goods though:)


04 Jan 11 - 01:56 AM (#3066770)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: open mike

it is going to be below freezing from 20-30 degrees all week...that is because the skies are clear...there are still bits of snow on the north sides of hills and in shady parts of the road, but the snow we got for a couple of days is mostly washed away at the 2000-3000 ft elevation. ihear they have something like 15-20 feet of snow in the high sierras and the ski resorts are happy ! In the valley below here it is often very foggy in jan. and we usually have sunny days in the foothills.


04 Jan 11 - 05:45 AM (#3066835)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

Grey, frosty, back to work, horrible!


04 Jan 11 - 06:32 AM (#3066863)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

No snow, It is now -5 C, just turning bright. It is supposed to be no warmer than -2 today, with Sun.


05 Jan 11 - 06:12 AM (#3067596)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

How NASA sees flooded Central Queensland

This would be about a day north of me up the highway - if you could drive there at the moment .... the water in the town of Rockhampton (noted in map) is expected to take most of a week to subside. The total impact on Qld GDP is estimated to approach 1% GDP ...


05 Jan 11 - 06:46 AM (#3067609)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

-14C here with snow and ice on the ground and snow with high winds expected for the weekend.


05 Jan 11 - 07:32 AM (#3067654)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Kweku

Here in Accra, the weather is as it has always been around this time of the year, dry and hot.


05 Jan 11 - 07:57 AM (#3067677)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

A brisk wind picked up this morning but now it is just grey, damp and murky not the kind of day for making any New Year Resolutions.


09 Jan 11 - 10:52 AM (#3070575)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

First snow storm for Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. It has been "green" all this winter, now it is clearly white. We are supposed to get 10 cms today. But, the temperature is not supposed to drop much this week. So, some of it may melt later this week.
It seems to be following the ocean coast now. So, others in the province have not seen this snow...yet, that is.


09 Jan 11 - 01:13 PM (#3070656)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: kendall

Sunny but cold as a dead man's tongue in Hillsborough North Carolina.


09 Jan 11 - 01:22 PM (#3070659)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Beautiful sun, cold although not as cold as it was last week,snow on the ground, strong winds shaking the camper.

Maine


10 Jan 11 - 02:43 AM (#3071073)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

I'm ok ....

Flash Floods - all gone now...


10 Jan 11 - 04:18 AM (#3071103)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

60 mm in one hour on ground soaked for weeks, 2 dead, more missing from town center.

City downpour sparks flash floods


10 Jan 11 - 07:35 PM (#3071729)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

In Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley now 8 confirmed dead and 72 missing. We drove home right thru the damaged area 20 mins before the flash flood swept down the 2 creeks in centre of town. Water mains, phones damaged in parts.

The creeks drained down to the valley below and created what is now being called an inland tsunami - that's where the bulk of the missing and deaths occurred.


10 Jan 11 - 07:40 PM (#3071733)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Been reading about Oz in the news. Terrible stuff.


10 Jan 11 - 08:14 PM (#3071755)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: andrew e

Still very overcast but not much more rain today so far.

Floods in Gympie, about 45 mins drive north of here.

Sunshine Coast!!! Queensland.


10 Jan 11 - 09:49 PM (#3071797)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

The Iceman cometh. Brought work home with me in case I can't make it in to work tomorrow. (Gotta save that PTO!)

Snow and sleet now - not a lot of accumulation in my particular little piece of the southern part of heaven, but it has been quite chilly for several days so it is sticking. Changing, probably very soon, to freezing rain. Temps predicted to rise no higher than 32 F tomorrow.

Not expecting of tons of ice and don't anticipate a power outage, but it is going to be slicker than snot for the next 18-24 hours. I'm quite intrepid about driving in snow, but 40 miles of secondary roads covered in an inch of sleet, then glazed with ice from freezing rain is not something I go out on if at all avoidable.


11 Jan 11 - 07:01 AM (#3071989)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

It's just not stopping, now Ipswich and Brisbane are being flooded - possibly higher than 1974. Still raining

7 metre high walls of water down in Lockyer valley...

Rain Map - looks like it might be clearing - see national map link - now a cyclone is winding up in Coral Sea area.... also one outside West Australia

Queensland flood disaster zone now spans 75pc of state

'Mega disaster zone' could be declared for Queensland floods

Wivenhoe at 190 per cent and rising

Not silly - it was expanded above 'optimal water supply capacity' after it was built to have a temporary flood buffer - it can go to 225% before it tops - but it is not designed to top as it will erode and possibly collapse.

Btw - arsonist bushfire in West Australia too ...

Australia - land of drought and flooding rains - we do nothing by halves!

BTw cat loading very slowly - we seem to be having some net hassles in various areas....


11 Jan 11 - 09:58 AM (#3072110)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

Looks nice outside because it is sunny, but we aren't fooled - it's not as nice as it looks - a chilly windy 6 degrees. Thank goodness for central heating, although that is proving to be rather expensive - especially after the real cold snap that we had. We are looking to go round with the sealant gun to fill in any little gaps around windows etc which might be letting the cold air in and decreasing the efficiency of our heating. While it's windy is a good time to detect the leaks. The windows themselves are double glazed and look to be in good order.

Meanwhile, my heart is going out to all the Oz people affected by the terrible floods in Queensland. We are not getting enough news here, so I have to resort to the internet to get comprehensive coverage. Thanks for the links, Foolestroupe.


11 Jan 11 - 11:03 AM (#3072156)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Wesley S

North of Atlanta we're snowed in for the second day. I'm enjoying it but my wife is getting stir crazy.


11 Jan 11 - 08:26 PM (#3072572)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe_F

Massachusetts is supposed to be pretty well snowbound by tomorrow. It hasn't started yet here in Malden.


11 Jan 11 - 08:43 PM (#3072582)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Today was about +3 C, and nice. Tomorrow night, we are scheduled to get what's left over of the storm moving north from the eastern USA. Hopefully it will be rain?


12 Jan 11 - 01:18 AM (#3072687)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

Spent all morning at Food Assist - handing out food - washing eggs, repacking things, giving out milk, bread, etc. All ok, but transport hit hard, meaning food supplies are limited. Wish people would not panic buy - there will probably be some waste thru stupidity....


12 Jan 11 - 10:46 AM (#3072951)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

Pouring down but nothing compared to what is happening to the people in Queensland. My heart goes out to them too.


12 Jan 11 - 12:07 PM (#3073030)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Ed T... now THAT was a dumb thing to post... taunting Mom Nature like that! >;-) Enjoy the storm. I saw the CBC NB weather map last night. All of NS was snow white. I heard 25+cm and gusts to 80kph for you.

We are to get 10 to 20cm and a bit of wind here in the Banana Belt. Been having the nice temps and not much snow, much like the weather you described above.


12 Jan 11 - 12:27 PM (#3073049)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Desert Dancer

Clear and sunny in Long Beach, California, and due to reach 70oF today.

The Weather Service reports that snow is on the ground in 49 states today, though. (Florida is the exception.)

~ Becky in Long Beach


12 Jan 11 - 01:28 PM (#3073127)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: kendall

Cold as a Witch's tit and snow that's hub deep to a Ferris wheel. Yes, we are back in Maine.


13 Jan 11 - 03:18 AM (#3073542)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Dumb question here, but I don't mean it to be insensitive: When there is a long drought and then heavy rains causing floods- is there an impact on the drought? Do things green up and grow? Or does flooding strip the topsoil?

In any case I recognize that it's horrendous. I have a couple of acres in a small valley in Oregon through which a creek runs. Some years it rises out of its banks and people pack their campers with emergency supplies in case they have to flee. But I've never experienced anything like what is happening in the land of Oz this year.

Here in Juneau, Alaska, it is clear and cold. 11F, with the wind chill factored in, it's minus 9. We expect a low of 5 tonight and tomorrow night a thermometer low of minus 1 is forecast.

A scary thought is of a possible area-wide power outage. Outages are fairly common in Juneau- partly because high winds are frequent. We've had some strong gusts these last 24 hours - gusts to 60 and 70 miles an hour are not uncommon - and the high wind warning has been extended to tomorrow afternoon, subject to revision.


13 Jan 11 - 06:40 AM (#3073618)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

gnu!!! THAT was a dumb post! Banana Belt my ass! Mom Nature kicked it... but not tooo badly, thank goodness. The drifts in the driveways are ass deep in spots. Hope my NS buddies faired out well. Doctor's office called at 7 and rescheduled my appt.


13 Jan 11 - 02:01 PM (#3073833)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

This morning's paper amplifies my comment on high winds in Juneau, Alaska. (Douglas, cited in the article, is on the island across from downtown Juneau.)

And the morning sky was red...




(http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011311/loc_769349355.shtml)


13 Jan 11 - 02:05 PM (#3073836)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

WE faired out well in Nova Scotia gnu. Maybe three to four inches in total. We got a few inches over night.But, no wind. It is warm today.

I hope you got a new set of boots. That hole would only get bigger.


13 Jan 11 - 07:26 PM (#3074042)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,DonMeixner

86.1 " of snow fall to date for this winter. 30" higher than average for central NY state. 121.8" of snow is average for a season. My thermometer says 16 F. More coming tonight and tomorrow.

Don


13 Jan 11 - 09:03 PM (#3074112)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

"When there is a long drought and then heavy rains causing floods- is there an impact on the drought? Do things green up and grow? Or does flooding strip the topsoil?"

The simple answer is "Depends".

While some areas right under the biggest flood flow force will have a degree of stripping, when the flow slows a bit, it starts to dump the spoil. As soon as the water clears, things green up - grass will grow several inches in a few days, especially with the sun out. So there may be patches of erosion among lush plant growth.

Drought will strip topsoil far more devastatingly, as there is nothing to hold the soil.

Millions of years of evolution here have caused plants and animals to cope - West Australia regularly runs 'Flower Tours' to show the regrowth after drought breaking rain - you would not believe the ravishing solid spread of intermixed color where a week before there was only dry sandy soil. Animals appear from apparently nowhere (where they all hide is still not really understood), especially small ones.

Kangaroos can have a joey at foot, one in the pouch, and one in the womb. When it rains, the one in the pouch is kicked out, she gives birth, then immediately breeds. The one in the womb can go into stasis for quite a while until conditions improve. I'm surprised that the RC Church has not adopted the roo as their emblem ...


13 Jan 11 - 09:06 PM (#3074114)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Slag

The weather here is pretty much the same as it has always been: Hot in the Summer, cold in the Winter, varialbe tending warm in the Spring and variable tending colder in the Fall. No sign of global warming, no indication that the next ice-age is on the way. Some Summers are hotter than others and some winters colder, some Springs and Falls are shorter than others, some longer. Some days set records for hot or cold, for wind, fog, total rainfall and ocasional snow.

The planet is fine, the axial tilt will insure the seasons will continue. This old world has survived astroidal and meteoric bambrdments, ice-ages, extended periods of volcanism on a global scale, overpopulations and hardly any life at all. The planet is fine but we human are what is in danger. We are in danger from ourselves and our selfishness and ignorance. If global warming is a fiction, so what? We need to live as though it were a fact because the human animal cannot survive long in its waste output. We need to become very intelligent about our actions and their consequences. We need to see that our lives are inextricably bound up in the environment as it is. Health to the environment is health to Mankind.


13 Jan 11 - 11:35 PM (#3074176)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Thanks, Robin.


14 Jan 11 - 03:52 AM (#3074223)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

"No sign of global warming"

Queensland's 'Salad Bowl' is now officially considered destroyed in the floods in the Lockyer Valley (where the 'inland tsunami' went thru). Dairying, growing plants in the ground, etc, will take up to a decade to get back to the capability that previously existed.

We have had several '1 in a 100 year critical events' in a few months here, there definitely has been a change/blip in the normal cycle of the last 250 years of documented occupation. The Brisbane River was forecast that 1974 was a 1 in 100 year e\vent, and the Wivenhoe was constructed to take the capacity - but we had twice the rain of 1974, so it was almost overtopped (it wasn't because it was managed properly), but it had to start releases before all the .

Those who wish to deny something will never learn - but it's a good idea to be prudent ...


29 Jan 11 - 02:08 PM (#3084791)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Was 2C and sunny for a while this afternoon. Two days ago, about 350mm of blowing snow, and for several days before that near -40WC (wind chill). We've only had several decent snowstorms and they didn't last long... a day and a half was the longest. We are doing very well so far this winter. I can still see over the snowbank on my front lawn. Only plugged the truck in a half dozen times. And spring is only 2 to 3 months away. >:-)


30 Jan 11 - 07:05 PM (#3085554)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

Perth has been tickled by a cyclone - they never normally get that far south! - and North Qld has been hit by a low level cyclone - not too much damage. But just behind it is a possible level 4 or 5 that will hit in a few days time.


30 Jan 11 - 07:32 PM (#3085569)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Weather has been decent, for winter, on the Atlantic Ocean side of Nova Scotia.


30 Jan 11 - 08:54 PM (#3085610)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

cyclone yasu now following in behind Anthony which crossed coast last night...


30 Jan 11 - 08:56 PM (#3085611)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

You can have some of ours Ed ... no problemo ... :-)


30 Jan 11 - 09:16 PM (#3085622)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

Sorry, should have been Yasi ...


30 Jan 11 - 10:50 PM (#3085647)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gurney

It prepissitated down on Friday, first night of the Auckland Folk Festival. Warmish, of course, it's the middle of Summer.
The rest of the festival was pretty reasonable.


My tent leaks a little.
The guy in the Mercedes campervan next door said that that thing leaked a bit, too. I was SOOOO sympathetic.


31 Jan 11 - 07:51 AM (#3085792)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

Winter has returned this morning with a severe frost in the South West UK. It is forecast to be pretty much the same tomorrow then getting wet and windy further into the week.


31 Jan 11 - 08:44 AM (#3085813)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

we're around 45 mins into Tuesday & it is 23.9˚C with 87% humidity

typical Sydney summer night in January/February

max. for Tuesday is predicted to be 36˚ here in the CBD near the harbour, and 41˚ way out west.

I had intended to stay indoors hiding from the heat & humidity but have a farewell lunch to attend so will do a spot of air-conditioned shopping afterwards! One of my former colleagues is finally joining me in retirement!

sandra


31 Jan 11 - 10:04 AM (#3085865)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

Sharing Patsy's weather in the south west of England. It's 2.58pm and -1 degree C. Looks bleak and grey, tho the cloud cover is only thin. There was still frost on top of the hedge at 10.30 this morning.

Sandra, I remember those unpleasant humid summer nights in Sydney, and I don't miss them at all. At least here we can be warm inside with the central heating, and turn it down a bit at night and be very comfortable. Of course we have to put on layers of clothes to go outside, which tends to keep us indoors a lot and can lead to feelings of cabin fever. I'm looking forward to when spring comes - my first spring on this side of the world!


31 Jan 11 - 10:38 AM (#3085883)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

We are getting -20C at night again... must be gonna snow in the next few days.


01 Feb 11 - 07:50 AM (#3086532)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

I confess that I sometimes get a little bit envious about other people's good weather. 'Unpleasant humid summer nights' are a very welcome thought at the moment.

The temperatures seems to be getting a bit milder here but lots of rain on the way.


01 Feb 11 - 10:00 AM (#3086595)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: SINSULL

Snow today - 3"; snow tomorrow - up to 20" sigh.
Tomorrow is Groundhog Day. Maybe Phil will have some good news for us.
SINS in Maine


01 Feb 11 - 11:39 AM (#3086654)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

Expecting freezing rain tonight in Wash DC area. We had a thin coating last night, but a lot more predicted for tonight. More limbs down & power outages, I suppose.


01 Feb 11 - 01:19 PM (#3086704)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

"Foreboding" would be the word in S.E. Michigan just now. It's darned cold; the web page says 19(f) just now, but it's so glum and breezy it feels colder. The prophets keep insisting that we're going to get buried alive starting within a few hours. The father-in-law has pled for us to come the 20 miles to his place before it hits, to be there if his generator needs started; not a good idea for him to negotiate the basement stairs and pull on the rope at his age.


01 Feb 11 - 01:30 PM (#3086711)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Heavy snow, very cold.


01 Feb 11 - 02:06 PM (#3086735)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

Bright and sunny..pink rhododendrons are blooming beautifully. mg


01 Feb 11 - 04:42 PM (#3086814)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

Yasi now a Cat 5. This one is gonna hurt ...

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/real-time/mosaic/images/xxmosaicir-s.GIF

And we have bushfires in NSW and Viv .... you may not believe it, but yesterday, it was 'raining on the rock', and we still have drought in some parts...


01 Feb 11 - 04:47 PM (#3086817)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Warm thoughts for your safety, Foolstroupe and other 'Catters living yonder in the path of the storm.


01 Feb 11 - 06:04 PM (#3086840)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

I'm halfway across the country, but we are expecting some sidelash - maybe some rain and a bit of light blow ...

It is now looking as being a cat 5 + (300 Kph winds and maybe stronger) when it hits Innisfail (about 100 years ago they had a big one with over 5 metres storm surge) and they are talking about cat 2 and cat 3 effects on nearby towns (in Aussie scales!) along the coast.

Willis Island is about to evacuate the 3 weather guys - it will pass over them RSN, and the auto instruments are expected to give interesting readings - till they break ... the effects are expected to last nearly 24 hours from when the wind starts, to fade off. Up to a metre total rainfall in many areas.


01 Feb 11 - 06:34 PM (#3086863)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Allen in Oz

In Sydney Australia it was 43 degrees C and boiling yesterday with predictions of even higher today

AD


01 Feb 11 - 10:30 PM (#3086949)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: olddude

My 18 month old nephew says it all
Little guy with shovel


01 Feb 11 - 11:10 PM (#3086966)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

And here I sit, complaining with neighbors and co-workers because we have actually endured some winter weather here in the Southeast USA this year, are having a bit of a warming spell, and the buds on the hydrangeas are swelling early and might get frostbit for it.

Remind me not to whine....


01 Feb 11 - 11:18 PM (#3086968)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Dorothy Parshall

Expecting a low of minus 15 C tonight, 15 cm of snow and 40-60 km winds tomorrow. It would be our first big blast here in Montreal. Guess I'll stay home. As long as I can get to the Cafe on Friday, I don't care what it does tomorrow.


02 Feb 11 - 12:53 AM (#3086994)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Unusually warm here- 42F and raining. It started out as a bit of snow this morning and developed into rain.

The cold storm that is about to sweep across the US reminds me of what we endured in Alaska a couple of weeks ago. Not so much snow bit heavy winds and zero temperatures. It was wicked, especially this building I live in is drafty and the furnace couldn't keep up. At least, the power didn't go out- we'd have had to vacate.

Watchng the developments with my heart in my mouth- stay safe and warm, everybody.

And in Australia, get the heck out of Dodge!


02 Feb 11 - 06:21 AM (#3087088)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Fooles Troupe

Authorities in NQ are now telling people it is too dangerous to move, and stay where they are and do the best they can with what they have.


02 Feb 11 - 08:08 AM (#3087158)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

latest on the northern Australian cyclone


02 Feb 11 - 09:25 AM (#3087216)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Snowpocalypse here, but holding those in Queensland in my thoughts.


02 Feb 11 - 10:38 AM (#3087262)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maire-aine

Got about six inches of snow with a two-foot drift down the driveway. Not nearly as bad as the 10-12 inches they predicted. But it's still snowing (here in SE Michigan). Thanks for good neighbors who helped shovel my front sidewalk.

Keeping Aussie friends in thoughts & prayers.

Mayranne


02 Feb 11 - 12:59 PM (#3087360)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

My neighbour is a carpenter. He is building a giant snowshoe that will measure 300 x 50 x 30 cubits.


02 Feb 11 - 01:08 PM (#3087364)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Could you please ask him to add a nice roomy space for us?
Sincerely,

Snow Woman of Maine


02 Feb 11 - 01:39 PM (#3087386)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,number 6

"What's the weather like where I am?"

shitty ... absolutely shitty.

biLL


02 Feb 11 - 08:28 PM (#3087607)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Charley Noble

The snowplow man couldn't make it through today in time to clear the driveway for Judy to nose back in. We've had over a foot of snow in Midcoast Maine and whiteouts on the Interstate made for treacherous driving. Eventually I shoveled out the head of the driveway, the huge bank of snow the town plow had left, and threaded Judy's car through the tunnel thus created. I'll have to take some photos tomorrow.

Most of the State offices were shut down today but Judy works for the Legislature and the person in charge thought they should all come in and twiddle their thumbs. They were finally released at noon time.

Down on the coast on mother's farm, she got about a foot and a half of new snow but fortunately pretty light stuff and this time around she didn't lose power. She's got a nice propane back-up generator which has gotten a lot of exercise this year. And when you're 93 years old, you need some back-up.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


03 Feb 11 - 11:01 AM (#3087891)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

It has been pleasant here with sunshine putting a smile on some faces. It is not bad here at all, hope the people in Queensland keep safe.


03 Feb 11 - 11:11 AM (#3087900)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Charley Noble

Here's a link to what Richmond, Maine, looked like early this morning after yesterday's blizzard: click here for PIXS

Now it's back to shoveling off the roofs before the ice dams flood the place out.

Charley Noble


03 Feb 11 - 01:58 PM (#3087999)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

TGFMLSB


03 Feb 11 - 01:59 PM (#3088002)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

Thank God For My Little Snow Blower.


03 Feb 11 - 02:01 PM (#3088005)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Gosh, I hope the Aussies are safe. Bad stuff!


03 Feb 11 - 02:04 PM (#3088006)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Like this.


04 Feb 11 - 07:50 AM (#3088492)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

Gawd, look at that snow and ice. how do you cope? meanwhile it's drippingly hot here in Syd.


04 Feb 11 - 10:37 AM (#3088573)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

"... drippingly hot here in Syd."

Gawd, how do you cope? I'll take the cold and snow over that any day.


04 Feb 11 - 10:39 AM (#3088574)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

I expect there may be a happy medium.


04 Feb 11 - 04:38 PM (#3088813)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maire-aine

Brilliant sunshine and 23F (-5C) degrees at 4pm. Oh, and about 12 inches of snow on the ground.

Maryanne


04 Feb 11 - 05:09 PM (#3088831)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

999... "I expect there may be a happy medium."

Well, I would like to know where this happy medium lives on accounta I ain't real happy with the weather here over the last half dozen years.


04 Feb 11 - 07:03 PM (#3088886)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Home 'O the Hardware Man has roof rakes back in stock... it was on the news last night. And, they are going fast. My neighbour borrowed my scoop today to clear his roof. He used a pusher type shovel a few weeks back and I offered him the scoop at that time. Apparently, his macho got left on the roof back then.


04 Feb 11 - 07:58 PM (#3088918)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Charley Noble

Doesn't look good with regard to ice jams in the gutters. Now that snow is beginning to melt the gutters are frozen solid and melt water in getting into the walls and even dripping through some of the ceilings. I was able to shovel off the lower roofs today but I'll have to wait till Sunday to try to shovel off the main house. We're expecting another six inches of snow late Saturday.

On the bright side, an old friend and I brought lunch to mother down on the farm, an amazing Greek style gourmet pizza, and while we were there I took some photos of the sculpturing the snow has done on some of the out buildings. It's a pretty amazing art form. Snow doesn't just pile up. It forms drifts, and cones, and rounds everything off in a graceful way.

Charley Noble


04 Feb 11 - 10:18 PM (#3088970)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

Snow sculptures - that sounds beautiful, Charlie. In the meantime, its 41 degrees in Syd (that's 105.8!!)..


05 Feb 11 - 05:32 AM (#3089061)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

41!!!! And here I was POd to read that we are getting another foot overnight and into Sunday with "rain over southern sections". I have a whack of heavy snow on my roof already so the rain concerns me. I hope the rain stays well south. But, I still wouldn't like 41C.


05 Feb 11 - 06:32 AM (#3089091)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

It's hot in Sydney, but that's all so far. tho with temperatures like this there's bound to be some bushfires somewhere.


05 Feb 11 - 01:45 PM (#3089303)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Speaking of hot, it's 4C and sunny here. A beautiful day. After 2km walking with Long Johns, sweatshirt, parka, scarf, two toques and heavy gloves I started to feel a sweat coming on. Last night, I even had a balaclva and heavy boots on and near froze.


05 Feb 11 - 05:13 PM (#3089429)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Heavy snow with a southerly flow.


05 Feb 11 - 07:30 PM (#3089490)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Sunny and warm today. This week's snow is melting and rain is in the weather outlook for tomorrow.

I was in Montreal last Tuesday to Friday. It was really nasty weather. It's amazing to me how few die on the winter roads in Quebec, given they drive mostly the same in harsh winter conditions, as if it were summer.


05 Feb 11 - 08:02 PM (#3089503)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maire-aine

More snow snuck in on us today. About 5-inches with a 10-inch drift in the driveway. No warning at all from the weather gurus. The forecast I heard at 9am said "about 1 inch". My poor snowblower has worked harder this one week than it did all last year. Seems to have stopped for now.


05 Feb 11 - 08:24 PM (#3089511)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Charley Noble

Here's the latest link to how Robinhood Farm looked after the latest snow storm: click here for transport

There really some nice snow sculpture created including some barns a la mode.

It's the last 7 images which are from the Farm.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


05 Feb 11 - 08:30 PM (#3089513)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

That's beautiful Charlie. Meanwhile, yesterday it was 41.5 degrees (105 degrees), last night in Sydney was our hottest night on record, following our longest heatwave. It was 33.2 degrees at midnight, following a record-breaking seven days of temperatures over 30 degrees, a feat never before seen in 150 years of records of Sydney weather.

(while we've had hotter days in Sydney, we haven't had such a long heatwave).


05 Feb 11 - 10:46 PM (#3089557)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jeri

It snowed earlier, then it turned to rain. Now, thunder and lightening have been added. I'm going to bed.


06 Feb 11 - 03:04 AM (#3089614)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gecko

Tropical Cyclone Yasi just ripped it's devastating way through Cairns and Far North Queensland and caused great damage though, fortunately, we were spared the full force of the cyclone here in Cairns as it veered off the predicted course during the last hours before landfall. Most of us lost powe (plus a few trees) for a few days but doesn't it make you appreciate the luxury of something we don't usually even notice - just a flick the switch and bingo! We are now back to hot and sticky monsoonal weather after three days of electric storms as the cyclonic low moved further south.
YIU
gecko


06 Feb 11 - 06:13 AM (#3089665)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

It's great to hear from you Gecko - what you've been through! Sticky heat probably never felt so good :-)


06 Feb 11 - 06:28 AM (#3089667)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I just moved 6" of heavy, sticky snow from the doorways and the truck. Sleet, freezing rain and 6" of snow to come before noon. And I am happy as a clam after hearing the stories from Oz... hope youse all fair out okay.


06 Feb 11 - 08:48 AM (#3089730)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

Typical grey winters day here in Somerset, but not as cold as it was before. 10 degrees C right now - positively balmy compared with the cold snap we had before Christmas and again about a week ago.


07 Feb 11 - 12:51 AM (#3090205)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

..snow.. grey winters.. at last we've had a cool change. It's 22 :-)


07 Feb 11 - 08:30 AM (#3090357)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Charley Noble

Yesterday it warmed up to 40 F and I managed to get up on the hipped roof and shovel off a three foot perimeter, hoping to thaw out the gutters. We've got some major ice dams up there and there's no other way to deal with them. I was tempted to break them up with an ax but thought better of that! Today I might try sprinkling salt if the melt water hasn't found its own way out.

My lower back has earned some quality time soaking in the tub.

More snow and colder weather tomorrow.

Charley Noble, in Maine


07 Feb 11 - 07:33 PM (#3090784)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

The sun poked through a few times today, in between the clouds. It's still a few degrees above zero, so not too bad. Some of my pot plants out in the greenhouse are showing signs of coming to life. I'm really looking forward to my first spring in England! We started to prepare for that today by buying some things from the hugest garden centre I've ever seen, near Taunton. We've bought a heated propagating thingy that we can grow seedlings in so that we can get a head start on growing our veggies, a long hose, and some other bits and pieces.

There are so many grey days and not many sunny ones, that I really feel happier when I do see the sun. What a difference from the way things have been in Sydney lately, with the heatwave! Glad you have a cool change now, freda. I don't like having to cope with that kind of heat. If only it could all be evened out around the world - not possible of course.


08 Feb 11 - 07:51 AM (#3091053)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

We've had over 2.5m of snow. Thank goodness it didn't start until just before Christmas... it could have started two months earlier. Another 10 to 20cm has begun.

Two roof collapses recently have brought in lads with ladders and shovels from all over the countryside knocking on doors. My neighbour shovelled his twice.


08 Feb 11 - 10:12 AM (#3091126)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke

On the coast of Dorset - England - just to the left of the little triangular island.

This morning there was fog - now the sky is clear and the air just slightly crisp but so invigorating - just breathing is like drinking a dry peach wine with bubbles.

I have been out in the garden looking at the new leaves just emerging on the more adventurous plants, and I had a bounce on the trampoline.

It has been cloudy and a bit windy recently, so it is nice to see the sun. We do get a bit of weather, but the climate is changing so we get less and less Winter. Good for ripening the grapes.

Anne Croucher


08 Feb 11 - 10:34 AM (#3091136)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

It was foggy this morning but transformed into a really lovely day. Spring is on the way.


08 Feb 11 - 01:46 PM (#3091210)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST

`What's the weather like where you are?`

Just wonderful!!


08 Feb 11 - 04:16 PM (#3091305)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

Snow, blowing snow, drifting snow and





da da






more snow.


08 Feb 11 - 04:38 PM (#3091320)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

What 999 said, in three part harmony.

Maeve


08 Feb 11 - 06:14 PM (#3091393)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

great..flowers starting to bloom..saw jonquils this morning..pink rhodies in full bloom and fuschia ones almost there. Cloudless sunny skies. This is the cloudiest place in U.S. though I just read. Not a lot of sun and near constant wind...

Not a good economy but if you have retirement income and good health a good place to retire. mg


08 Feb 11 - 06:24 PM (#3091403)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jeri

What 999 said, in three part harmony, with a marching band and baton twirlers. Oh yeah--pantyhose on my roof holding ice melt stuff. I used some black ones I'll never fit into again. The fishnets didn't work so well.


08 Feb 11 - 06:35 PM (#3091412)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Jeri... The fishnets didn't work so well.

You didn`t use salt codÉ

Grrrr... keyboard is messed up againÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ


08 Feb 11 - 07:13 PM (#3091429)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JohnInKansas

The previous snow storm that buried the eastern half of the US a week or so ago pretty much missed us in Wichita KS US, with only a couple of inches here. Winds during that snowfall were high (~40 mph while it was coming down) so our accumulation then was "6 inches wide" on the sides of obstructions. Roads aligned with the wind direction didn't even need plowing, although crosswise ones had "nothing to feet" of drifts.

After about a week of "there's another one coming but it probably will miss us" we've had an overnight 5 or 6 inches (visual estimate in my neighborhood) and the predictions have suddenly changed to "6 to 12 inches" locally and up to "feet" nearby toward the east and southeast.

Temps during the past week have been a little lower than normal, but "zoomed up to 40F" (4.4C) yesterday afternoon. This afternoon the high temp was about 0F (-18C) but the wind is again (intermittently) strong, and reported current wind chill at -20F (-29C).

I can see through the small hole where the snow isn't plastered on the front window that the trash/recycling pickup has been on schedule (and that the driver didn't get down to shut the lid on one of the carts like he usually does); but I'll have to go out the back and walk around to shovel the two foot drift blocking the front door before we'll be able to get out normally. Weather maps on TV now show two additional bands of (what we call here) "heavy snow" approaching, so I think I'll wait until they pass before reassessing the situation. If the wind changes direction it may all blow away, and we don't have anyplace we need to go for the next few days.

John


08 Feb 11 - 07:21 PM (#3091437)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

There are many similarities between JiKs weather in Wichita, where I used to live, and the DC suburbs where I am now. We don't usually get major snows. We had one very wet, cold day on Sat., but some chilly but sunny days since...and a week or two more of decent clear days predicted! It won't be 'warm', but no nastiness in sight.

I sure hope it eases for everyone else... whether they need heat or cool.


08 Feb 11 - 08:26 PM (#3091479)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JohnInKansas

The biggest difference between my part of Kansas and most of the east coast is that in six years spent in Boston I only heard thunder ONCE.

(It definitely frightened the local neighbors, many of whom didn't know what it was. The "media" had to explain - extensively.)

John


08 Feb 11 - 10:20 PM (#3091517)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

Indeed~! We had thunder the other day, and it was a bit like being home in Kansas... that plus WIND... today we had wind warnings on my weather program until noon, and what we got would be considered 'average' days in Wichita, which at one time was on of the top 10 windy cities. (well, that was 40 years ago :>) I don't know about these days.)


09 Feb 11 - 03:30 PM (#3091986)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

Wasn't aware you were from Kansas, Bill. Just by chance, did you ever meet Dorothy?


09 Feb 11 - 04:09 PM (#3092006)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

Dorothy? No... but I could introduce you to a couple of wicked witches....and several yappy little dogs.


16 Feb 11 - 03:23 PM (#3096667)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Next person that asks, "Enough snow for ya yet?" gets a shovel upside the head and then up...


17 Feb 11 - 02:57 PM (#3097382)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

5C, sunny and breezey! In mid February! My windows are open... fresh air! I can hear the drip, drip, drip of the snow melting.... die you bastards, DIE!


17 Feb 11 - 10:24 PM (#3097646)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bob Landry

Maiulny clear skiers and -21 celcius (pushing-10 farenheit). Tolerable!


18 Feb 11 - 11:12 AM (#3097989)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

The weather is definitely getting warmer here. I think the Groundhogs were right this time!!!


18 Feb 11 - 11:41 AM (#3098009)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

3 days of sunny & balmy..... It's still Feb! Watch out!


18 Feb 11 - 12:54 PM (#3098074)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

it is snowing big fat blobs


18 Feb 11 - 01:08 PM (#3098090)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Snow, mixed precip, freezing rain, and now rain... which will reverse order near dusk.

Which actually isn't a bad thing on accounta I had my roof shovelled off and I had to make a ramp up to the front door and clear clear a metre of snow from the front door... that crystalized stuff that's hard to stick a shovel blade into.


18 Feb 11 - 05:34 PM (#3098266)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Just rain


19 Feb 11 - 02:52 PM (#3098659)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Goose Gander

In between rain storms, a new one's moving in right now.


19 Feb 11 - 07:34 PM (#3098776)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

Vicious winds buffeted this locality all last night...moderating today as the day went on. A lot of small stuff came down from the trees, along with a bit of blowing snow.

The Groundhog has locked his front door and won't answer the doorbell.


20 Feb 11 - 02:59 PM (#3099222)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

In Juneau, Alaska we just got out of a winter storm warning situation that brought us about a foot of snow but the temperature is just at freezing so it probably won't last long. Very pretty though.

We've had a mild winter, except for when it wasn't. A couple of times it was brutal- high winds, low temperatures and slicing snow. This time it started out that way but the winds died and it became lovely.


21 Feb 11 - 10:49 AM (#3099734)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maire-aine

We (SE Michigan) got about 10" of snow (drifts to twice that) overnight. Just finished digging out my driveway/sidewalk. Frogprince, how much did you get?

Maryanne


21 Feb 11 - 12:34 PM (#3099788)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

Bright, sunny, and cold out there. A nice day to look at the scenery. The Groundhog expresses cautious optimism about the approach of Spring.


21 Feb 11 - 07:31 PM (#3100023)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

77°F here last Thurs...35° and preparing for snow tonight, and predicted down to 18°F tomorrow night.

sheesh! What an... interesting... Winter.


21 Feb 11 - 10:34 PM (#3100094)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,pattyClink

78 was the high today, lovely weather all week.

This morning the first daffodil bloomed!


22 Feb 11 - 09:31 AM (#3100307)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Hey Art... make sure ya keep yer roof clear a snow eh!


23 Feb 11 - 08:31 AM (#3101084)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

I was in Salisbury over the weekend and it was quite dry with glimpses of sun but chilly. Back here in Bristol the temperatures are starting to climb to double figures but dull damp grey. It has been a weird Winter rather than interesting, plummeting to cold temperatures and then 13-15 degrees in the early hours and then plummeting again. My Isle of Wight friend has reported the same kind of temperature changes on the Island, one minute shivering and the next breaking out in a sweat.


25 Feb 11 - 02:09 PM (#3102722)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Snowing again. 35cm and 90kph gusts.

That pic two posts ago... the lads were shovelling out the soil stacks, laundry vents and exhaust fan vents so they'll be at it again on Monday.


25 Feb 11 - 02:38 PM (#3102736)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: pdq

Predicted to be the coldest day this season in the sagebrush desert.

Tonight may get down to 0o F and tomorrow just 23o F high.

We had a freak cold spell in early November with one day of 5o F low and 28o F high.


26 Feb 11 - 09:58 AM (#3103004)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Cool pic.


27 Feb 11 - 02:28 AM (#3103400)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,open mike

had snow for a few days..got 10-12 inches..
power is out and phones are intermittant at best.
i have been away from home for several
days...I had several gigs...
babgysitting 2 year old grandson
playing at 2 birthday parties and
helping to shear sheep...
i am not looking forward to
being back home with no electric,and no pnone.
with no power, the pump is also out, so no water either.
with no wood stove, there will be no heat
i heat with propane, but the heater requires
electricity ... so life will be miserable
without power...

back when i used to live in a cabin with a wood stove,
gravity flow water, and wood burning water heater,
power outages did not bother me...the only fear
was spoiled food when the fridge and freezer were
without power...but i could still cook, bathe, and keep warm without
needing electricity....

not so any more in my motor home....

the highway was closed due to multiple jack-knifed big rigs

and the dirt road into my place may not be cleared yet,
although the high way and the county road have rbeen plowed,
so i hear. since the fire 3 years ago there are still standing
dead trees, and many were toppled by the weight of the snow.

this was the cause of some of the downed power and phone lines.
i will try to return home tomorrow when the temps get above
freezing...i do not want to try to drive the steep mountain
roads when it is below freezing.

..will send update when I make my way back home...
i am about 20 miles away now at my daughter and son-in-law's house.


27 Feb 11 - 09:49 PM (#3103966)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

In Juneau Alaska we're back in the bitter stuff. High winds- 84 mph has been the highest clocked so far, I think - but it has been mighty gusty the last two or three days. Temperature around 10F today- with the wind chill you might say it is cool. This drafty old building is chilling now- it took awhile to permeate the walls, I guess.   This is forecast to last until Tuesday morning - earlier they had said *Monday* morning, so who knows.

My little Chinese Crested Hairless dog is wearing 1 and 1/2 sweaters, a coat and a 'robe' pinned around his neck. He looks like Yul Brynner swooping around in The King and I.


27 Feb 11 - 11:18 PM (#3103990)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Whereas here in north central North Carolina, spring has sprung - early and dry. Some fairly wild temperature fluctuations, but all mild compared to many other places. High tomorrow 80F, high Tuesday is predicted to be 55F. That sort of thing has been the pattern for the past few weeks. Has been a weird winter. Colder average temps and more frozen precipitation, but much lower precipitation over-all, and no periods of what for us is extreme cold. And now a much warmer and drier February than is typical, in spite of significant fluctuation in temps.


28 Feb 11 - 12:02 AM (#3103996)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: KT

Those chilly winds are unceasing! Sounds like a freight train is tearing around the house!


28 Feb 11 - 01:07 AM (#3104007)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Oh, and KT, two people have told me that the news tonight said it will be like this the rest of the week. Sounds like December - or was it January? - all over again.


28 Feb 11 - 08:15 AM (#3104162)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

The wind is a bit chilly here in Bristol now and grey clouds with a few spots of rain but the odd glimpse of sun. For the last day in February it's ok compared to last year's snow which seemed to go on and on.


28 Feb 11 - 08:41 AM (#3104178)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Snow snow snow snow snow. Wind. Ice. Snow.


28 Feb 11 - 11:36 AM (#3104283)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Maeve, my troubles pale alongside yours! Although this is a drafty old building with insufficient heat, I have four floors to roam around in, and as the manager, plenty of work to do.

Where the advantage is on your side, not on mine, is the bright world Spring will bring you. Chin up- it will come.


28 Feb 11 - 01:02 PM (#3104343)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Take a wild guess. Gowan.

Glad I got the rooves shovelled off when I did. I put a couple of pics of Mum and me standing in our front room windows on Saturday on my Flickr page.


04 Mar 11 - 01:21 PM (#3106962)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

This winter, it seems like there's...


04 Mar 11 - 03:01 PM (#3107022)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bettynh

Well, we're above freezing again at least. Time to make maple sugar around here.


13 Mar 11 - 02:53 PM (#3113017)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

SPRING has SPRUNG! I was just outside and heard the first true sound of spring... a motorcycle!

Suppose to snow tonight tho...


13 Mar 11 - 08:36 PM (#3113180)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

very windy and rainy this morning but now it is sunny sort of and windy. The wind blows so much here it blows the rainclouds away sometimes. I am very grateful that for the tsumani evacuation we had very reasonable weather..I walked 4 miles with a pack and even with raingear would have been drenched..a number of teens came to evacuation center wearing only shorts..hopefully they had other stuff in cars. mg


13 Mar 11 - 08:46 PM (#3113188)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

1st day of daylight savings, and wonderful (a wee mite cool, but sunny) weather! Everyone was out (Sunday) chopping up fallen branches & filling bags & barrels for tomorrow's recycling collection. I will have several weeks to get caught up. I wish I had invested in a chipper 20 years ago.
Still, the early bloomers are showing their noses and if I work fast, I can get ahead of some of the weeds and ivy that is hard to even get to if I wait till May......


13 Mar 11 - 09:31 PM (#3113207)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

Snow and ice around, but the river's breaking up. Saw about 1200 snow geese returning, and they pretty much indicate that spring is soon to arrive. If geese are too high up to see markings, you can tell the difference anyway because Canadian geese fly in V formations, and you can see a point to the V. Snow geese look like a boomerang or the top half of a letter O cut in two.


13 Mar 11 - 09:37 PM (#3113212)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jeri

The geese were less pointy?

I can see grass, and the seasonal run-off streamlet in back is running off. It was still cold, but there were men out wearing shorts and T-shirts.


14 Mar 11 - 09:23 AM (#3113446)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

It was a crisp frost this morning but really pleasant with pretty sunshine. The sun is shining, everyone is smiling hope it stays like this for just a little bit longer.


15 Mar 11 - 08:57 AM (#3114093)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

Beautiful sunny and warm, hurray the thermals can come off.


15 Mar 11 - 09:50 AM (#3114126)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Mum can see out her front room window. The snow is down by about a metre.


16 Mar 11 - 01:50 AM (#3114733)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity

Spring is creeping in, and telling the cold, that its days are numbered...........till winter sulks for a few months, then gets even.

GfS


11 Apr 11 - 09:08 PM (#3133391)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

9 days ago... snowstorm... about 8". At the moment, thunderstorm.

I am pissed at Mum Nature. She need some good drugs to chill out man.


12 Apr 11 - 03:45 AM (#3133516)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Tonight began our Alaska Folk Festival. From midApril to the end of June is typically our driest, brightest weather. There have been years when people with their instruments gathered in parks and street corners and played and sang.

Not today, for sure. It started with snow and ended with drippy rain and chilly temperatures.

Who knows what tomorrow will bring.


16 Apr 11 - 05:51 PM (#3136555)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

The storm that has been causing havoc throughout the south made for a tense morning and afternoon - the weather radio was blaring alert after alert as the squall line moved through - and a boring 10 minutes huddled in the hallway during a warning for a tornado that missed me by a good 6 miles. Eastern North Carolina is getting battered right now. Reports are still preliminary but sounds like there will be some significant damage here and there from Raleigh east.

It was really quite something. The fastest moving and most intense squall line I've experienced since moving to NC 26 years ago. I'm fine.   Got 1 3/4 inches of rain in one 15 minute period, and then the whole thing had moved on.


16 Apr 11 - 06:57 PM (#3136590)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Dark and drear again in Calgary. Light snow. About nine inches here last weekend, a foot more added at my daughter's place bordering Kananaskis Park, she has to use the big diesel truck to get feed to the horses.

Over 450 cm base at the Fernie Ski area, B. C, on the mountain back of my younger son's place.

Spring might come sometime in May. If we're lucky.


16 Apr 11 - 07:36 PM (#3136612)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Gosh... I am lucky here in Moncton. It's good weather compared to youse, Take care eh.


17 Apr 11 - 04:02 PM (#3136984)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

That's some nasty stuff down south. Saw the damage on the TV. frightening. 37 dead. Stay safe Janie.


17 Apr 11 - 04:16 PM (#3136996)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

Beautiful spring day like we should have had in February. Yesterday was freezing and windy, like January, but today is sunny and breezy. Probably 50 degrees. Yesterday must have been in low 30s, or at least felt that way. mg


18 Apr 11 - 04:22 PM (#3137650)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,hg

82 and sunny in North Florida. The spring blooms are waning, with coral honeysuckle, jasmine and knockout roses holding steady. Crape myrtle will be coming into bloom next, the blueberries are ripening, and the figs are starting to grow just a tiny bit. I've picked romaine and bibb lettuce and tomatoes are ripening....


18 Apr 11 - 04:30 PM (#3137659)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

hg... if I knew ya better I'd have harsh words... >;-)

Just as I was getting ready to take Mum to the eye doc... savage wind, rain, snow, hail... she was distressed.

82F and spring blooms are waning... it just ani't FAIR I say!


18 Apr 11 - 04:51 PM (#3137678)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

**pedant alert**

'crepe' myrtle.

**end pedant alert**

Alternating days of lovely Spring and nasty rain here in the general DC area.


19 Apr 11 - 12:55 AM (#3137943)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Partly sunny and 81 F today.

"Hallelujah, the great storm is over."


19 Apr 11 - 04:13 PM (#3138420)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Lovely! Sunny, 10C, a bit windy. Tomorrow... 10-15cm of ice pellets and snow. Spring in The Maritimes eh.


19 Apr 11 - 11:56 PM (#3138663)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,hg

You're incorrect Mr. Day. It's proper spelled crapemrytle as well.


20 Apr 11 - 03:16 AM (#3138735)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

By UK standards it was roasting yesterday and it seems to have been the longest spell of decent weather we have had in a while. It is forecast to be good over the Easter weekend so good for Easter Egg hunts.


20 Apr 11 - 07:00 AM (#3138850)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO

This is my first spring in England, and I've been told that the weather is quite exceptional for this time of year - day after day of sun, increasingly warm temperatures, stretching on as far as one can see over Easter! I'm loving it, and my garden is loving it too!

However we'll get a dose of the cold when we spend Easter in Aberdeen - well, colder than it is here in Somerset anyway. There is so little rain around, that we have had to make arrangements with a neighbour to come in and water things while we are gone.

It's interesting - we had the snow and freezing fog in winter earlier than usual, and now spring has sprung with a vengeance with nary a sign of the occasional frost that usually plagues this place in April. Looks like summer will be early too. It almost feels like summer already with temps regularly reaching 20 degrees or higher!


20 Apr 11 - 03:33 PM (#3139173)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Snow, wet snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain at the moment. But little wind so I like it. I can take any kinda weather, except heat and humidity, without wind.


25 Apr 11 - 03:12 PM (#3142152)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Slight change from 5 days ago. 22C, sun, no wind. I almost got a sunburn in a half hour (Irish eh.)


19 May 11 - 05:28 PM (#3157201)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

A month ago, snow. At the moment I am sweating after mowing lawns and swatting skeeters... 25C and humid. WTF did my forefathers land here?


19 May 11 - 05:41 PM (#3157206)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Rain, rain, rain.


19 May 11 - 09:57 PM (#3157326)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

Absolutely incredibly perfect..probably 70 degrees, light breeze and sunny. Very rare weather for this area. mg


31 May 11 - 09:57 PM (#3163439)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

Pouring rain, thunder booming, warning of possible damaging wind. Beautiful earlier today other than kinda hot, upper 90's. We had a little adventure on Monday, though. Packed up the tent and went to go camping at a resort just southeast of Battle Creek. By the time we got there, things looked threatening enough that we took a lodge room instead of tenting. Just as well. We were in the indoor pool in mid afternoon when we got a tornado warning. Everyone got into the clubhouse johns, and we listened to a few minutes of nice loud roar.
No one hurt, and little or no damage to the clubhouse, but trees uprooted or snapped off all over the grounds including within a few feet of the clubhouse, tents ripped up, at least one camper turned over. Taped off areas with power lines down in a snarl. The weather on Monday was beautiful, but we had to find our way into the lodge and around in our room with a flashlight after dark.


01 Jun 11 - 01:11 AM (#3163522)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Hot. In Juneau, Alaska, 75 is hot.


01 Jun 11 - 09:05 AM (#3163679)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

its been between 99 and 95 for the last 3 days.

Its a lot cooler than the Indus river basin in Pakistan that was a hot 128 F.

Moscow last year was 14 degrees above normal.
They lost 40% of their grain harvest to heat.

You don't think that things are getting warmer lately do you?


01 Jun 11 - 09:22 AM (#3163690)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: pdq

For Saturday the 28th of May, we had a high of 51 F and a low of 27 F. Sunday was a high of 59 and another veggie-killing frost. The forecast for the next 7 days suggests the mid-to-upper 60s again.

Normal high in the sagebrush desert this time of year would be upper 70s, at least 25 degress warmer than it was Saturday.


01 Jun 11 - 11:22 AM (#3163744)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Fierce thunderstorm, complete with quarter size hail thumping down on the camper roof and skylights.


01 Jun 11 - 02:13 PM (#3163831)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

...followed now by a tornado watch. 30% chance, so if one shows up for afternoon tea we'll take shelter in the yurt or yurt basement rather than the camper.


01 Jun 11 - 04:58 PM (#3163904)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

A multi-vortex tornado (thought to be EF-1) is now about 10 miles east of Springfield, Massachusetts, crossing the Connecticut River, over Rt. 91 on its way toward Sturbridge, Boston, New Hampshire, and Maine. It seems to be traveling at a velocity of 85 miles per hour.

There are reports of trees down and roofs (rooves for gnu)off. Traffic in the area is at rush hour levels.

Anyone in that general path please hunker down, take cover, be wise.

Maeve


01 Jun 11 - 06:36 PM (#3163935)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Now thought to have been an EF-3 tornado cruising through Springfield, MA. Appears to have traveled a 17 mile wide, through Springfield with much building and tree damage. It ran straight into Sturbridge, but we haven't seen any reports regarding the damage there.

A second, possibly weaker tornado came through Chicopee, a bit northwest of Springfield, now moving just north of Springfield toward Wilberham. Major damage is being reported in several Massachusetts towns.

Here in Midcoast Maine we've had some severe thunderstorms with an estimated 11,000 lightning strikes and hail from 2 1/2" up to the size of a baseball. At the moment we have sunshine; after several strong storms including heavy rain, strong winds, hail, lightning and thunder. Birds swooped back to our feeders as the winds died down, and tree toads and peepers, restarted their evening chorus.


01 Jun 11 - 06:44 PM (#3163943)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Gee... are twisters like that common or rare?


01 Jun 11 - 06:55 PM (#3163947)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

We don't see them very often, gnu, but they do occasionally arrive in New England states as well as the Midwestern states.


01 Jun 11 - 07:32 PM (#3163955)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: katlaughing

I've been following the tornadoes in New England, on the weather channel. Thinking of all the folks I know back there, many Mudcatters, and some family. I hope all stay safe. The basement of the yurt sounds like a very good place to be, maeve.:-)


02 Jun 11 - 04:13 PM (#3164341)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Well, the tornado warnings certainly got our attention, but all we got was thunder-and-lightning (of a strength that certainly got our attention) and wee little hail pellets. My daughter lives closer to Springfield, MA (in Northampton, Kat!) and was sent home early on her first day of work because the city ordered all non-essential workers of all professions to seek shelter!
...she lives in a 3d floor walkup but managed to locate the basement (it's a new-to-her rental). Noho was spared, but several other towns were slammed.

There are some mighty impressive videos. My connection is wonky right now but lots are on youtube- or "google" springfield ma tornado and you can see it in action!

My heart is with all those affected.


02 Jun 11 - 04:14 PM (#3164342)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Allison, can you tell whether much was damaged at Sturbridge Village? Thank goodness your daughter- and you & Hunt- are safe!


02 Jun 11 - 10:30 PM (#3164507)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Even in the Piedmont of North Carolina, it ain't "supposed" to be in the upper 90's the first week of June with no real relief in sight.

Shaping up to be a long, hot summer. Hope it includes rain.


03 Jun 11 - 04:12 AM (#3164587)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

It was beautiful and very warm yesterday and today is going to be more of the same, sunshine and very warm. The local farmers in the West (UK) are becoming concerned over the lack of significant rainfall and reporting very dry fields due to the driest spring months on record.


03 Jun 11 - 08:22 AM (#3164674)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Maeve, from what I understand the buildings at Old Sturbridge Village were not damaged at all. More info here.


03 Jun 11 - 08:28 AM (#3164678)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

That's good. Thanks, Allison.


03 Jun 11 - 10:50 PM (#3164993)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: katlaughing

I am so glad to hear that about Old Sturbridge. Our family loved going there. Thanks Allison. Glad you are all safe, too. I wondered about Noho as I heard they'd included Hampshire County in the warnings. That's neat your daughter is living there now! My Rog used to work in Westfield and we often went to Springfield. Never would have a dreamed a tornado would hit there some day.


04 Jun 11 - 05:16 PM (#3165294)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

HAD to run the furnace today... several days after the ACs were on.


04 Jun 11 - 05:23 PM (#3165297)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Wilfried Schaum

Thunderstorm with heavy rainfall after a hot day in the middle of Germany. Had to wear my toppee.


05 Jun 11 - 12:10 AM (#3165355)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

totally perfect, which is rare here. sunny and breezy. mg


05 Jun 11 - 10:34 PM (#3165740)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,pattyClink

81 degrees F at 9:30 p.m.   Which should tell you how much of a blazer the daylight hours were. It's hunker-down time for a week of this. On the bright side, the blueberries don't seem to mind.


22 Jun 11 - 07:43 AM (#3174433)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have never heard such moanin and groanin in my life on the first day of summer. Everywhere I went yesterday... Enjoying summer? Are we gonna have summer this year? I've never seen anything like this. Etc, etc, etc.

Max temp yesterday was 14.7 and I AM LOVIN IT! Sure better than last year when we went from winter to summer in an hour and it was nasty hot and humid (for what I am used to, of course) well into the fall.

>:-D


22 Jun 11 - 02:01 PM (#3174659)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Little Hawk

The weather? As Shane says, "It keeps flippin' changin'!"

But I bet if it stayed exactly the same, he'd complain about that too. ;-)

On the whole, it's been pretty good. But cooler than average this summer.


23 Jun 11 - 03:19 AM (#3175018)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

We just finished the third day of perfection: Temp right at 70F, light breeze, bright sun- enough to make me seek the shady side of the street- people lying in the sun, sleeping on the grass.

Very confusing to our cruiseship touri- people with their heavy jackets tied around their hips, hair tied back off the neck. This is not the kind of weather they were warned against.

If our weather was like this half the time, we'd have a million people trying to live here. So thanks be that we don't...


23 Jun 11 - 06:15 AM (#3175091)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

So far in Bristol June has given us the April showers we were supposed to have had back then. One minute it's sunny the next it's a downpour so much for scaremongers here who predicted a drought. But then again Glastonbury is coming and you can't have a fest without the mud.


23 Jun 11 - 04:10 PM (#3175354)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Me and my big mouth... it's too hot and it ain't even hot yet.


23 Jun 11 - 06:06 PM (#3175423)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

Stubbs Nuclear power plant is 2 feet underwater but mostly dry due to a massive inflatable rubber ring. It was put offline but for some reason the monitors have just started to fail.

The US floods are claiming more than farmland despite our best efforts to open spill ways and double up levees.


03 Jul 11 - 07:27 AM (#3180629)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JohnInKansas

A new record for the 02 July date appeared for Phoenix Arizona yesterday: 118 F (47.8 C). The report at msnbc pictured people at the town jail - the "Tent City Jail" - trying to keep cool under the canvas.

Of course there will likely be a few warmer days there next month, as it's still early in the summer season.

My town (Wichita KS) has bent the record for "consecutive days above 100F in July," currently reporting it as 13 days straight in the nearby counties, with another few expected before the string breaks off for a couple of days; but we've had a (rather sparse) sprinkle or two to take the edge off the heat.

The "real record" for consecutive >100F day stretches in Wichita was in August a few years ago, when I believe we ran something like 42 days in a row. I recall helping a few old ladies (mostly 20-somethings, I suppose' but I was only about 17 then so they looked pretty "mature") across the street because the asphalt pavement got so soft it sucked their shoes off. (I picked a small one to carry, but a couple of other "leaners" needed help prying their shoes out.)

John


03 Jul 11 - 01:03 PM (#3180754)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

But I hear it's a dry heat, John.

Even so, I would perish in such heat.


03 Jul 11 - 10:24 PM (#3181031)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Well, we don't curently have much heat here in Juneau, Alaska. Today it's been in the low 50sF and tomorrow is forecast to have a high of 59. With rain. It may be a soppy parade.

We always have our Independence Day fireworks at midnight the previous night (At midnight it's as dark as it's gonna get) but most likely the clouds will affect the spectacle. They are hanging pretty low.

A number of Juneau musicians are not in town- in Colorado, Tennessee and Washington State - and I imagine they will feel summer heat tomorrow.


04 Jul 11 - 04:50 PM (#3181441)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Well, I'll be kicked! As my father used to say.

Turns out that we had beautiful weather for the parade (just ended), sunny, a little breezy, no rain. Don't know what will happen the rest of the day; showers are forecast. The only times I've ever gotten sunburnt in Juneau was on July 4ths- could happen again, I guess.

And last night's fireworks went off fine. The spokesman was quoted as saying that they prefer clouds at about the 1500 foot level, (which is what we had) that it makes the sky darker so the bursts are brighter, and also because a cloud cover holds the blasts better so they are louder.

So I guess it is the best of all possible worlds. :)


04 Jul 11 - 05:28 PM (#3181456)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Absolutely perfect here in NH, USA. One of the first days above 80F (and only just). The humidity of the morning burned off and it has been a sparkling day with a few passing clouds. We've had our day of summer!


14 Jul 11 - 05:27 AM (#3187265)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Moncton, NB, Canada : 8.7C at 6:30AM! High of 18C today. Yesterday, 16C and a stiff breeze!

And I am lovin it! For today... back to 30C stuff tomorrow. Has only been too hot 4 or 5 days so far and THAT is unusual.


14 Jul 11 - 01:30 PM (#3187571)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JohnInKansas

A day or two ago, local reports were that the 116F (46.7C) at Hutchinson KS - about 50 miles west from us, was the "highest in the nation."

Wichita reports 20 days of >100F daily highs in June, which is a bit more than usual for that early in the warm season, and those were not all strictly consecutive. (A couple of 98s crept in.)

Forecast is for another week of mostly similar, depending on w-i-d-e-l-y s-c-a-t-t-e-r-e-d cloudiness. It sounds like the weather radar is showing 10 or 11 droplets floating over Kansas, but they can't predict where (or if) they'll fall.

Last night's local TV had a picture sent in by a local resident showing that the (structural plastic?) post holding up a mailbox had melted and bent about 90 degrees off plumb. (All that bulk mail advertising probably contributed?)

(Ours is on a wooden post, but I haven't seen any indication of combustion - yet. Maybe I should go out an wet it down?)

John


14 Jul 11 - 01:45 PM (#3187580)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Holy moly!

Me, my arthritic fingers are locking up. It's cold here! 16C and windy. NEVER seen a July (even tho it's only a few days) like this. But better than last summer which was hot like I have never seen (felt? I am not a spring chicken) it before.

JiK... better you than I. I can put on a sweater.


14 Jul 11 - 02:27 PM (#3187604)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: pdq

For those who live in the United States, the figure 16o C is about 61o F.

I looked at the temperature for San Francisco a few days back and it had a high of 62o F, but that place has a constant flow of air from a cold Pacific Ocean.


14 Jul 11 - 03:19 PM (#3187633)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

81F and sunny here in Midcoast Maine.


14 Jul 11 - 06:29 PM (#3187800)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Well... this is freaky! I was just out scraping and painting after supper on July 14 and I had hoody on! A hoody! July 14! I absolutely love it!

So, full moon on the morrow, maybe a month of hot weather, then cooling to new moon and then ??? early fall? looong and cold winter with little snow? Could be. I hope so.


10 Aug 11 - 02:26 PM (#3205526)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Anybody following the "Effing" thread will know about our wet and much cooler than normal summer. But, yesterday I saw a Hairy Woodpecker in my yard. Now, that just don't happen until a month from now.

Full moon in three days and I am keen to see what happens in the week or so after that. Could go either way but I am hoping to keep my windows open as they have been for well over a week save two days.


04 Sep 11 - 03:48 PM (#3218167)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

So, SRS is between the griddle and the frying pan.

Yesterday at 7AM I could see my breath and I had to turn the heat on in the truck. I now have both ACs running full tilt. I can't wait to see what happens after the full moon on the 12th. I expect an early fall here.


10 Sep 11 - 04:26 PM (#3221273)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Now... I haven't seen THIS in years in earlt September... Partly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Clearing overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low plus 4 except 7 along parts of the coast. Risk of frost.

I gotta move the fleurs around ta tha lee!


10 Sep 11 - 06:25 PM (#3221326)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Penny S.

We are apparently expecting the tail end of Katia. A few squalls today, but only Cardiff was washed out of the open air Proms.

Penny


17 Sep 11 - 09:17 AM (#3224629)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bettynh

First frost for much of northern New England last night, so Indian Summer has begun. There wasn't frost here in the city, but I'm sure the tomatoes are done in the local farms. I saw a monarch (butterfly) yesterday, and there'll be a steady flow for the next few weeks. My Seven-sons tree/shrub (at 15 feet tall it's hard to think of it as a bush, but it has multiple weak stems that arch over a diameter of about 30 feet) is in full bloom. The monarchs gather in the afternoon on it, and in the morning they'll warm up and be gone. It's time to watch for hawks moving south. And the local goslings are now flying around. They'll be gathering in flocks soon, flying in circles, and then move south. The northern geese are quieter, and they'll arrive later. We're the breeding grounds for one group, the "southern" wintering grounds for another, so there are always geese here.


19 Dec 11 - 12:43 PM (#3276610)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Sunny, calm, -3C. Rain on Thursday with 9C. We are heading for a green Xmas. >:-D


19 Dec 11 - 12:48 PM (#3276613)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jack the Sailor

About 60 (15 C?) warm breeze, It was in the 20's last night (-5c)


19 Dec 11 - 01:21 PM (#3276625)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

-5F/-21C here this morning. Johnny-Jump-Ups can still be found in bloom. Two year anniversary of the fire, and like that night, last night was the coldest of the season so far.


20 Dec 11 - 05:22 AM (#3277032)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

At the moment in Bristol UK it is quite mild for the time of year after just one or two mornings of a slight frost (we escaped the snow that fell elsewhere) it looks like that the temperatures might go to double figures in the run up to Christmas. The weather has been strange since April up in temperature one minute and down the next, heatwaves in October, the winter so far is nothing like the severe snow of last year or the year before.


24 Dec 11 - 10:37 AM (#3279343)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

They were just teasing. -10C and about 12.cm of sn... sn... you know... that white stuff down.


24 Dec 11 - 04:30 PM (#3279466)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

It is an extremely rare kind of weather we have here on the SW coast of Washington USA...sunny, warm..no wind at all. I am so grateful because that wind was hard to walk in..now we have turned the corner on dark days but it has been a great reprieve not to have to face winter storms this year..yet...


24 Dec 11 - 04:55 PM (#3279477)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandy Mc Lean

For Cape Breton Island about an inch of snow is on the ground, and it looks kike our Christmas will at least be tinged white.


24 Dec 11 - 05:17 PM (#3279484)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Far as I am concerned, this fantastic weather results in one thing... every day that's "good" is one day closer to spring without s***. I recall winters where we were over arse deep by now.

And, I can't forget the birds. I watched one I could not name yesterday eating maple seeds off the pave. Made me smile.


24 Dec 11 - 06:08 PM (#3279505)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Crowhugger

Things are still green here east of Toronto but I'm relieved all is FINALLY frozen! That "fantastic weather" nets me 14 filthy things for each day it lasts:
12 paws sometimes muddied right up to the elbows & knees, plus
2 bellies.
It's nice that one of our 3 dogs is a large standard poodle, plenty tall enough that he never splashes mud up onto his tummy hairs. While the dogs themselves are thoroughly indifferent to the cold mud (two seek it out and shove their heads into the mud of the creek banks during warm weather), I get the task of cleaning them up before they come back in the house.

[groan] It's supposed to get warm again tomorrow so I'll be back to cleaning up mud for a while. I have one question: Where the heck is that snow?? I need snow!! Ahh, the joyful thought of 12 clean feet and 3 clean tummies...


12 Jan 12 - 06:45 AM (#3289208)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

That's some snowfall in Alaska! http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1113763--alaska-town-pummeled-by-storms-runs-short-of-snow-shovels


12 Jan 12 - 11:09 AM (#3289315)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Crowhugger

Alas the freeze up didn't last long, periodic precip. continues to make the back yard and walking trails a mess. So I've been cleaning up muddy feet and tummies again for at least 10 days, which feels like forever. Today's wet sloppy snow and temperatures just above freezing will make everything an even BIGGER mess. Oh. Yippee.

I keep telling my husband we're going to retire to somewhere north enough to get reliable real winter every year, north of 60 if that's what it takes! This time of year is supposed to be my break from dog-related laundry (towels over the back of the SUV to collect dirt & mud, towels by the front door for dirt & mud, towels by the back door...) but no real respite yet this year. I don't usually complain about weather but this is getting annoying.

Where's my winter?? I WANT MY WINTER!! Wahhhhh!!

Ahem, thank you, I feel much better now.


12 Jan 12 - 02:19 PM (#3289450)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Here, bare ground, it was -BRR last night, 10 cm of snow tonight and rain and 10C tomorrow. Then, -BRRRR for a while.

Re Alaska... "Since November the fishing community of Cordova has received 447 centimetres of snow"

??? Doesn't seem like much. HOWEVER, tack on all that rain they had and THAT is nasty.


12 Jan 12 - 11:41 PM (#3289731)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Here is today's "Special Weather Statement." Since early December we've had a mild winter- but it appears that is ending.

The mentioned winds are our 'Taku winds' that consist of strong, swirling winds straight off the icefields that surround us, while the air is clear, the sky sunny, and temperatures range from minus zero to about 10 above. Each incident of Taku wind lasts anywhere from three days to two weeks. They can be brutal, as they were last winter.

THE WEATHER PATTERN ACROSS SOUTHEAST ALASKA WILL TURN VERY COLD AND WINDY STARTING LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH NEXT WEEK.

A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE CENTER WILL BUILD OVER THE YUKON FRIDAY NIGHT AND THE NORTHERN PANHANDLE SATURDAY. THIS HIGH PRESSURE WILL SEND VERY COLD ARCTIC AIR ACROSS THE AREA CAUSING TEMPERATURES TO FALL THROUGH THE DAY FRIDAY INTO THE 20S OVER THE NORTHERN AREAS AND LOWER 30S OVER THE SOUTHERN AREA.

TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH HIGHS RANGING FROM THE SINGLE DIGITS OVER THE NORTHERN THIRD OF THE PANHANDLE TO THE MID 20S TO MID TEENS OVER THE SOUTHERN THIRD. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM BELOW ZERO OVER THE NORTHERN HALF TO LOW TEENS OVER THE SOUTH THIRD.

THE COLD AIR WILL PERSIST INTO NEXT WEEK AND HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM SINGLE DIGITS OVER THE NORTHERN HALF AND NEAR 20 OVER THE SOUTHERN HALF. LOWS WILL REMAIN BELOW ZERO TO SINGLE DIGITS. PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO KEEP PIPES FROM FREEZING SINCE MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ALASKA ARE SNOW FREE.


12 Jan 12 - 11:52 PM (#3289732)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

(BTW, the previous post with its all-caps is a simple cut-and-paste; it isn't meant to be a howl.

But here is a bit more Alaskan weather. If they think Cordova has it bad, take a look at Valdez:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Another Prince William Sound community could argue it's been hit even harder with snow than Cordova this winter.

Valdez normally has 149.7 inches of snow by this time of the year. This year, the National Weather Service says Valdez has had 318.4 inches of snow-- or 168.7 inches more than usual.

Valdez resident Kathryn Hawkins says the scary part is it's only mid-January.

There's three more months of snow to be had in Valdez, and she has no idea where it's going to go.

If there's a plus side to all this snow, her 12-year-old son Trevor has found it

There's so much snow, it up to the eaves of their house, and he's spending a lot of his free time sliding off the roof into their yard.


13 Jan 12 - 02:15 PM (#3290113)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

26.5 feet? and it's up to the eaves ?... must be a BIG house!


13 Jan 12 - 02:26 PM (#3290120)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

"What's the weather like where you are?"

Blowing snow, freezing rain, gig tonight out of town: what's the weather like? In a word, it's the f#ckin' sh#ts.


13 Jan 12 - 02:32 PM (#3290125)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Eliza

Had to cover my geraniums in the greenhouse this evening with fleece, it's below freezing just now. But honestly, it's been like Spring for most of this winter up 'til now. My husband is moaning, he's fascinated by snow, and feels thwarted that we haven't seen any yet. I tell him to shut up!


24 Jan 12 - 10:33 AM (#3295447)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Becca72

January 24, southern Maine - it's currently 43° LOVE that January thaw!


24 Jan 12 - 01:14 PM (#3295511)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

A few days ago it was -20C. Now it's 10C and the rain has taken most of the snow.


24 Jan 12 - 01:23 PM (#3295517)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

New Hampshire: 47 degrees and sunny. Headed for the beach.


24 Jan 12 - 03:46 PM (#3295613)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

A walk on the beach sounds great! Just don't swim in the salt water... salt water and a cool temp make for excruciating nipple pain. Been there, ain't goin back.


24 Jan 12 - 04:48 PM (#3295656)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

Actually I'm headed for Miami Beach.


02 Feb 12 - 07:44 AM (#3300762)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

2 days ago boiling hot. now - soaking, bucketing, pouring with rain. Rain on the roof, rain in the gutters, rain in the roads, rain all over the garden, rainy, rainy, rain. the skies have opened - for some hours now. and flooding further up north, as usual.

freda (sydney, australia)


13 Feb 12 - 09:22 AM (#3307429)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Hope the flooding isn't too bad this year.

My furnace is hummin almost constantly. At daybreak, it was -22C with -34WC. Even when it hits the forecast high of -12C, still a -34WC. At least it's sunny.


13 Feb 12 - 10:30 AM (#3307553)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

It rained hard Saturday, turned to sleet overnight Saturday night, last night it dipped down to -18C. A small bit of white sleet and ice remains on the ground. Supposed to be cold today, gradually warm up to rain again on Tuesday or Wednesday.


13 Feb 12 - 10:33 AM (#3307555)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

My mini split heat pump was still pumping out heat at -18 C. Only went through about 1/8th of a 100 litre tank of furnace oil this year yet, because of the trusty "mini split" heat pump. These things really work. Second year for it and it has been amazing, heating and air conditioning my open concept two level house.


13 Feb 12 - 11:33 AM (#3307671)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

How much did that run ya, Ed. Been thinkin one for Mum's house.


13 Feb 12 - 12:28 PM (#3307771)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

I bought it for 1300. plus a hundred for the outside wall bracket, the cover for the lines will cost about a hundred (a rip off, but it looks much better-though cheaper stuff may be available than what I got).

I got it installed by an electrician (needed for the warranty) for about four hundred- Cuts a hole in the house, attaches it to the wall inside, puts a bracket for the compressor outside and electric box, snaps the compressed lines to the compressor and hooks up the electric to the indoor panel.

I suspect I could have gotten it a bit cheaper.

Most companies want to sell them to you installed. That is anywhere between 2500 to 3500 (depending on the size, area that you want to heat, and the company).

Napoleon pushes their model alot. Even Sears carry them now. Mine is UHF, imported by a firm in Moncton from China and distributed mostly through pluming shops.

It cost me about $100. a day to operate in the winter(depending on the temperature). On cold days it could be a few pennies more.

It works very well for me, as I have a energy efficient house that is open concept.

There is a government grant, but I did not apply for it. To be eligible, you foist have to arrange for an energy audit, that costs from 150 to 175.

What seems to be the difference in various brands is the compressor. There are a few different ones, mostly made in Japan. The warranty can differ, as well as service level). My indoor unit is warranted for two years and the compressor for five-hich is about standard.


13 Feb 12 - 01:18 PM (#3307828)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

"It cost me about $100. a day to operate in the winter"... assuming you meant $10 a day... that's $300 a month. How much has your heating cost dropped? My electric furnace runs about $300 per month from October to March. Today might be a "little costlier".


13 Feb 12 - 03:57 PM (#3307911)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Sorry. Not one hundred, not even ten. But, about one dollar (Loonie) a day to operate the unit.

My heating bill went from about 1600 down to about three or four hundred last year, which was a colder year than this year. This year my furnace rarely kicks in, even in today's cold temperature. Under $two hundred for extra electricity, and about $ one hundred and fifty dollars for oil. I expect it to be slightly cheaper this winter, as it was a warmer winter.

Heat rises, so, I also benefit on the upper house level, which also benefits from daytime solar heat.

Air conditioning benefits in the summer is limited to the lower level, as cold stays low, and does not rise much.

If I ever need to replace my forced air oil furnace, I would buy a full heat pump furnace replacement. I could then use my air ducts to put it all around the house. These are about 5 K at Home Depot, and they claim you can get a 1k subsidy back - though I have not looked into that.


It is only the power to run the compressor and indoor fan. No wires are heated. The inverter technology makes them much more efficient over the past two or three years, than earlier models .


14 Feb 12 - 08:00 AM (#3308278)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

We were lucky in the South West the short winter snap didn't last and it seems that we missed the heavy snow that the east side of the UK had. With the amount of snow we had we got off quite lightly much to the disappointment of a number of children hoping to use their sledges and to get time off school! For once it didn't happen and everything didn't grind to a halt like it normally does.

It is now back to milder temperatures again with the odd glimpse of springlike sun.


14 Feb 12 - 02:33 PM (#3308488)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

-20 this AM. +4 tomorrow. I expect another snowstorm by weekend.


01 Mar 12 - 02:52 PM (#3315750)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: kendall

Snow is almost up to the tops of the car tires and more on the way.
Now they tell us that it is supposed to rain!


01 Mar 12 - 03:06 PM (#3315756)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Kendall... THAT sucks! Rain on snow... yuk! Is the snow you have fluffy? We ain't supposed to get squat here. It must be headed for Ed and Sandy, which, personally, I don't mind.


01 Mar 12 - 08:37 PM (#3315889)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe_F

Today, in eastern Massachusetts, it was a light wet snow, not accumulating -- dreary, but could be worse.


02 Mar 12 - 06:12 AM (#3316026)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

The weather has been very strange since December we have had some very short cold spells followed by very mild for the time of year. Again we are having mild sunny summery temperatures but next week cold and snow is expected. It seems to have been the pattern since the very hot spell in October that we had, so unusual of the UK.


02 Mar 12 - 02:11 PM (#3316219)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: kendall

On top of that, my snow blower snuffed it! The gears that drive the auger wore out.

Definition of time: Just one damn thing after another.


02 Mar 12 - 03:02 PM (#3316243)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Kendall... best buy on the market is a Troy-Bilt 420 cc 45-in OHV Snowthrower. Go to Canadian Tire, paste that in the search and read the specs. It's STEERABLE! and you know what THAT means.... worth every penny. They are selling for just under $2000 here now. I bought a Honda a while back that cost over twice as much because it's got tracks and can climb stairs... dumb move on my part on accounta after my back gets bad using the shortass thing I don't care about it climbing steps.


02 Mar 12 - 03:16 PM (#3316247)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Oh... yeah... don't forget the reviews. I just read them and some of them are nightmares. Still, I'd take a chance on it.


03 Mar 12 - 09:12 AM (#3316593)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: kendall

I just bought a two year old Troy Bilt 26 inch 7 hp with electric start for $550.00.
I'll repair the old 11 hp 30 inch Troy Bilt and sell it for about the same price.
This could be the last snow storm of the season but I don't want to take that chance.


03 Mar 12 - 01:48 PM (#3316722)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

"This could be the last snow storm of the season but I don't want to take that chance."

You live in Maine, right? >;-)

Here... VERY strange. A snowsquall, followed by sleet, turning to rain soon and the temp going up to 8C. On another thread, 999 saw flocks of Canada Geese in southern Quebec. It's MARCH!

Strange not to be shovelling. And, I am NOT complaining.


19 Mar 12 - 02:42 PM (#3325281)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

T, W, Th... 19,22,20C??? It's March! Where am I? Calleeforneeah?


20 Mar 12 - 02:56 AM (#3325556)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

It's a little early for it - our annual bright, clear weather usually runs from about mid-April to the end of June - but spring appears to have arrived in Juneau, Alaska. Berries are budding, plants of various sorts are up two inches, very little snow left, temperatures in the mid-30sF; I've seen ravens with mouthfuls of dried grasses. Light snow still falls overnight but is gone before noon.


20 Mar 12 - 02:29 PM (#3325835)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

We have songbirds here that never... usually don't... arrive before May. The apple growers are scared out of their wits. Apples are big business here and losing blooms to frost could be devastating... buds are forming. Of course, there are other fruit trees in the same danger.


20 Mar 12 - 02:38 PM (#3325838)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

We're concerned about the fruit trees as well, gnu. Also, the maple syrup season is pretty well a bust.


20 Mar 12 - 04:11 PM (#3325857)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

24C here in the shade in my back yard. Unreal. maeve... I pray your fruit trees don't blossum too soon. Forecast here is back to reasonable temps by Saturday but will that be too little too late? This is a very serious situation.


20 Mar 12 - 10:03 PM (#3326058)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Here in RI, we had a record high of 73 yesterday. The Newport mansion tours are starting two weeks earlier than usual. My son's family planted some seeds--not a lot, just in case--during the weekend, ignoring the "wait 'til the last full moon in May" wisdom. I'm waiting to see if the farmstand near their house opens early. Every year the sign says, "Reopens in April." Then at the beginning of April they post the opening date, usually a weekend in the middle of the month. I hope this year they open at the beginning of April or sooner.


20 Mar 12 - 10:33 PM (#3326077)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

3km walk in a tee shirt at 7pm. UNreal.


20 Mar 12 - 10:49 PM (#3326088)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

85 degrees in Michigan on March 20th ????
It's due to drop back to something like normal again for awhile, but the last few days have been delightful but weird. As some have mentioned though, hope the plants and crops aren't all screwed up.


21 Mar 12 - 09:56 AM (#3326294)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Patsy

It is very warm in Bristol this afternoon too warm to be inside.
The weather has been a bit odd since last October with very few really cold days and the pattern seems to be continuing. Daffodils intended for shops have been reported in flower way too early and no good to sell which has been a bit of a blow especially with Mother's Day last weekend.


21 Mar 12 - 11:17 AM (#3326353)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Newport Boy

It's a bit late for daffodils, Patsy. If they're not ready for 1 March, they're not much use.

Phil


21 Mar 12 - 01:16 PM (#3326447)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Old Man Winter must be off on a bender. The snowbanks are gone. My thermometer is reading 26C in the shade and it's only 2PM. I had to close my windows a little while ago. I expect there will be flooding in some river valleys.

maeve... are your fruit trees budding?

I noticed in Sobeys this AM that only two bottles of Maple Slurpup were on the shelves. Usually, there would be close to 100 (various sizes). I wonder if Quebec maples will be affected. La Belle Province produces 4 times the amount that all other jurisdictions combined produce. That would hit a lot of Quebec(ers) hard.


21 Mar 12 - 09:33 PM (#3326732)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Crowhugger

Sunny with a high of 25 east of Toronto today. Perfect dog walking weather. For mid-June.


22 Mar 12 - 03:07 AM (#3326826)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: mg

OK...we are making up for all your summer weather. After a very dry and not so warm but markedly nonwindy winter, we have had weeks of snow showers, hail, rain, just cold weather. Some daffodils out but spring very delayed. Rhododendruns all turned to brown mush. Very odd how little wind we had though..usually nonstop. mg


22 Mar 12 - 03:34 PM (#3327221)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Light snow today in Calgary, more tomorrow, but the Spring Bull Sale is bringing good prices.


22 Mar 12 - 03:44 PM (#3327231)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

28C in the shade on my thermometer. About 32H. I am not pleased. Two years ago, we had NO spring and it was HOT from early May to late October. Not hot like Texas and the like, but too hot for this little black duck.

It's supposed to get back to more normal weather tomorrow, but even that fprecast weather is not normal for March in NB, CAN.


22 Mar 12 - 09:24 PM (#3327423)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

Very slight overcast, 59F at present, you can see the mountains 120 miles away across the Snake River plain. Supposed to be 70F on Saturday and partly cloudy.


22 Mar 12 - 10:41 PM (#3327444)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Got into the 80sF here in RI today. A friend of mine in Merrimack, New Hampshire, posted on Facebook that temps there got into the 80s, too. I have managed not to use my air conditioner for the last three summers, but I may use it this year. My heating bills this winter were low, but my electric bill this summer may be high.


22 Mar 12 - 11:13 PM (#3327461)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Way too warm all winter. Did we have winter?

Tomorrow, highs in the mid 80's F, has been ranging from the mid 70's to the low 80's for the better part of the last 2 weeks. Night temps in the mid 50's. Bloom times for trees and shrubs anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks early.

Messing with our many local farmers who count on spring farmers markets. Stuff like asparagus is 3 weeks early and will be finished before some local farmers markets open for the season.

We have not had, all winter long, a succesion of hard frosts and cold weather sufficient to either kill off or render completely dormant some common insect pests.

Also, while we are not in a drought phase, it certainly has not been a wet winter or early spring, and ground water reserves are not being adequately recharged so far to sufficiently replenish ground water reserves.


23 Mar 12 - 03:47 PM (#3327847)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: VirginiaTam

Bright warm sunshine and smell of pig sh*t.   Apparently the fertiliser of choice around this part of Essex.


23 Mar 12 - 04:53 PM (#3327872)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

Warmest March on record here...(MD-DC)

Sure hope Summer is not a similar amount above normal... we will bake!


27 Mar 12 - 11:45 AM (#3329686)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: katlaughing

Way too early for high winds and fire danger, but Colorado has both this week: CLICK. We need more snow in the high country and rain elsewhere.


27 Mar 12 - 11:55 AM (#3329692)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

We also have high winds and Red Flag fire warnings in Maine.


27 Mar 12 - 09:12 PM (#3329891)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ole Juul

Here in Coalmont BC, the snow is starting to disappear and we just got the first crocuses poking through. Still burning a lot of wood though.


27 Mar 12 - 09:42 PM (#3329903)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

It was snowing on the canary in my maple tree yesterday.


27 Mar 12 - 11:16 PM (#3329946)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Seasonal temperatures returned. Parts of RI were supposed to have freezing temps last season, a concern for plants which had already blossomed, especially for fruit trees in orchards. I have managed to miss all the weather reports today, so I don't know if the temps really got that low.


28 Mar 12 - 09:16 AM (#3330086)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban

The West of Ireland is having it's summer early this year. It's lovely, no sign of rain (the usual haze the eastern winds bring though) and nearing 20C but there's always the worry we are indeed using up our good weather allowance for the year early on.


28 Mar 12 - 11:56 AM (#3330156)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Becca72

One week ago today in Southern Maine it was 80° - today we got a dusting of snow!


28 Apr 12 - 03:53 PM (#3344538)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Had slight fluffies today. Windy and cold. Had my AC on in the truck not long ago... I like to run it on the first hot day with the windows open as I find starting it up the first few times with the windows up can give one a cold. I expect we'll have a heat wave after the full moon on the 5th.


28 Apr 12 - 05:00 PM (#3344566)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

RI had temps in the 80's for a few days about a week ago, but last night it got close to freezing and temperatures are expected to be seasonal for a few days.


28 Apr 12 - 06:31 PM (#3344592)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bettynh

Here in southern NH we had the 80F degree weather with heavy winds and no rain for 3 weeks (and no snow melt of course), with brush fires all over. After a good rain it's now seasonal, but that means 20F tonight, and my apple tree is blooming. A heavy freeze will kill this year's apple crop, peach crop, and perhaps cherry crop. Even if everything else this season goes well, farmers around here will be in trouble. My cherry tree bloomed during the heat and drought and the petals just turned brown and hung on, never falling as they usually do. Does that mean the cherries didn't fertilize?? The tree is too big for me to harvest any but the lowest fruit, but it'll mean tough times for the catbirds this year. Lilacs are mid-bloom. I have no idea what a hard freeze will do to them.


28 Apr 12 - 07:08 PM (#3344598)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Oh dear! Bettynh... that sounds absolutely dreadful! Seems to be the norm on the northeastern seaboard of America this year. Frightening, really. Everything seems a month early but that cold weather sneaks back in for a bit and messes things up. Good luck.

If you are really worried, you could place a lawn sprinkler near/under the tree. Of course, how many nights might you need to do that?... especially if you pay for water usage.


06 Jun 12 - 02:46 PM (#3360105)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Even I am starting to dislike this... my furnace has been thumping for several days. Again today, 9C, rain and wind. It's crappy. But the full moon was Monday so I expect a change very soon. Of course, in a week or two, I'll be complaining about the heat.


06 Jun 12 - 03:12 PM (#3360116)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bettynh

Yup, Gnu, since my last post we've had about a foot of rain, solving the fire problem, and temperatures that seesaw from 55F to 90F. Currently, we're in harmony with the mother country, with New English weather of 55F and rain on and off for the past 5 days. The season is nevertheless advanced, with strawberry picking starting Saturday, about a week early. Roses are in full bloom or going by, something that usually happens for Fathers' Day (June 17). Hay crops must be ready to cut, but the farmers don't have a clear shot at 3 days of fair weather for about another week (by then it'll be 90 again, I suppose).

The freeze I worried so about apparently wasn't so bad as feared. The local orchard is celebrating it's 165th anniversary this month (in the same family) so I guess they knew where the trees should go. I do have a decent fruitset on the cherry tree, but the apple has gone biennial with only a few this year after a heavy crop last year (that got snowed on last Halloween).


06 Jun 12 - 07:21 PM (#3360224)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

We have had rain for all or most of the last several days, including a torrential downpour late Monday afternoon. Today the sun poked out briefly before rain resumed.

It's a good thing I keep two clean plastic trash bags in my car. Today was laundromat day, so when I took my clothes out of the dryer I put my laundry bag in one plastic bag, fill it with my clean, dry clothes, then slide the other bag down over everything to cover the opening in the inner bags. I wish it wouldn't rain on laundromat days, though.


25 Aug 12 - 08:33 AM (#3394861)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

A flock of blackbirds arrived several days ago. This AM, bluejays. Full moon soon.


25 Aug 12 - 11:14 AM (#3394913)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

This time of year is usually blistering hot, humid and dry here. The past two weeks have yielded plenty of rain but not too much, moderate temps, and right now it is only about 72F with highs expected only in the very low 80's.

Looks like BWL may get a hurricane early in the coming week!


25 Aug 12 - 12:34 PM (#3394937)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Yes, Janie, we are getting ready for a visit from Isaac. Current "most likely storm path" prediction has the eye of the thing going over my house. But that path has been moving around a bit over the last few days, so it's way too early to know anything for certain. It's probably going to hit within 100 miles of here regardless, so we'll see some nastiness in any event. I'm hoping it goes to the east so we'll be on the less intense western side*.

We're not planning on evacuating for this one unless it's predicted to be Category 3 or above, and that's not looking to be the case. Ivan and Dennis cleared out most of the trees within striking distance of the house back in 2004 & 2005, and I figure that if the ones that are still standing didn't get knocked down then, Isaac's probably not going to do it. So I'm not much worried about getting crushed by a falling tree. But I do have plenty of gas and oil for the chainsaws just in case.


25 Aug 12 - 01:43 PM (#3394973)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

NHC isn't saying it's gonna pack a punch but EC is... 155kph near landfall on Tuesday and carrying 120kph well on shore.


25 Aug 12 - 08:57 PM (#3395158)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

You have weathered more than a few of these, BWL, and are a sensible man (well, in some senses;>) Keep yer head down after you get the hatches battened down. Will be thinking of you with concern as the storm approaches, for what it may be worth.


26 Aug 12 - 11:46 AM (#3395419)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Yes, indeed. I hope all goes well, BWL.

Gee... blackbirds and bluejays and a full moon soon and 11C overnight to 26 day. I was gettin spoiled. It's almost 30 now (35H) so it'll be warm by supper time. I am expecting another good show by the hummingbirds in the heat and this eve.


26 Aug 12 - 12:38 PM (#3395435)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Well, the most likely storm path has been being pushed gradually to the west. Currently, the bullseye is on Gulfport, Mississippi. That's 150 miles from here, and that's far enough away that I can put the Tums back in the medicine cabinet. From that far away, we'll get wind gusts in the 40 MPH range, and rain's pretty much a 100% certainty, but it looks like I won't be needing to board up the windows.


26 Aug 12 - 06:24 PM (#3395588)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

The weather here in RI (and nearby CT, where I spent yesterday in Mystic) has been ideal for a few days. I hope all hurricanes stay away from here--or any place where people live. Stay safe!


26 Aug 12 - 11:24 PM (#3395709)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,hg

Since I started this thread I thought I'd check in.....warm,sunshiny,windy,and the moon is now bright. The hot air coming out of Tampa has pushed Isaac farther away from Tallahassee and I may not have to worry about the thirty five trees within thirty feet of my house....hope everyone is well.


27 Aug 12 - 02:04 PM (#3395978)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,hg

Checking in again. The wind is still up and we are getting sprinkles with a lot of clouds. The air smells like mildew in the mildew capital of the south. Expecting more of the same but glad for the hot air in Tampa pushing the storm to the Mississippi where water is desperately needed.....love, harpgirl


28 Aug 12 - 01:12 PM (#3396532)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: polaitaly

"What's the weather like where you are?(Italy)"
hot
hot,hot,hot
hot, humid, and hot
mostly hot.

paola


28 Aug 12 - 11:32 PM (#3396794)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Harpy and BWL, I know the Isaac passed well west of you, but are you high and dry enough?


29 Aug 12 - 01:50 PM (#3397111)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Small spuds to our friends down south, I know, but I sweated in a tee yesterday and i am cold in a sweatshirt today. 10C overnight. Feels like fall.


29 Aug 12 - 03:19 PM (#3397152)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

What's the weather in London, Terry?


29 Aug 12 - 07:08 PM (#3397259)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Isaac's been pretty much a non-event here in my part of NW Fla. We've only had an inch or so of rain and there hasn't been enough wind to shake the dead limbs from the trees.

I hear there was some beach erosion and flooded roads down on the Gulf itself, but that's 50 miles south of my humble home in the woods.


29 Aug 12 - 07:28 PM (#3397267)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Good to hear, BWL.


29 Aug 12 - 10:26 PM (#3397321)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

What gnu said....


29 Aug 12 - 10:49 PM (#3397330)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,hg

A non event here, too Janey. Not sure about the coast near St Marks, St.George and Cape San Blas. Glad my roof wasn't destroyed before I can chop down some more of my beloved trees.....


29 Sep 12 - 02:05 PM (#3411803)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

My furnace is on. Had our first frost last week.


29 Sep 12 - 03:27 PM (#3411830)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Not cold here yet -warmer than normal for the season.
But, as Charlie Pride once sang "Rain dripping off the brim of my hat" today.


29 Sep 12 - 03:33 PM (#3411832)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Yeah, rainin and blowin here, too... I am just up the road from you, Ed.


20 Oct 12 - 08:41 PM (#3423271)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

After some heavy rain yesterday and last night here in RI, today was beautiful with sunshine and temps in the very high 60s. I opened the doors and windows and let the air in.


21 Oct 12 - 02:29 AM (#3423372)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

We in Juneau Alaska are under a 'heavy wind warning' tonight until noon tomorrow. Very gusty. I was out with my little dog tonight and he was excited by it but after awhile of being blown around he decided he'd had enough and became imploring about going home. We had to duck into a couple of protected shop doorways on the way home.

It's not particularly cold - low 30s - but with the wind chill factored in it's brisk.


02 Dec 12 - 08:21 AM (#3445675)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

First fluffies! The little b*****ds will melt by this PM and then back to rain and plus temps for at least several days.


02 Dec 12 - 01:57 PM (#3445799)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

Snow that's staying and now rain.


02 Dec 12 - 02:27 PM (#3445816)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jack the Sailor

67 light breeze


02 Dec 12 - 03:34 PM (#3445842)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

We're having a heat wave, the past few days have been very hot - Saturday was 39.7 deg C, that's about 103 if you still think in old numbers. Today is forecast to be milder, only 35 deg.

Cheers
JennieG


02 Dec 12 - 07:42 PM (#3445932)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,gillymor

High of about 80 in SW FL with a light breeze. Took out the 'yak this afternoon and got a big snook on fly and a couple of smaller ones.


02 Dec 12 - 07:58 PM (#3445941)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

It's mild in RI right now--in the mid-fifties today, but we've already had snow twice, including some on Tuesday that left a white coat on everything but no snowdrifts.


02 Dec 12 - 08:31 PM (#3445952)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

40? 40!!!??? I guess I LIKE being cold! Seeeweeet JAYSSUS!

Jennie.... I sweat for fer ye! That just ain't right, lass!

Ya know, I complain about the weather here but if I had to pick a spot to stay fer good, I can only think of two and I am already at one. So, I guess this is where I will die.


09 Dec 12 - 06:02 PM (#3449899)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

45.5 down under? Well, I just rearranged the garages, placed the snowblower in my garage, serviced and gassed it, gassed the generator, put brooms and small shovels and scrapers in both weehicles, put large shovels near the doors of each garage and inside my house by the back door, bungee corded one large shovel to the railing at my back door, and parked my truck with the back of the cab in line with the front of my house.

It was clear and sunny and 4C this afternoon with a 40kph NW wind that died to nare a strip o wind two hours before dark! First NW this fall when it was less than 10C. I can smell it! New moon on the 13th... any time within the next 24 to 96 hours we will have our first "winter". It won't be bad but we will see the face of Old Man Winter. Miserable old git that he can be.

Now, I could be wrong but my old man taught me well... we'll see.

Freda... 45.5C? That is insufferable! My heart sweats for you!


10 Dec 12 - 10:25 PM (#3450364)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

About 50-55 here today with gentle rain "inland" where I live but much heavier rain along the coast. Some may find it hard to believe that in a state as small as rhode Island we have micro-climates.


10 Dec 12 - 10:39 PM (#3450365)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Ohhhh... it's beginning to look a lot like SHIT! About 4" of wet snow, sleet, freezing rain.

Told ya I could smell it. But, we had a wind shift and I expect it will melt. Then... anybody's guess for a while.


11 Dec 12 - 10:45 PM (#3450774)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Well gnu.....I don't really like extremely hot weather, but it is part and parcel of living in some parts of Oz. We moved out of Sydney (hot and humid summers) in May 2010 to a country town (hot and dry summers) and much prefer the lack of humidity here. Winters are cool and pleasant, and we don't get snow.....but an hour away, up in the hills, they do.

Cheers
JennieG


12 Dec 12 - 07:46 AM (#3450901)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Well, JennieG... even tho the RH here at the moment is 88%, it's a dry RH. Ya don't feel it when it's sunny and -10C at 9AM.


15 Dec 12 - 04:06 PM (#3452403)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Put me longjohns on today. Gotta dig out me woolies fer tomorrow cause she's gonna be even colder wit a norwest wind. As I said on another thread, I am a fashion Nazi and nuthin makes a fashion statement better than yer heavy black wool pants and suspenders. Well, fact is, at -20WTFITS? (WTF is that s***?) I can still make a statement without my teeth chattering when I gots me woolies on, eh?

An, I seen 'iss guy goin in a parkin lot taday wit shorts an a t-shirt. I tot, buddy, yer gonna be buddled up like me in t'rty years and wishin you 'AD been taday on accounta my ar'tritus kept me up in pain alf da noight.

Amos! If I wins da loto tanight... yer property value is gonna go down.


15 Dec 12 - 07:32 PM (#3452478)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Going to be a white Chrissie, would you say?

It's 11.30am here, and already 31 deg. And I am sitting here at the computer drinking hot coffee......seemed like a good idea at the time, and I do make good coffee after all.

Cheers
JennieG


16 Dec 12 - 02:08 PM (#3452883)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River

It keeps changin, eh? Been pretty bad since yesterday. A dog don't go out in this kinda wether and neeterh d o I.

- Shane


16 Dec 12 - 05:47 PM (#3452975)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

cold, wet, windy, dark. Typical.


16 Dec 12 - 08:23 PM (#3453044)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Hot again. Sunny and hot.

Cheers
JennieG


16 Dec 12 - 08:32 PM (#3453048)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,hg

Wow, I started this thread eleven years ago! North Florida on the St. Marks River, where the Manatees go in winter to stay warm, is sunny, seventy degrees, witha bit of wind. Global warming, anyone??????



love, hg


17 Dec 12 - 08:38 PM (#3453533)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Cool to cold and drizzly!


17 Dec 12 - 09:27 PM (#3453559)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

-6C last night, with wind. It's +2C now, rain tomorrow and +4C.


17 Dec 12 - 10:04 PM (#3453568)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Here in Juneau, Alaska, it is code.


18 Dec 12 - 03:08 PM (#3453911)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke

Here on the South coast of England it is trying to be cold, but there are still flowers in the gardens and insects about in the afternoons, my deadly mousetrap with it's month old bait of chocolate and caramel remains set and ready, but the mild weather has not sent any wee sleekit thing looking for shelter as yet.

There was a frost on the bins when I took rubbish out a week or so ago, but all the rest has been a lot of rain and a few clear days.

The Spring this year was very dry, the apple trees which were loaded to breaking last year produced a few small cracked fruits this Autumn. The fruit and leaves fell off early. The strain of drought then deluge might have been too much for them.


18 Dec 12 - 07:04 PM (#3453997)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

A slight segue: It seems unbelievable that more than 2/3rds of the US has drought conditions. Is this something new? I don't remember such figures in my own lifetime.


19 Dec 12 - 05:10 AM (#3454150)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke

Rain?

It's all come to the UK - where it is now raining. Not so much again as taking up where it left off last time.

Usually we don't need to encourage clothes to dry, just hang them up for a day or so, or this Spring, an hour or so, but now hanging things up just keeps them damp, so I have to put everything through the tumble dryer and then store it over the radiators or it feels damp when put on.

Some might not admit to the existence of climate change, but really - the weather is very strange these days.


19 Dec 12 - 08:38 AM (#3454222)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Charmion

It's not all about you, Rumncoke. Ottawa, Ontario is wet and miserable today with the temperature hovering around the freezing point, streets full of slush, and precipitation alternating between rain and snow.

In short, it's 'orrible.


19 Dec 12 - 04:47 PM (#3454426)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

We had some welcome rain last night, 21 mls - nearly an inch, in old numbers - this morning it is overcast and a little humid so more rain must be on the way. Today's forecast is for 35 deg.

Charmion, Ottawa doesn't sound very nice at all!

Rumncoke, when one lives in a very dry continent (not cure if it's the driest - I think Antarctica may be be drier) then rain can be a blessing. As Ebbie says, parts of the US would welcome rain too.

Cheers
JennieG


19 Dec 12 - 05:13 PM (#3454442)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joybell

Interesting looking back.
Strange weather here in Victoria, Australia just now. One day it's 40 degrees and the next it's 16. Cool today and it rained yesterday.
Cheers, Joy


19 Dec 12 - 05:22 PM (#3454447)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

60 pounds per cubic foot here today, 6 inches deep. It IS white, but is IS water... ooooh, me back! Buckets of rain and 10C by Saturday.


14 Jan 13 - 03:38 PM (#3466059)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

" The Times Record   USGS: 2.4-magnitude temblor hits Mid-coast...
Quake felt like 'loud explosion' in Arrowsic, knocked items off shelves in Bath.

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a 2.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Edgecomb at about 1:19 p.m. today. There are no reports of injuries or damage, but several Times Record readers report feeling the quake, as far away as Arrowsic and Bowdoinham. "http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2013-01-14Front_PageUSGS_24magnitude_temblor_hits_Midcoast.html


Knocked my clothes drying rack over on the porch, it did. Sounded like a big, loud wind. The chickens were too darned pleased, either.


14 Jan 13 - 03:44 PM (#3466061)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST

Bright sunshine, no wind and it's 57 degrees. You hear that, Dani? :-)


14 Jan 13 - 04:34 PM (#3466094)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Hot still, although today is slightly cooler so far. On Saturday the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded officially here was broken, the new record now stands at 42.7 deg C. That's nearly 109 deg F if you still use old numbers.

Either way, it's hot.

Cheers
JennieG


14 Jan 13 - 04:40 PM (#3466095)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jack the Sailor

We have had sunshine and 75-80 degrees all day. Almost perfect weather. 90% humidity is less than ideal for gardening.


14 Jan 13 - 06:24 PM (#3466140)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

43C? 80F and 90RH? I am stayin out... 10C, sunny, wafting breeze.

God is gonna get me for this post! It January in NB and, although this is not unusal over my 55 years here, it sure as hell ain't normal... could just as easily be -30 with wind and a three day snow OR a one day snow with 1.5m of it.

That there 43C is unthinkable, tho, to me.


14 Jan 13 - 06:49 PM (#3466159)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

51 degrees and sunny at noon today in Southern New Hampshire. 48 degrees at 6 a.m. on the top of Mt. Washington; a record I think.


14 Jan 13 - 08:12 PM (#3466222)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,kendall

That other Guest was me. We had a record high today, 59 degrees.


14 Jan 13 - 09:26 PM (#3466245)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jeri

I don't know what it got up to here (also southern NH), but Portsmouth got to 60°. I had a window open, and listened to dripping all day. There are patches of actual ground outside. I got motivated enough to cook down some bird stock.


14 Jan 13 - 09:27 PM (#3466247)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Ridiculous warm in Rhode Island, too.--into the 60s.

Maeve, I hope your chickens continue to lay unscrambled eggs!


15 Jan 13 - 12:18 AM (#3466285)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

The ice that was on the river is melting fast. The birds are all screwed up thinking spring has arrived. Only two critters I have yet to see are Charly the Skunk and Charly the Chipmunks 1, 2 and 3. It's hovering just above freezing all day and dropping to juuussst below freezing at night. This would be normal were it early May.


15 Jan 13 - 04:04 AM (#3466314)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: David C. Carter

We had six feet of frost yesterday morning!

Now it's snowing!
I don't know what it's like outside!

David


15 Jan 13 - 07:09 AM (#3466359)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Pete Jennings

Here in Staffordshire, frosty first thing this morning but now it's 3.5C and sunny. We had a dusting of snow a couple of days ago but it all melted yesterday.


15 Jan 13 - 08:21 PM (#3466733)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,hg

It was a balmy 80 degrees in north florida today. My Meyer lemons are almost ripe. I hear cold is coming back in a day or two.


16 Jan 13 - 05:41 PM (#3467206)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

Frosty and very sunny..lots of icy roads here.


16 Jan 13 - 05:49 PM (#3467210)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

First snow in a while. Just a skiff and it's only about -5 at 7PM. Warm as a bug in a rug for days. No ice on the pave. One day closer to spring.


16 Jan 13 - 09:38 PM (#3467345)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Snowed last night here in RI, then mixed with rain early this morning, making the snow on the car heavy and hard to remove. Luckily it was only a few inches deep.


31 Jan 13 - 06:53 AM (#3473867)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

On the weekend, -40WC. Presently, +13C and 60 gusting to 90kph.


31 Jan 13 - 11:53 AM (#3473881)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Juneau, Alaska: Freezing rain yesterday and this morning, on its way to rising temperatures.

But odd weather. For about 10 days, up until four days ago, it rained, the billowy snow all disappeared and the temperatures got to the low 40sF.

Bears out of den were sighted- scary for all, because there is nothing for them to eat, except for humans' garbage. With the segue to snow and cold weather I imagine they heaved big sighs and returned to their dens.

A man with his snow machine fell through the ice in the lake in front of our biggest local glacier last weekend and just barely made it out alive- sprawled full length he made his way through the breaking ice until he reached firmer surfaces. His snowmobile remains submerged.


31 Jan 13 - 05:00 PM (#3474029)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

In Sydney, it's been so changeable. we've recently had meltingly hot weather (45.8 = 114f) followed by WILD winds, massive storms and days of soaking rain. we're lucky, in other parts of the country there have been raging bushfires followed by flooding.

this week we had a few pleasant sunny days, I woke up this morning to a brown/grey sky, and wild winds sweeping through the garden. trees bending this way and that, the sound of the wind in the
weeping lilly pillies is like waves crashing on sand.

and now for a cup of tea :-)


31 Jan 13 - 07:31 PM (#3474106)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bat Goddess

Well, we had snow on Monday, freezing rain on Tuesday and unbelievably thick fog on Wednesday. No snow left this morning. The wind is howling through the trees and the dryer vent is flapping to beat the band...almost enough to tip me over the edge. Glad the wind is drying up the mud, though.

Linn


31 Jan 13 - 08:31 PM (#3474131)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Last week here was extremely cold with temps well below freezing. There was some light powdery snow one day--Tuesday, I think. This week has been much milder but with a lot of wind and rain.


31 Jan 13 - 09:20 PM (#3474157)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

Yesterday was 70 F but tommorrow is 24 with an inch of snow.


31 Jan 13 - 09:33 PM (#3474162)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Sleet and ice and freezing rain and cold temps in the high teens and mid 20's(for here, anywho) Friday, late warm-up to almost normal temps for the rest of the weekend, normal on Monday and Tuesday, then 2 days in the 60's and 70's (F), yesterday the wind commenced to blow, thunderstorms and the wind howling, thunderstorms or no (was very glad it is winter with the leaves off the trees). Temps started dropping some this afternoon as the wind began to significantly ebb, and now we are in for a chilly but not unseasonable weekend. Was planning on driving up to Mom's in WV for an overnight this weekend, but three days snow and low temps forecast for the northern half of the journey. Latitude and altitude both in play.

On the otherhand, the winds have scoured out the atmosphere and now it is is a chilly night with an unusually clear sky. Orion right overhead just now.


01 Feb 13 - 09:18 PM (#3474701)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I am glad it turned COLD again. The guy that shingled my roof a couple of years ago will get to my repairs asap.


02 Feb 13 - 03:54 PM (#3474958)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Cold again here, too, but at least it is sunny.


02 Feb 13 - 10:35 PM (#3475127)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: andrew e

Am I missing something, but if you don't say where you are, it doesn't mean much to me.


02 Feb 13 - 10:41 PM (#3475130)
Subject: RE: weather you like where you are? or not
From: Donuel

Hwere do you live andrew? hhh do you have a basement? Are you alone?


03 Feb 13 - 07:19 AM (#3475200)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

It has turned cold in Sydney, the doona is on the bed. We've just had the coolest February weekend in 19 years.


03 Feb 13 - 08:37 AM (#3475215)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

It's so fuckin' cold here in southern Quebec that we no longer have weather.


03 Feb 13 - 07:39 PM (#3475430)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bat Goddess

In case anyone doesn't know my general location, I'm in Nottingham, New Hampshire USA -- about halfway between the New Hampshire/Maine seacoast and the mountains. Southern New Hampshire. Half hour from Portsmouth, but with slightly different weather (inland and uphill).

I moved here to come to a "warm climate"...since I was born in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (ayuh, I'm a Yooper) and grew up in Milwaukee. If you can put up with a Great Lakes winter, just about anything else is moderate. Coastal New Hampshire and coastal southern Maine sure is compared to Wisconsin.

Linn


03 Feb 13 - 08:17 PM (#3475443)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Halifax NS, Canada- Everything was green yesterday, it snowed overnight and this morning, then it turned to rain, and still is raining - The weather can't make up its mind this year, if it is actually winter or not.


03 Feb 13 - 09:15 PM (#3475459)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Sorry, andrew e. I'm in Rhode Island.


04 Feb 13 - 08:43 AM (#3475599)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I have said Moncton, NB, CAN so many times in the past dozen years that I tend to assume almost everyone here is in the know. Technically... sorry.


07 Feb 13 - 10:50 PM (#3476937)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: bobad

Why it was so cold here today I saw a lawyer with his hands in his own pockets.


08 Feb 13 - 09:35 AM (#3477115)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,999

It was so cold yesterday that I saw a hitchhiker holding up a picture of his thumb!


08 Feb 13 - 07:19 PM (#3477331)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

We have a blizzard going on right now in Rhode Island and most of New England. Some people have already lost power. I'm good for now.


09 Feb 13 - 04:44 PM (#3477667)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

61 degrees and sunny in the mountains of North Georgia.


23 Feb 13 - 08:43 AM (#3482839)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

It's raining in Sydney. Thunderstorms, heavy soaking saturating constant rain. The cat has come in, wet, and the skies are just pouring bucketloads of rain.

Flood warnings in NSW, two flood related deaths already, and sheets of rain pouring across the state.

And, thinking of rain..

My Country

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 cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
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 hush 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 threefold.
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze ...

An 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.

******

©Dorothea MacKellar


23 Feb 13 - 08:53 AM (#3482850)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

This song really needs to be belted out by a big baritone, in a strong declamatory style. But in the meantime, this gives you an idea of the song (and of how wet it is here)

Hey Rain by Bill Scott


23 Feb 13 - 08:14 PM (#3483093)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

from the local paper: Mini tornadoes hit hundreds of homes across Sydney and the Illawarra region overnight, there is flooding across NSW. One resident of north Sydney's Kirribilli described seeing a "funnel cloud" that struck just after midnight, bringing down trees in the Willoughby Street area, damaging cars and ripping off the roof of the Kirribilli Sailing Club. The wind "sounded like a freight train," and the cloud was between 50-100m wide.


24 Feb 13 - 06:32 AM (#3483187)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill

Woke up this morning, even though my back door was closed and locked, the wind had driven water under the door and onto the floor in my living room. Rain got into my neighbour's roof, and broke through her ceiling pouring into her house.


24 Feb 13 - 02:04 PM (#3483308)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Oh, no! Stay safe--and dry!


06 Mar 13 - 09:53 AM (#3487034)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

Here in the mountains of North Georgia there's just enough snow today to make it beautiful. We moved here recently from New Hampshire to be near our kids. Thought I'd never see snow again.


07 Mar 13 - 12:08 AM (#3487373)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

It's Wednesday night, and it's raining in RI. It may turn into snow. Whatever it is, it's supposed to last into Friday.


07 Mar 13 - 08:21 AM (#3487479)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

it's just after midnight on Friday & very humid, temperature is 22.6Celcius

I HATE HUMIDITY! The little fan is blowing air on me & I feel a bit cooler, but as soon as I turn it off to go to bed ...

at least I have the bigger fan on my bedside table ...

We have 71% humidity at the moment here near Sydney harbour (did I say I hate humidity???) but the poor buggers in Sydney's west & south west are several degrees cooler but have 80-96% humidity - lucky me!

forecast is for 19 Celcius overnight rising to 26 in the day for the rest of Friday.

sandra (getting ready to log-off & turn of the living room fan)


07 Mar 13 - 11:50 AM (#3487564)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

Yesterday it snowed for hours: sometimes heavily. Today- almost no remnants.
33°F-36°F will do that. We dodged the bullet. 20 miles away, they were building snowmen.


07 Mar 13 - 05:36 PM (#3487716)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke

Well - it is Spring here on the South coast of England.

There is blossom on the trees, the spring bulbs are all in flower, the air is mild - and it is so misty you can't see the end of the street and it is pouring down with rain.

Oh yes Spring in England.


09 Mar 13 - 11:33 AM (#3488408)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

The part of RI where I live dodged the bullet, too. We had mostly rain with only a thin coating of wet snow Friday morning. Some other parts of the state got more, but I think most areas were in the 3-inch zone with a few parts getting slightly more. If it had all been snow, we would have been in much worse shape. And while there were strong winds, I haven't heard anything about power outages. I guess from Hurricane Sandy until now, the damage to power lines had already been done. The trees had already fallen and the lines had already been repaired.


09 Mar 13 - 11:44 AM (#3488415)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

Sunny and 60 degrees in the mountains of North Georgia (USA). The daffodils are looking good.


10 Mar 13 - 09:13 AM (#3488681)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: terrier

I just love weather. Here in North Wales,UK, as usual, it's...undecided!


10 Mar 13 - 10:03 AM (#3488709)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

10 mins ago it was 23.1C with 68% humidity in my neck of th woods - almost 1am on Monday morning.

Monday forecast is it will fall 3 degrees overnight & get up to 27. The rest of the week will be around 28 most day, which of course means high humidity.

We have some nasty hot weather heading our way from the south & south west of the country.

sandra (getting pissed off with this never-ending hot humid weather!)


11 Mar 13 - 07:04 AM (#3489048)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rusty Dobro

Snow, proper snow, in Eastern England! Not what we expect in mid-March!


11 Mar 13 - 08:02 AM (#3489066)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Pete Jennings

And it's bloody freezing here in Staffordshire, with light snow that isn't settling as yet. Razor-blade wind though...


11 Mar 13 - 09:26 AM (#3489100)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: billybob

snow here in Frinton on sea, and a bitter east wind.


12 Mar 13 - 08:51 AM (#3489504)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Charmion

It's raining in Ottawa, grey and generally mizerubble. Environment Canada's crystal ball says the temperature will drop below freezing again soon, bringing a bit of sun and probably rather a lot of glare ice but welcome all the same, for the sake of the maple syrup season.


12 Mar 13 - 10:20 PM (#3489771)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

It's raining here in Rhode Island, too, and it's windy, but it is not supposed to turn to snow.


12 Mar 13 - 10:34 PM (#3489777)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Nice.

It's currently (1.30pm) 25 deg C with a light breeze blowing from the south west. Other parts of Oz are still having unseasonably hot and humid weather but here in the north west of New South Wales summer is winding down. Trees are beginning to show signs of the coming autumn with fading colours, and the vine - could be an ornamental grape - covering a corner of the fence round a local football ground is already red and bronze! Nights are much cooler than just a few weeks ago so sleeping is easier.


15 Mar 13 - 11:02 AM (#3490712)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: pdq

This time of year, the US can have an extreme spread in themperatures...

NATIONAL TEMPERATURE EXTREMES

HIGH THU...100 AT THERMAL CA AND OCOTILLO WELLS CA

LOW THU...13 BELOW ZERO AT 2 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF STAMBAUGH MI AND WAKEFIELD MI


15 Mar 13 - 11:58 AM (#3490726)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Here in Juneau in southeastern Alaska, after a month or so of springlike weather, we are under a winter storm advisory for snow and blowing snow. It was to have arrived at 4:00 this morning and to last until 7:00 tonight- well, it *is* snowing but grass is still poking through so not much has accumulated.

On the other hand, the snow is fine and persistent. We'll see what happens by tonight.


15 Mar 13 - 06:26 PM (#3490879)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

They have now lifted the weather advisory. It's still a little gusty but the accumulated snow measures perhaps 2 1/2 inches. So now- on to Spring?


15 Mar 13 - 09:56 PM (#3490936)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

i hope so, Ebbie! In Rhode Island, it is very cold and windy with possible snow flurries overnight but no accumulation expected.


15 Mar 13 - 11:03 PM (#3490943)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Amos

In coastal SOuthern Caqlifornia the sea-mist rises early in the morning and crawls down the streets, hangs from trees and flowers, and makes everything look ghostly and intimate like a lover's sleeping breath. The trees look like explosions of fog and the streets only crawl if there is any traffic at all.

By nine AM, the mists have been banished by the sturdy persuasions of a rising sun, the skies clear away to a pristine blue dotted with white fluff, and the city bustles to life. The temperature climbs from 55 degrees F at sunrise to 75 degrees in short order, over-coats and sweaters are tossed into the back seats of cars, dogs come out to romp and mark their turf on the grassy fields and canyon paths, and the world is blessed with a golden, benevolent warmth that lasts until sundown.

Then the mists start to move in again, wisping through the dark streets and across the busy highways as people head for home after a day of busy productive work, one assumes. No guarantees, of course. The weather does not care whether you've been productive or not.

The clouds roll in, mist again covers the valleys, and night falls in peace on a comfortable land. Occasionally Orion, a few planets, and the inconstant moon peer through the mist to reassure the world that space has not gone awry. Only the foolish and naive are reassured, but the gesture is always appreciated.


15 Mar 13 - 11:04 PM (#3490944)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Amos

ANd ONE K!


16 Mar 13 - 01:56 AM (#3490960)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

It's still snowing. (I cannot resist 1001.)


16 Mar 13 - 07:39 AM (#3491026)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

April may be the cruelest month, but March bites, too, in the higher regions of New Hampshire. Just 10 miles away in the valley, green shoots are poking up and crocuses are preparing to make their appearance. Here in the hills we still have over a foot of snow on the ground, ice everywhere, and the forecast for the week promises no thaw in sight. Forget February, I dream of heading South for the months of March and April. Now is when I'm sick of winter!


16 Mar 13 - 05:35 PM (#3491203)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

On the western shores of the Caribbean, though one may read much of the night, the question of whether to go south does not arise at this time of year, there being no winter here. All here are presently enjoying typical March weather - lots of bright and warm sunlight, strong breezes and very little rain. If only I could share this with some of the less fortunate.


16 Mar 13 - 06:53 PM (#3491224)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

It's lovely weather here for March but I must say, Amos... fuck off.

Meant in a nice way, of course.


16 Mar 13 - 10:58 PM (#3491287)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gurney

The first showers in Auckland after a long, long Summer.
Not enough to break the drought.

Morning light taking 1.5 hours longer to arrive.


17 Mar 13 - 05:58 PM (#3491545)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

St. Pat's Day in style! Beautiful day and THEN cloud and wind and a snow squall... nasty! And then sunshine and snow and wind and then sun. A "Smelt Storm". Mum is 86 and never saw a St. Pat's Day without a storm of some type.


19 Mar 13 - 09:13 PM (#3492423)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

We had snow overnight which changed to rain in the early morning. While there were only a few inches on the ground and my car, it was heavy snow.


25 Mar 13 - 10:13 AM (#3494624)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

38 degrees and snowing lightly in the mountains of North Georgia (USA), where we moved recently. Quite shocking to this old Yankee.


25 Mar 13 - 10:23 AM (#3494627)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

After a couple of days of unexpected (to me!)snow we have reverted to light rain and expect a high of 40F today.


25 Mar 13 - 11:11 AM (#3494651)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

Snowing like crazy in Maryland/DC...but only sticking on the ground a bit. It is white out there, but streets are just wet and slightly slushy. We are expecting snow..changing to rain... and back to snow... for the next 12 hours- then into the 50s & 60s by the weekend.


25 Mar 13 - 01:17 PM (#3494697)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Pete Jennings

We had snow all weekend with icy winds here in Staffordshire and across other parts of the country. Some roads on higher ground are still blocked. Unseasonably cold again today (1.5C) but at least the snow has partly melted away.


25 Mar 13 - 10:42 PM (#3494901)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Once again Rhode Island is expecting more snow, bbut only 1-2 inches overnight.


24 May 13 - 01:28 PM (#3518872)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I went out shortly after dawn to sniff the air before the big rain rain due in. Yesterday, the apple blossoms were at the "any day now" stage. BLOOM BOOM! Man it looks purrrdy! And the blossums have a pinkish hue I have never seen before. I'll try to post some pics of it after the ducks and canoes are gone.


31 May 13 - 05:10 PM (#3521308)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Small but nasty lookin thunderstorm is comin in. Might just miss us but I am ready if it doesn't. Got me Kent County Waders (sneakers) ready and I got me light printed (decorum, eh?) boxer shorts on. Gonna stand outside in the rain and sing! 30C... we need a shower!


31 May 13 - 06:29 PM (#3521334)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

We're expecting rain later today, and it will be very welcome.......although the rainfall so far this year has been slightly above the long-term average, it fell back in February-March. The past couple of months have been very very dry so we will take any moisture we can get!


01 Jun 13 - 05:41 AM (#3521479)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Talk about wake ya up! I stood in the middle of the driveway and it just poured! Then, the wind came up... and the temp dropped at least 10 degrees in about 30 seconds and sent me a runnin into the house like a scared child! BRRRRRRRRR!


01 Jun 13 - 09:32 PM (#3521730)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Hot and humid. One degree short of a heat wave. Three consecutive days of 90F temps is a heat wave. It was above 90 on Thursday and Friday, but today it was 89. The heat should continue tomorrow but break on Monday. I'm waiting to hear a forecast for the days of the Mystic Sea Music Festival. I'll be there no matter what, but I want to know what to pack.


03 Jun 13 - 12:19 AM (#3522099)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Cooling, anticipating rain. Also, forecasts are predicting rain for the Mystic Sea Music Festival.


09 Nov 13 - 10:22 AM (#3574160)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Snowflakes! Not many. Tiny things. But they ARE snowflakes.


09 Nov 13 - 10:49 PM (#3574307)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

40 degrees and dark in the mountains of North Georgia. (USA)


10 Nov 13 - 01:55 AM (#3574322)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Friday night in Rhode Island the temp dipped below freezing, I think for the first time this fall.


10 Nov 13 - 04:30 AM (#3574338)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Kampervan

Here in Faversham Kent it was cold overnight but no frost.

Today is clear blue skies with sunshine, crisp with a bite in the air.

All in all, a great autumn day.

Let's all go for a walk.

K/van


10 Nov 13 - 11:30 AM (#3574414)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST

It's pissing rain in southern Quebec. About 5 degrees C or 43 F. Joy!


10 Nov 13 - 11:41 AM (#3574419)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Light snow today. Still snow on the round from two falls of 4-5 inches each. Ground frozen. Winter is here!
Ski areas gearing up for the season and mountain hotels adding staff.


10 Nov 13 - 12:19 PM (#3574426)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

My heart goes out to you, Q... but I suspect not for long. Wet flurries/rain is strating within a few hours and shall last 24h with rain or snow Tuesday. Our ground has not yet started to freeze.


11 Nov 13 - 02:25 AM (#3574588)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

The high today was at 8 o'clock tonight: 35F! Says it "feels like 26". This morning it was 21. A bit cloudy tonight but sunny today.

If our ground is frozen at all, it isn't frozen deep yet. Leaves and puddles are sparkling and crisp though.

We often have a White Hallowe'en but not this year. I hope we get lots of snow but not so much ice.


12 Nov 13 - 08:28 PM (#3575134)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

First snow of the season in RI today, at least in my part, but I think it was the first snow anywhere in this state. And in my part it was the fat, wet stuff. I heard there were some cars skidding on the roads, but the time I left this morning at 9 AM the roads I drove on were wet but not slippery.

Snow at this time of year is early, although we have sometimes had snow even earlier.


13 Nov 13 - 12:50 PM (#3575309)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

42 degrees and sunny in the mountains of North Georgia. (USA)


13 Nov 13 - 02:05 PM (#3575321)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

CC (Carol for those who remember) awoke to a layer of snowy ice on her car this AM in SC. SC! BRRRRRRRRR! Earliest snow in SC ever, I believe.

Our weather is up down hellwest and crooked as is the norm in fall. The Yanks send us warm air (mostly rains) from the south. It stalls when it hits the Atlantic just north of PEI. This hot air rises and sucks in cold air from the north and west of us. This repeats in ever dwindle temperatures until the Yanks stop sending us warm air and then we endure a never boring winter, at best. So, as a Herring Choker, I blame the Yanks for all this mayhem. Screw Free Trade. I want a Free Weather Agreement. I sall write a Goddamn letter to that effect to my MP forthwith with forthwit.


13 Nov 13 - 04:02 PM (#3575349)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

Herring choker? Is that anything like a puddle jumper? In my youth, when I began to work for a living one of the workers called me a puddle jumper, and I didn't know what they meant.


13 Nov 13 - 10:16 PM (#3575440)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST

Herring Choker = New Brunswicker (nb.ca).

Puddle jumper?


13 Nov 13 - 11:22 PM (#3575450)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Gnu:

I didn't do it! Don't blame me!

Swamp Yankee


17 Nov 13 - 06:34 PM (#3576576)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Midwest USA Mudcatters- everyone ok? We're seeing this:
"Particularly Dangerous Situation issued for parts of Central U.S.

Tornado Watches indicating a Particularly Dangerous Situation have been issued for parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri. Several rapidly-moving, intense tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, large hail events and damaging winds are expected in these watch areas. A High or Moderate Risk of severe weather is in effect for most of the Upper Midwest and Ohio Valley. "
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Indianapolis&state=IA&site=DMX&textField1=41.3969&textField2=-92.4333#.UolP5uL


17 Nov 13 - 06:48 PM (#3576580)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,laptopgnu

Yes.... very serious, m. An NFL football game has been delayed.


17 Nov 13 - 09:35 PM (#3576612)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

That's a good one gnu. I'll laugh after I've heard from friends in Indiana and Missouri. One, a 90+ gentleman is sitting in the dark waiting to learn if his family will need to get to him for emergency evacuation. Others I can't reach. By tomorrow they should be able to contact us.


18 Nov 13 - 09:57 AM (#3576739)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Any news, m?


18 Nov 13 - 10:25 AM (#3576750)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

We had fire hose rain arriving horizontal in screaming wind last night (Southeast Michigan). I haven't heard of any serious damage nearby, but Tim Horton's was jammed with people who didn't have power to make their coffee at home. Our own power didn't blink at all this time.


18 Nov 13 - 01:54 PM (#3576805)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

THANK GOD YE DIDN'T HAFTA GO UP TA HORTON'S EH? I have long been of the opinion that the change to plastic swizzel sticks has not improved the coffee but only left many pigeons unemployed. Oh yeah... you didn't know? Tim's use ta pay pigeons in stale doughnuts fer retrievin the wooden swizzle sticks fer ta grind up ta make more coffee with. Not well known, that. But, jus look round, eh? See all them pigeons walkin round with sad faces? lookin fer handouts? Tim's.

She's comin down in sheets on yer diagonals ere now. I got tree foot eaves wit short windows in me sout bedroom and I can't open a window me zon, me zon. Jus seen tree ducks carryin a canoe wit er ead round ta the weadder, sir. If yer chickens ain't tethered, be no eggs fer a while, sure.


18 Nov 13 - 07:52 PM (#3576871)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

All are ok, thanks. My 90+ friend is still alone, waiting for someone to change a hearing aid battery, but he's ok.


18 Nov 13 - 09:42 PM (#3576891)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

I'm glad your friends are okay, Maeve.

It was foggy and drizzly here yesterday and poured last night. Today was sunny and warm enough so that at most only a sweater was needed.


19 Nov 13 - 02:14 PM (#3577100)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Glad to hear it, m.

Today's weather here would be welcome in late March or April. Nuff said.


19 Nov 13 - 10:23 PM (#3577213)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

And cold and windy today. I wore a sweater, a fleece jacket, and a wool cap pulled down over my ears. It wasn't enough!


19 Nov 13 - 10:31 PM (#3577216)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST

We, in Canada, don't have weather. We have climate.


20 Nov 13 - 12:25 AM (#3577233)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

In Juneau, in southeastern Alaska, we've had nippy weather the last week or so, temperatures vacillating between 17 degrees to 7, Fahrenheit, of course. Not bad, at all, at least until the wind kicks up. Tonight we've been told that by tomorrow night we could have a heavy dump of snow, followed by rain, with snow showers for the next week or two. At the moment it is snowing lightly, and it's scuddering around on the pavement (asphalt). Still nippy.


20 Nov 13 - 12:22 PM (#3577428)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Minus 22 C. in the old cowtown (Calgary) last night. We are all quivering like Jello. Have ordered sealskin underwear.


20 Nov 13 - 01:57 PM (#3577464)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Ebbie... "Not bad, at all, at least until the wind kicks up." Yup. Wind sucks when it blows. I can take any kinda weather without wind.

Q... when are ya headed south? >;-)


21 Nov 13 - 12:01 PM (#3577747)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Troubadour

To quote an old Music Hall double entendre:

Winter Draws on!

And they are.


06 Jan 14 - 02:02 PM (#3589491)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST

like THIS; 5 degrees f, -14 wind chill, much colder promised for the next day or two.


06 Jan 14 - 02:07 PM (#3589495)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

That last picture is from Michigan, where frogprince lives :)


06 Jan 14 - 02:43 PM (#3589510)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

We had -21.6 F, -32 F windchill effect until yesterday. Today it's driving rain and strong winds and flooding at 50.6 F. Tonight, the Arctic Vortex brings a return to below freezing. At least the thaw allowed access into the chicken pen so the chooks can have some outside time under protection.


06 Jan 14 - 03:01 PM (#3589521)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bert

Bleedin' 'taters!   Brrrr.


06 Jan 14 - 03:03 PM (#3589522)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Acme

Wow, maeve, that's kind of a meteorological flipping the switch on and off again quickly - a freeze after all of that water? Ouch!

For North Texas we're threatened with rolling blackouts or brownouts today because of the high demand for electricity - it got to 13o last night and is only going to come up to 32o during the day, then way down again tonight. We're not accustomed to so much of this, and temps this low are quite rare.

SRS


06 Jan 14 - 03:09 PM (#3589523)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

I visualise the day when humankind goes underground. :)


06 Jan 14 - 06:26 PM (#3589574)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

What maeve said. Fun stuff. As I type, I can hear my neighbour chopping ice. Thank goodness we got off light. In the SW of nb.ca, thousands were without power for over a week. Please Old Man Winter... please make it really winter. Full moon on the 16th here. Got me fingers crossed this will stop soon.


06 Jan 14 - 06:42 PM (#3589576)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,michaelr

What's the weather like? Ridiculous, here in Northern California. There's a high pressure system that's been parked for three weeks now: 70 the high, 32 the low, and we haven't had any real rain in 2 1/2 years.


06 Jan 14 - 07:00 PM (#3589582)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: bobad

Why the Entire Country Is Frozen Solid


06 Jan 14 - 07:13 PM (#3589585)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: brashley46

It is colder that polar bear crap right now here in Toronto ... -14 C with significant wind chill. We just thawed out from the great Christmas ice storm and now this. My buddy Marc Matthieu up in Hearst ON would be used to this ... I am not any more. We are getting his weather, my friends in Oklahoma are getting ours. Ghu only knows what it is like in Attawapiskat or Iglulik right now. Global weather chaos, welcome to the 21st century.


06 Jan 14 - 09:09 PM (#3589607)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Inconsistent! Colder than usual with snow and extreme windchill Thursday and Friday, still cold Saturday, less so Sunday, mild and rainy today but going down below freezing tonight so we're anticipating black ice in the morning. And I have to go back out before bedtime to raise my car's windshield wipers into the snowstorm salute so they won't freeze to the windshield. Wish I'd remembered to do that when I parked it.


07 Jan 14 - 12:35 AM (#3589627)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Last Friday we had the hottest temperature ever recorded in this town, 45.1 deg C, or 113.something in old money. Hottest temperature in my entire life. While my poor baby (35 YO but still my baby) is freezing in Toronto,Canada, we are melting here in Oz.


07 Jan 14 - 12:33 PM (#3589788)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Black belt caterpillar wrestler

Over here in Lancashire it has been wet and windy but much warmer than this time last year. Electric bill for December is about 1/3 that of last year's. The water is running downhill across the top of the grass in what I call "winter bournes", having lived in the south. All the reservoirs look full.


07 Jan 14 - 02:38 PM (#3589813)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Dorothy Parshall

On a group on FB, someone complained about 57F!! I informed her that was 70 degrees warmer than we were! It is all relative and I am relatively tired of being COLD! Today is only minus 14 C. Hoping for a weekend of just barely above freezing. Be nice to have a break!


07 Jan 14 - 02:59 PM (#3589818)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

All relative. It's been 10-20 degrees and windy for the past couple of days here in the mountains of North Georgia (USA). We've been bitching and whining. When I lived in New Hampshire and vicinity for the previous 71 years we barely noticed a 20 degree day.


07 Jan 14 - 03:17 PM (#3589824)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: bobad

At least it's good for something


07 Jan 14 - 03:50 PM (#3589830)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

"Good for something"... well, if your beer NEEDS to be cold to be palatable.. *grin*.

Here in the metro Wash DC area, we are durned chilly at about 110F, but no snow and no major issues... (except for a few old water mains cracking and some very cold repair crews).

I am not exactly used to this in recent years, but 60 years ago I walked a paper route in Wichita, Kans. in 20F.... a time or two. I did shopping just BEFORE the Big Chill, so we can stay inside till it eases a bit on Thurs.


07 Jan 14 - 06:48 PM (#3589884)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

While it is rare to get this cold here in NC, at least it will be short and there was no ice or rain. I dread the ice storms much worse than I dread the cold.

maeve, you win the prize for hitting opposite extremes in record time!


08 Jan 14 - 12:56 PM (#3590082)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Windchill temp (WC) here is only -22C but it's -11C so it's time we invented a new "feels like" temp scale for the interior of a building. I'd suggest the Kee Kee* (KK). Such a scale would indicate the perceived effect of the combination of ambient temp and wind on the average indoor temp over time by taking into account the measure of the rate of heat loss from a building and the proportional length of the heating system cycle above and below the thermostat setting, that is, the the ratio of the length of time during which the interior temp is lower than the thermostat setting to the length of time above it. Perhaps a specific example would more clearly illustrate the premise for my proposal than a continuation of the discussion in the above manner. For such purpose, I will use an example which relates to my experience as I type.

Heating system : central electric forced air; cycle +/- 2C

Case 1 : -20C, -30WC.
Cycle off - 15 minutes
Cycle on - 20 minutes

Case 2 : -10C, -30C.
Cycle off - 10 minutes
Cycle on - all fuckin day












* Kee Kee Keeriste it's cold!


09 Jan 14 - 12:32 PM (#3590415)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Awwwww RATS!

Case 2 : -10C, -30WC.


09 Jan 14 - 11:41 PM (#3590545)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Still below freezing here but only by a few degrees and the wind has died down. It felt almost tropical! Well, maybe not. I still wore a long wool coat, scarf and hat, but most of the day I left my mittens in my car!


10 Jan 14 - 04:27 PM (#3590755)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Don Firth

Bear cub comes romping up to his mother and says, "Mommy, what kind of bear am I?"

"Why, you're a polar bear, honey," sez his mother.

The cub wanders off, looking thoughtful.

After a bit, comes back and asks, "Mommy, what kind of bear did you say I was?"

Again, she say's "Well, you're a polar bear."

Again, the cub shambles off, looking thoughtful.

Then he comes back and asks once more, "What kind of bear did you say I am, Mommy?"

"You're a polar bear, honey. Why do you keep asking?"

"B-b-b-because I'm f-f-f-freezing my b-butt off!!"

Don Firth


11 Jan 14 - 01:33 PM (#3591062)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Near 70 F. In the single and teen digits 5 days ago. Currently under severe thunderstorm warning and tornado warning. Dark as twilight right now and the wind is raging. The weather radio alert is going off every 2 minutes as storms move across the Piedmont. Wish it was practical for the alarms to not cover such a large area. Ditches and gutters overflowing. Tree limbs down in the yard and the yard, even though it slopes, looks like a lake. Yikes! I want my mommy!


11 Jan 14 - 01:36 PM (#3591064)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,mg

Very high winds very dark clouds. Temps prob in forties. Cannot find. A decent jacket for this weather. Lands end totally useless.


11 Jan 14 - 02:00 PM (#3591069)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

Steady rain in the 50s all day here in DC.... no serious winds...so far. Supposed to rain till after 6PM


11 Jan 14 - 02:02 PM (#3591070)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

mg, I picked up a rain jacket this fall at a Columbia outlet store that works well for my climate in winter, where temps most often range from the 40's to upper 50's during the day, and it is hard to find a happy medium with respect to dressing in layers and staying dry on wet days. Made from their Omni Heat reflective fabric. Waterproof, breathable, and reflects one's own bodyheat very effectively. Does all it promises to do. Check it out.


11 Jan 14 - 02:51 PM (#3591091)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bat Goddess

We've had it all this week. It was comparatively warm on Monday, then Tuesday was down to about 10F with a brutal wind. But sunny. Wednesday wasn't much different, perhaps a little warmer, but that's when my bathroom pipes burst.

I'm waiting for the plumber right now -- bathroom water has been shut off since Wednesday (which I can live with -- we have a composting toilet). Most of the damage was the pipes under the bathroom window, but it extended into the area under the sink. The problem there is that it's accessed through the closet in the bedroom...which I've been avoiding for several years because of flying squirrel damage. Okay. It's now safe for the plumber and I've not only cleared the floor TO the closet, but shovelled out the closet itself. And this will make it easier for me to do other things that need to be done. (If only the plumber will get here...)

It snowed all yesterday but it was pretty much a nuisance snow -- no real accumulation. Just made driving complicated. So I decided against the 55 mile round trip drive to The Press Room session late afternoon despite REALLY needing a music fix. (And to be with friends...) And freezing rain was predicted before I'd be coming home so that influenced me, too. And the fact that cleaning out that closet and schlepping heavy things down the stairs had worn me out. I was sound asleep in my comfortable bed before the session was over.

AccuWeather says it's supposed to be up to 50F today...but then, more realistically, says the "Real Feel" is about 36F. It's raining. And foggy. And it feels COLD, not 50°. And damp.

I'm feeling overextended...a bit depressed...and the weather is certainly NOT helping! And I can't even hunker down with a bowl of popcorn and episodes of "Stoney Burke" because I'm waiting for the plumber...

Linn


11 Jan 14 - 03:01 PM (#3591094)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: VirginiaTam

Who cares. Flat free holder had free cavity wall insulation installed. It's been boiling in here since last night. We've had the windows open most of the day even though it only got up to 47 celsius today. Wine makes me feel warm too. hic.


11 Jan 14 - 03:07 PM (#3591096)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

Had thunder earlier in the day here in the mountains of North Georgia. Not much rain. It's currently 60 degrees and sunny


11 Jan 14 - 05:01 PM (#3591126)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Thunder- loud. Lightning- bright. Driving wind and rain...in January, in Maine, in winter. All area driveways are glare ice.


11 Jan 14 - 09:22 PM (#3591186)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Another heatwave on the way.....expected temp today, 36 C. Currently just after 1.15pm, and already 35. For the rest of the week - 35, then 36, 38, 39, 39, 39. As a comparison, 36 deg C is 96.8 deg F. No rain is forecast for the near future, or probably the distant future either.

No matter whether you use C or F for your degree measurement, it's bloody hot.


12 Jan 14 - 01:39 AM (#3591210)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

In the news today, JennieG, were stories of Australian wildlife perishing from the heat. For instance, it is said that near Pilbara on "the rugged northwest coast" temperatures have reached 122-123F and that animals, ranging from kangaroos and emus and parrots to bats have died by the thousands. I imagine that's hundreds of miles from you but is your wildlife also being overwhelmed?


12 Jan 14 - 06:39 AM (#3591261)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Gosh! Wild weather all over!

I have all my windows open and the central heating fan running to refresh the inside air. It's almost 10C and it's glorious. Mild weather is forecast for the coming week and the huge drifts and piles of snow are dwindling quickly. The five inches of ice in my driveway have disappeared. I am lovin it!


12 Jan 14 - 09:38 AM (#3591306)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

After yesterday's wild storms the skies are clear, gentle winds and seasonably cool.


12 Jan 14 - 09:46 AM (#3591309)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST

Darned near shorts and t-shirt weather here in Quebec. It's about 35 F or 2 C. First time in a while.


12 Jan 14 - 02:01 PM (#3591400)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bat Goddess

Last Tuesday was 10°F with a vile wind, yesterday was supposedly 50ish, but the "real feel" was close to freezing -- and it was foggy, slushy and spitting rain on top of Friday's snow.

Today is sunny and close to 50°F. Still windy, though. Most of the snow is gone. Forecast is for mild weather. Go figure...

Plumbing is fixed!

Linn


12 Jan 14 - 08:37 PM (#3591510)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Yesterday alternated between fog and wind-driven downpours.

Today was mild until after sunset when the temp dropped. I'm waiting for the forecast on the nightly news!


13 Jan 14 - 03:44 PM (#3591769)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Glad to hear about the plumbing, Linn.


14 Jan 14 - 01:47 AM (#3591872)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST, Eb

Windy and heavy rain tonight here in southeastern Alaska. Snow is almost all gone. Forecast to be warm and wet the rest of the week.

Probably not related but we have a lone bear roaming the town checking bird feeders and garbage cans instead of holing up as he is supposed to. He is reported to be unprosperous looking, rather scruffy. Poor guy isn't going to make it, in all likelihood.


12 Feb 14 - 12:27 PM (#3600775)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

Snowing at a steady pace here in the mountains of North Georgia. It's pretty. 6-10 inches predicted. More ice expected in Atlanta. When we moved here from New Hampshire a year ago, we never expected to see this much snow again.


12 Feb 14 - 01:23 PM (#3600797)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: SINSULL

Stay warm and safe indoors. You may know how to drive in snow and ice but the Georgia-born natives do not.
SINS, about to get another foot of the stuff in Maine


12 Feb 14 - 02:21 PM (#3600815)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

From: GUEST, Eb - PM
Date: 14 Jan 14 - 01:47 AM

Better get the time machine serviced, Eb!


12 Feb 14 - 02:23 PM (#3600816)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

In Juneau, Alaska, we haven't had any new snow since January 5. For the last week or so it's been nippy out - down to 1F this morning - but until then we've had a lot of mild temps and just plain wet.

When this cold snap ends, it could bring some snow but I won't bet on it.


12 Feb 14 - 02:25 PM (#3600817)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I just noticed mine needs service as well...

From: gnu - PM
Date: 13 Jan 14 - 03:44 PM


12 Feb 14 - 02:30 PM (#3600821)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Hmmm... ignore my last two posts. Must be a lack of sleep.


12 Feb 14 - 04:18 PM (#3600852)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

From another thread...

From: gnu - PM
Date: 12 Feb 14 - 05:34 AM

I sit on the lap of winter. As I type, it is -20C about 2m away. The only thing between myself and frostbite is an R12 wall and nuclear power. But, it is gonna warm up... so it can snow. Wild predictions abound in the media, delivered in ominous hype by weather terrorists who desperately need ratings. Environment Canada says "... we could get some "heavy at times" snow, maybe some rain, and expect strong winds in coastal regions... we'll see." Jonna Brewer of the CBC Radio show Early Morning just said that she heard as much as 55cm and high winds. 'Wailin' Kalin Mitchell of CBC NB TV was in fine form last evening and even said 80km winds. I haven't made a final forecast for Thursday night and Friday personally but my preliminary forecast is "It's February in New Brunswick. I need a turnip for my chicken stew."

From that same thread, moments ago...

Well talk about Mudcat Mojo! Downgraded to about 20cm of snow tomorrow eve/night, 70kph, then 30mm of rain, and + (yes +!!!) 7C on Friday. Snow Saturday but not much.

Thanks!


12 Feb 14 - 04:41 PM (#3600857)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

Ebbie... want us to mail you some snow? We are expecting a few billion tons of it... heavy & wet & deep.. around here tomorrow. I have been covering the car, cooking stuff, locating all the shovels, staging bird & squirrel food and crossing my fingers, toes and eyes. (I don't think praying will help.... otherwise 50-60 million other folks would keep it off MY house when thye protect their own)

I'll post tomorrow how it went... if I have power. (I bought charcoal, just in case.)


12 Feb 14 - 04:51 PM (#3600859)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jack the Sailor

Boo ho gnu
We've got a half inch coat of ice on the roads and if there is a single snow tire in 500 miles its on some Quebec mini van on the way to Daytona. The local cops are ordering people to stay off the roads because they are tired of helping idiots get towed out of ditches!


12 Feb 14 - 05:09 PM (#3600863)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Holy moly, JtS! That's wicked bad!


12 Feb 14 - 05:27 PM (#3600872)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Keith A of Hertford

Britain and Europe are suffering the worst storms in living memory.
Vast tracts of England are flooded and may remain so for months.
We had a very wet December, the wettest January since records began and unprecedented rain already this month.
Today hurricane force winds hit our West coast, and another storm is due to hit us on Friday.
No-one can remember anything like it.


12 Feb 14 - 05:32 PM (#3600875)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

The scariest thought is that this may be the new reality! And set to get worse...

How do y'all feel about subterranean living?


12 Feb 14 - 05:37 PM (#3600876)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

I realize that going underground wouldn't be feasible in flood-plain areas. But there are nearly always nearby areas of higher ground.

Actually, I am not really kidding. I have often thought of it in hot desert areas, like Death Valley and the Mojave.

The greatest hazard, it seems to me, would be the reptiles that would seek to share one's cool space.


12 Feb 14 - 05:47 PM (#3600882)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jack the Sailor

We don't need to live underground. A propane tank, and appliances would get us through much worse than this. Or a generator... Or underground power lines.


12 Feb 14 - 06:07 PM (#3600893)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

why not put power lines underground?

Some places, maybe....


12 Feb 14 - 07:28 PM (#3600919)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Ed T

"Temperatures increase 'typically' ~25 degrees celsius per 1 km increase in depth."

Going deep underground may make sense in cold winter climates-start digging :)


12 Feb 14 - 07:58 PM (#3600924)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Storm over Britain.


12 Feb 14 - 10:06 PM (#3600955)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

We have learned to be accustomed to being nearly absolutely protected from the vagarities of nature. No protection is 100% and we no longer take it very well when mother nature practices "tough love." When I lived in a tent, (which I actually have done, btw) there were many challenges, but one of them was not fear of busted water lines and the expense of repairing the damage. Once the nasty weather event was over, it was over. I would prefer to not live in a tent again, but there definitely are advantages if one takes a broad view.


13 Feb 14 - 06:02 AM (#3601039)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Well, what a change. Half the forecast snow, twice he rain, 80kph gusts, and 12C tomorrow!


13 Feb 14 - 06:23 AM (#3601045)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Ed T

hoar frost 

This morning every tree is covered with a heavy layer of wfrost, bI suspdct it is hoar frost.


13 Feb 14 - 06:54 AM (#3601050)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Ed T

marine weather warning 

Tonight, wind and rain, after a possibility of snow.


13 Feb 14 - 10:27 AM (#3601100)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

Woke to 8-9" of snow... almost none falling now, but they predict another heavy band later this afternoon.... maybe another 4-6". So far, no serious problems..(but then I haven't tried to shovel yet.)


13 Feb 14 - 10:43 AM (#3601112)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jack the Sailor

As of 9 this morning trees were blocking the one road in and out of our neighborhood and ground crews were cleaning it up.

Love Grove trees

Carol took some artistic sleet (frozen rain) pictures and put them on facebook.


13 Feb 14 - 10:47 AM (#3601114)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jack the Sailor

Carols' ice pics

https://www.facebook.com/carol.dale.12/media_set?set=a.611152498956940.1073741834.100001865856708&type=1


13 Feb 14 - 12:32 PM (#3601158)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Well, finally, we, in southeast Alaska, are to have winter- a winter storm watch is on for the next 24 hours.

Given the misery this winter's weather has brought others, I know it is insensitive of me to be glad for our new snow- but I do like seasonal weather. I don't want winter storms in April, for instance, nor heavy snow weighting down trees still in full leaf.

I don't require perfection, you see, but I do like excellence. :)


13 Feb 14 - 12:36 PM (#3601160)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

Then I shan't bother mailing you any, Ebbie. Anyway, this batch is pretty heavy & wet, so postage would be prohibitive.


13 Feb 14 - 02:53 PM (#3601192)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

The power stayed on so I am happy. More white stuff with some freezing rain coming down from a second system now but not expected to knock power out. So again, I'm happy.

The cat and I are really enjoying watching all the birds.


13 Feb 14 - 03:18 PM (#3601199)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Oh, pshaw, Bill. I was already watching for a really large truck.


24 Sep 14 - 08:14 PM (#3663459)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

On the western shores of the Caribbean, it is good to see that, with the peak of the 2014 hurricane season now behind us, we still have not been threatened by a hurricane. Thank God. Changing the subject slightly, I hope to be in London in the next 10 days or so. I would be grateful to hear from folks in London how cool the weather is out there at this time. Are sweaters and jumpers already very much in use at this stage?


25 Sep 14 - 11:58 AM (#3663623)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Calgary last week had a pretty heavy snow, causing millions of dollars damages to trees (and the cars or structures beneath them), and power outages.
Heavy frost; trees now yellow and many plants have died back.


25 Sep 14 - 12:35 PM (#3663635)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: pdq

...as that great philosopher Jimmy Buffet once said:

"The weather's here, wish you were beautiful"


25 Sep 14 - 02:51 PM (#3663669)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Drizzly here in Rhode Island today, which is a good thing. We've had a dry summer. This weekend temperatures should be quite warm, but on a few nights recently I contemplated turning on the heat but resisted the urge. I did turn on my electric blanket, though.


25 Sep 14 - 11:41 PM (#3663740)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

Sounds like some philosopher, indeed, pdq!


26 Sep 14 - 07:15 PM (#3663986)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke

The south of England is still warm during the day, tee shirts are enough for the natives but the nights are cooling, and a light jacket or extra layer is welcome in the late evenings.


26 Sep 14 - 08:09 PM (#3663995)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

Rumncoke, I've read what you posted above and find it very helpful. Many thanks. Take care.


28 Sep 14 - 09:28 AM (#3664235)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

Spent a very hot but fun day in peaceful Chetumal in southern Mexico yesterday. Yes, I think you could have fried a snapper on the bonnet of any car on the street there yesterday! Now I must prepare for the autumnal coolness (hopefully not the unseasonable coldness) of London.


28 Sep 14 - 10:07 AM (#3664241)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I don't have to go anywhere for a temperature swing. 27 today and 7 tomorrow.


28 Sep 14 - 09:28 PM (#3664360)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

Sounds like you might be talking of Maritime Provinces weather, Gnu.


28 Sep 14 - 10:09 PM (#3664362)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,ChanteyLass on smart phone . . .

(. . . and this phone is smarter than I am):
The weather in Rhode Island and into New Bedford, MA, was absolutely beautiful all weekend as I traveled back and forth daily for the Working Waterfront Festival. It was sunny and warm with a slight breeze: shirtsleeve weather. Also, the leaves have started to put on their fall colors. They are not at peak yet, but they are getting close. Oh, and the sea music was great as were the spoken word pieces by the fisher poets. The seafood was delicious, and the crafts (as in arts & crafts and boats & ships) were well made. I wish I'd had more money to spend!


29 Sep 14 - 12:06 AM (#3664372)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Kathleen

In Chicago IL. the weather is not doing anything special, just a very slight breeze and dark since it's 11:00 P.M. Tomorrow is when the mice start trying to find a warm place for the winter and to have their babies So I will be outside looking for any tiny hole's that they might be able to get in to the house even though they are very small and cute I am scared of them don't know why since I have never been bitten or slapped by one I am totally scared of them   even dead ones I am not a killer so if they come in I will leave the door open with some cheese outside when they can see it to lure them out of the house


29 Sep 14 - 09:05 AM (#3664435)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

Kathleen, good of you to share with the rest of us as to the weather in Chicago and, more importantly, to have decided to post once again. As to the mice problem, please do keep them out at all costs, as getting rid of them once they enter will not be that simple at all!


29 Sep 14 - 10:22 AM (#3664448)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

here in Sydney is it allegedly early spring.

Today we had 30 on the harbour near where I live, with our western suburbs (usually a few degrees higher) a few degrees cooler. If you prefer degrees F. instead of Celcius, double + add 30 to get an idea of our day.

We also have a crop of nasty summer fires in other parts of the country - as winter has been very dry across the country we can expect a very bad fire season when summer gets here, tho perhaps it is already here.

sandra


29 Sep 14 - 11:52 AM (#3664472)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

NB.ca (Forgot to include my location in my last post... thanks Manuel.) Poor day to paint the kitchen and bathroom. Cold, damp and windy with isolated showers. Yesterday, the windows were closed due to hot weather.)


29 Sep 14 - 01:47 PM (#3664493)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: akenaton

West of Scotland has had the best Summer that I can remember, wall to wall sunshine!

Of course, being a Scot I must say...."We'll pay for it!" :0(


30 Sep 14 - 08:26 AM (#3664676)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

Cold, damp and dark.











Well, it is before sunrise.


30 Sep 14 - 11:09 AM (#3664719)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Guest Over the bar

Warmest September on record, warm Summer also. Armagh Ireland.


30 Sep 14 - 11:21 AM (#3664722)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

Guest Over the bar, I note your post with interest. I wish someone in the south of England, preferably London, would say something about how September has been, especially the end, weather-wise.


30 Sep 14 - 12:15 PM (#3664738)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

70 degrees (f), sunny and beautiful here in the mountains of North Georgia, USA.


30 Sep 14 - 12:19 PM (#3664741)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,#

Snow up to my waist. Freakin' cold.


30 Sep 14 - 12:21 PM (#3664744)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,#

Sorry. It was a calendar I left on the month of February. My bad.


30 Sep 14 - 04:16 PM (#3664798)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke

Considering that it will be October in the morning we have had a good year here is Dorset.
the weather has been warm We are still enjoying warm days, the apples are still growing larger on our trees, but by about 9 o'clock at night it is becoming chilly so going out to the supermarket makes me think I should look for my jacket, though it has not yet made be turn back to find it - but I am of hardy Yorkshire stock raised in the North of England and we don't get many sports cars up there - it is difficult to even find them when it snows.


30 Sep 14 - 07:24 PM (#3664837)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

My daughter had to scrape the ice from the windshield this morning when she came to town.
Dark and drear, but not really cold; near freezing at night, 10C the high today.
Deciduous trees yellow. Our decorative potted plants outside froze, so time to clear the pots.


30 Sep 14 - 07:26 PM (#3664838)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Sorry- the last was Calgary, Canada.


01 Oct 14 - 03:55 AM (#3664916)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler

The last year has been rather different from the previous few. The lowest temperature here in Pennine Lancashire last winter was -0.8C as opposed to -16C last year.
We have had very little wind for the last three months compared to the last few years as well.
I'm well on the way to making lawns from what was field after cutting the grass so many times this year.
The temperature last night at 10:00pm was 14C.


02 Oct 14 - 06:42 PM (#3665498)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Three days of gentle rain will slightly alleviate fairly dry conditions recently. Last night I turned on the heat for the first time since late spring, but I left it on only while I took a shower and my hair dried!


02 Oct 14 - 08:01 PM (#3665519)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

Commendable resistance there, ChanteyLass. And since you didn't go all the way, I, for one, will not count that one against you.


03 Oct 14 - 04:20 PM (#3665801)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

At the rate our weather is going, we'll have snow on the ground before Hallowe'en, maybe as early as next week. Snow has already reached down the mountains toward us as far as the treeline.

We've had a cool, wet summer. Not unheard of, by any means, but very different from the summer of 2013 when we had a lot of sunshine.


04 Oct 14 - 02:59 AM (#3665921)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Janet

Temperatures have been extremely hot here in Southern, California and the temp. for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 is supposed to be around 106 degrees in the area where I live.

It's unbelievable that here we are in October and it is going to be that hot tomorrow. Well of course as I type this it is close to midnight - Oct. 3, and even at this time of night I have to have the air conditioner going. It is still very, very warm even close to mid-night. Tomorrow, I plan to be in an air-conditioned car, an air-conditioned restaurant for lunch and then back home.

There are different outdoor events scheduled for this weekend that I would have liked to attend but most are outdoors like a day time food and craft festival or some other events - but man, 106 degrees outside - no way! I am not near the beach at all and anyway the beaches will probably be packed.


04 Oct 14 - 12:32 PM (#3666034)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Cloudy, damp with rain expected later for the fourth day in a row. I keep telling myself the earth needs it.


11 Oct 14 - 12:22 AM (#3667995)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

On the whole,London, England has been delightfully cool and, of course, wet since we arrived here last Sunday morning. But the sun's few appearances have been entirely welcome. A whirlwind visit to Canterbury and Wye Kent yesterday got us away from the rain.


12 Oct 14 - 09:27 PM (#3668488)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

We had a lot of rain on Saturday, especially in the morning. Today, Sunday, was gorgeous: very cool but sunny. The fall foliage seems slow to show up this year. Often by now it is at its peak. That's true here in Rhode Island and in southeastern Connecticut, where I spent the day.


13 Oct 14 - 05:50 AM (#3668553)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Earlier this evening we had a thunderstorm with rain, actual real live wet rain, falling onto our garden.......and, hopefully, farms in the district too. The drought has been biting hard for some time now so any rain is welcome - our town received 10 mls, but a local agronomist said tonight on the news that we need at least 150 mls to make much difference to current conditions.


13 Oct 14 - 07:33 PM (#3668821)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Janet... my heart goes out to you! I hope you have relief from the heat.

First decent frost yesterday. Now back up to 20C daytime. It will bounce back and forth here in the Canuck Merrytimes until it doesn't. Buying four cans of gas tomorrow on sale (double Coop coupons) for the quip and generator. I am a Boy Sprout... always prepared. >;-)


13 Oct 14 - 09:03 PM (#3668839)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

JennyG's post paints a pretty grim picture. I am wondering what part of the globe is experiencing the drought she has described to us.


14 Oct 14 - 02:18 AM (#3668886)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Guest Manuel, I live in Tamworth, a town in north-western New South Wales, Oz.

After I wrote that last post we had more rain for a grand total of 19 mls over 24 hours yesterday, and more storms and rain are forecast tonight. Oz has cycles of drought and flood, drought and flood; we had a flood four years ago and well above average rain for a couple of years, but last year (after a promising start) was below average and this year even more so. Concern is felt because town water supplies are a bit low and we are heading into what is forecast to be a dry hot summer again, last year's summer was the hottest ever.

But what the heck, next year we might have a flood again......


14 Oct 14 - 09:32 AM (#3668973)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

& I'm about 5 hours south east of Jennie, near the world-famous Sydney Harbour, & a km or 2 west of the even more famous Bondi Beach.

We are in the middle (end?)of a big storm & in the past 15 hours have had 53mm of rain, most of it in the past 6 or so hours) a lot more than Tamworth has received. Go away, rain - head out into the dry inland areas, we don't need you here on the coast. Sydney weather radar

In the past 5 or 6 hours the Sydney & surrounding areas have had floods & blackouts etc. I'm keeping my torch close just in case, I'd hate to try to avoid all the stuff that lives on the floor in a search for light.

sandra, 12.30am Wednesday morning


as a poet, Dorothy McKeller put it we live in a land of droughts & flooding rains & here's a bit of light relief

my favourite drought relief cartoon

cartoon - drought relief floods


14 Oct 14 - 10:13 AM (#3668993)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

Thanks for the enlightenment, JennieG. Here's hoping Tamworth and surrounding areas get that additional 131 mls, and more, before long.


14 Oct 14 - 12:47 PM (#3669049)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

Sandra, the nicholson cartoon emphasises your point quite well! Thanks. Hope the downpour goes away for a while.


15 Oct 14 - 12:05 AM (#3669216)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: brashley46

Still warmish, fixin' to rain here in Toronto ...


15 Oct 14 - 01:36 AM (#3669223)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Yesterday and today, barely an hour south-east of here, it snowed! It's supposed to be hot in the middle of October, geez!

So yesterday and today it is not ~quite~ warm.


15 Oct 14 - 11:08 AM (#3669401)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

last night I slept undeer my 80% down quilt after several nights under my finest woollen blanket with the fan blowing nearby!

Today I wore winter clothes after days of spring clothes.

Quilt & winter clothes were meant for the weekend when I'll be at a festival several hours south where life is cooler, not for Sydney.

sandra


01 Dec 14 - 01:39 PM (#3681504)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

The HORROR! The CARNAGE! It was 13C just an hour ago here in Moncton, NB.ca... the children are stricken with grief and tears... snowmen (snowpersons?) are mere puddles containing rocks and carrots and... I can't bear to type the graphic description of such tragedy... dead!... all of them dead. No news at eleven.


01 Dec 14 - 04:14 PM (#3681542)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Rhode Island's h aving a heat wave, too, after unseasonably low temperatures on Saturday. We were told to expect more severe cold in a day or two.


01 Dec 14 - 07:59 PM (#3681605)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I think it's -12 here tomorrow. Such are the Merrytimes of Canuckistan eh?


02 Dec 14 - 12:00 AM (#3681640)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Temps and cloud cover bouncing all over the place. Today was sunny and about 70 f. Sunday was cloudless and mild, in the low to mid 60's. Friday was chilly and Saturday was cool. Tomorrow, rain and high of 46. Bounces a bit the rest of the week but headed for more seasonable weather in the low to mid 50's as the week goes on.

Typical erratic late fall here on the Piedmont of North Carolina. Not a wet fall, but at least not completely droughty.


02 Dec 14 - 09:54 PM (#3681988)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

For four or five days we had brilliant blue weather with high temps of around 20. Beautiful, no ice underfoot, no wind.

Then day before yesterday it clouded up and started snowing. Not a whole lot. We ended up with an official 8 inches.

Tonight it is raining into the snow. It is forecast to freeze overnight. Gonna be a slippery drive in the morning...


03 Dec 14 - 04:04 AM (#3682019)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

here in just-after-sundown-Sydney it's still bloody hot & humid. I'm close to the harbour (can't see it!) and get the same weather as at the official Sydney location Observatory Hill.

14 mins ago it was 21.4C with 87% humidity. About an hour ago we had a big storm - lotsa' rain - in a tropical fashion - down it came then away it went! 22mm fell between 6.30 & 7pm. Max temp today was 29.3C.

forecast for today (Wednesday) was min 21 & max 29 with the same tomorrow, & we are expecting more rain.

sandra


03 Dec 14 - 04:31 AM (#3682028)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

"... it's still bloody hot & humid." Ouch!


03 Dec 14 - 06:48 AM (#3682070)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke

Here on the South coast of England the weather is decidedly chilly for short sleeves - I think less hardy souls than I are in overcoats now. The temperature overnight went below freezing inland, I am sure. The barometer is showing high pressure the sky is clear and the sun is shining, so all in all a good day, just cold.


03 Dec 14 - 01:48 PM (#3682196)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

15kph tops this AM. LOTS of accidents on the roads. Every time the radio announcer came on, he said SLOW DOWN! I helped some elderly people up ta yer Sobeys get in and out for groceries... got my quota+ of good deeds for today done in jig time. The temp is up to 5C now but she's windy and heavy rain. Back to -10C by Friday. Makes a man feel ALIVE! And bloody wet and cold. Brrrrrrr... grrrrrrrrr.


03 Dec 14 - 03:32 PM (#3682226)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Well - it's not cold.

I live 5-6 hours drive north-west from Sandra, who lives in the heart of Sydney in the Big Smoke, and here today in the Small Smoke very welcome rain is forecast. Welcome because we are in drought, and the drought is biting hard; we are now banned from using hoses to water our gardens (or for any other purpose), although we can use buckets or watering cans between 6pm and 8pm. Elderly folk who may have trouble carrying buckets can apply for a dispensation, and will be allowed to use a hose for two hours a week. Local farmers are having a tough time, as you can imagine; many are having to sell cattle, even breeding stock which they had hoped to keep, because there is no feed for them and they can't keep buying feed with no end in sight to the drought.

So rain, which is forecast for the next few days, is eagerly awaited.


03 Dec 14 - 06:32 PM (#3682266)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

In those dire circumstances, then, JennieG, here's hoping that it comes down in torrents!


04 Dec 14 - 04:39 AM (#3682362)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Thank you, Guest Manuel.....and now I am going to turn off the computer, because thunder is getting closer!


04 Dec 14 - 03:20 PM (#3682558)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

It's now morning, storms have passed and we had very good rain last night with more forecast for today - fingers crossed that actually happens! One thing that we don't want, however, are 'dry' electrical storms with lots of thunder and lightning but no (or very little) rain. Many fires are started by lightning strikes and, to quote a favourite media cliché, the bush is "tinder dry".

It's such a cliché, in fact, that many people eagerly await the first sighting of the phrase in spring each year, and newspaper columnists announce it with glee!


04 Dec 14 - 07:55 PM (#3682624)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Nothing as dire here in Rhode Island as what some of you are experiencing! I wish you relief from heat, humidity, and drought, or freezing temps, ice, and snow. Today was chilly: sweater and long wool coat weather. Yesterday I needed only a heavy sweater.


08 Dec 14 - 11:49 PM (#3683755)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Cold. Really cold. Below freezing cold. So cold I didn't bother turning on the car's heater when I drove between home and the Y because it's a short distance and the motor wouldn't have time to warm up. By the time I reached my destination I was almost frozen.


09 Dec 14 - 12:18 AM (#3683756)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Oh, I can't imagine how cold that must be!

It's raining here, again. Over the past week we have had more than our average December rainfall, with more to come over the next week. The hill behind us was dry, brown and dead last week, now it is green.....wonderful to see.


09 Dec 14 - 02:12 AM (#3683763)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Rain. Very wet. Most roadways are clear of ice and snow.


09 Dec 14 - 05:29 AM (#3683799)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Twas -17C yesterday morn but it's slowly warming up to snow a bit and then turn to sleet to freezing rain to rain by tomorrow morning. Rain and snow are no problem. It's the ice+wind that I worry about.


09 Dec 14 - 02:50 PM (#3683977)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

The gulls are inland (I am about 20 miles from salt water). We have them all the time but have many more when a storm is coming in. I can tell just looking at my black truck in the driveway. >;-)


09 Dec 14 - 02:56 PM (#3683979)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

No snow this winter season yet. It generally has been warmer than most years, with a few colder below freezing nights. Heavy rain and wind forecast for the next few days. Seems like we are on the southern side of a winter snow event.


09 Dec 14 - 08:40 PM (#3684060)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

After yesterday's below freezing temps, today we had pouring rain. It's a good thing the temp had come up enough so that it was rain, not snow.


12 Dec 14 - 01:41 PM (#3685135)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Manuel

Just ended a restorative visit to the Yucatan where it was nothing but mild and balmy weather; the sun out and shining every day but no oppressive heat to contend with, thanks to an abundance of clouds providing cover and bringing no rain.


12 Dec 14 - 02:54 PM (#3685169)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Relatively misty today- yesterday the same temp. -but sunny.
Rained, heavily, like it would never stop, for 24 hours before that-low lying areas had flooding, and a few rivers rose beyond their banks.
Overall, warm for the time of year.


12 Dec 14 - 09:08 PM (#3685254)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

After three days of rain and gloom, today was a beautiful winter day of cold but not freezing temps, sunshine, and no wind. I would love winter more if it was filled with days like this. (It can rain gently at night, though.)


21 Feb 15 - 04:11 PM (#3688617)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

It's snowing again in RI. It's supposed to change to a wintry mix, freezing rain, sleet, rain, whatever later tonight. The condo association finally hired people to remove snow from roofs, but they haven't reached mine yet. If the conditions get too bad for the workers to continue, will my roof hold up under the weight of wet snow?


21 Feb 15 - 05:30 PM (#3688679)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST

#$@&%*!


22 Feb 15 - 02:56 PM (#3688968)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,#

Soon as the snow clears so I can look out the window, I'll let y'all know.


22 Feb 15 - 09:17 PM (#3689020)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ranger1

Heat wave here on the coast of Maine today - temps reached the low 30s!


22 Feb 15 - 10:25 PM (#3689027)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

I've been meaning to check in here. A week ago, we set a low temp record for that date. Then, sometime Thursday night or Friday morning, we set an all time recorded low for here, at least 28 below. Where I grew up in Minnesota, that would just be a chilly night. But for southern Michigan...
A majority of the people in this town whom I've heard to comment on the record temps have rattled off the "so much for global warming" line.


25 Feb 15 - 07:12 PM (#3689850)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

After last night's snowfall, the news today includes the story that this has been Rhode Island's snowiest February on record--more snow than even in the February of the blizzard of '78. It is also the second coldest February but unlikely to break that record in the few days left. Not breaking that record is fine with me!


25 Feb 15 - 08:34 PM (#3689874)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Well. That was "refreshing". I needed to shovel more snow. Makes me sleep better. Fresh air and exercise eh? ****!!!!

I just (two minutes ago) emailed my cousin about costs of apartments in Vancouver.


25 Feb 15 - 09:31 PM (#3689884)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Rained most of the day-good for making icy streets tonight.


26 Feb 15 - 07:16 AM (#3689965)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I'd rather have the snow.


26 Feb 15 - 07:57 AM (#3689970)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

snow blower adjustment 

"I'd rather have the snow."

Not much choice, when it comes to weather, unless a guy flys away:)

Yesterday's rain did not involve snow- so, no "heart attack" slush to shovel or fluck-up the blower's innards. Ideas in the link may help a snowblower ability to blow slushy snow?


26 Feb 15 - 11:17 AM (#3689998)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

My Honda does a reasonable job with slush. I went with the "twice the price" Honda just to have hydrostatic drive. Works a treat... much easier on the arthritis. Before the Honda, I had a 12HP MTD with a 6" throat and it worked pretty good in slush.


17 Jun 15 - 06:06 AM (#3717090)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

lucky us - a
double rainbow & golden clouds!

otherwise cool & a bit wet!

sandra


17 Jun 15 - 01:02 PM (#3717141)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,#

SiS: the second link give a 'page not found'.

Nice rainbow(s).


17 Jun 15 - 07:42 PM (#3717200)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

weird - the second link came from a story on the first page - looks like I only copied part of the URL.

still weird - I just pasted the full URL http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/a-glorious-sydney-sunset-stops-traffic-thanks-to-rainbows-and-golden-clouds/story-fni0cx12-1227402696793 into the blikifier but only part of it appeared - this bit -   
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/a-glorious-sydney-sunset-stops-traffic-thanks-to-rainbows-and-golden-clouds/story-fni0 & once again I created the same incomplete blue clicky

cut & paste the URL into your fsvourite brower to see the pics - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/a-glorious-sydney-sunset-stops-traffic-thanks-to-rainbows-and-golden-clouds/story-fni0cx12-1227402696793

or just click on the link in the first story

sandra


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17 Jun 15 - 08:10 PM (#3717206)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Amazingly gorgeous pics, Sandra! I had the same problem gnu had, but the last link in your second post worked.


12 Mar 16 - 03:34 PM (#3778339)
Subject: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Would a re-visit to this thread be timely? As the weather is...transitional, which means any darned thing could happen, at any moment. Shudder to recall New England at this time LAST year. Presently we are in full-on "mud season" what with almost all the snow and ice thawed by now....kind of early for that to have happened.


12 Mar 16 - 11:27 PM (#3778426)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

& here in Sydney Australia we are still in high summer - hot & humid.

Sydney - what's behind the city's record run of warm weather?

The city has had a record 31 straight days above 26℃ (and counting), smashing the previous record of 19 days in a row set in 2014. Nights have also been unusually warm, with only two nights in February dropping below 19℃ (equalling the record set in 2003 and 1983).

We are allegedly heading for a change of season ...

sandra in sunny Sydney, 26C & 65% humidity


13 Mar 16 - 12:38 AM (#3778429)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Hot......much hotter right now than Sydney, where Sandra lives! 35 deg an hour ago, and 16% humidity. Sandra lives in a sauna, we live in an oven.

And dry, so dry. Since late January we have had about eight (8) drops of rain. They fell a couple of evenings ago, I stood outside and counted them. Gardens are struggling, people are stressed.

This coming week is supposed to be a little cooler, but after Tuesday we won't be here. We'll be in Canberra for the Aussie National Folk Festival where it will be even cooler again! Yay and double yay! Coolth, wonderful coolth!

We have had enough warmth for a while.


13 Mar 16 - 12:39 AM (#3778431)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Joe On Test Computer

Dry February in the Northern California Sierra Foothills, which caused us to worry about continued drought.
It started raining March 4, and hasn't stopped. El Niño is back at work.

Good news!

-Joe-


13 Mar 16 - 02:21 AM (#3778439)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Backwoodsman

Dense fog here in the Backwoods (of Lincolnshire, UK).


14 Mar 16 - 01:35 AM (#3778681)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity

Arise, my love, my lovely one come,
The winter is past and the rains are gone.
The flowers appear, it's the season of song,
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.

Who is it that appears like the dawn?
As fair as the moon, as bright as the sun?
Show me your face, let me hear your voice.
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.

Set me like a seal on your heart,
For love is unyielding as the grave.
The flash of it is a jealous fire,
No flood can quench,
For love is as strong as death.

Arise my love and come with me
Before the dawn breaks and the shadows flee.
You ravished my heart with just one glance
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.

Set me like a seal on your heart,
For love is unyielding as the grave.
The flash of it is a jealous fire,
No flood can quench,
For love is as strong as death.

Do not arouse or awaken love
Until it so desires.

Arise, my love, my lovely one come,
The winter is past and the rains are gone.
The flowers appear, it's season of song,
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.
I am my love's, my beloved is mine.
Arise and come with me.


14 Mar 16 - 08:55 AM (#3778755)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

Its a 47 F drizzling reprise

Taken by surprise I came to
a grandiose Magnolia tree
Its magnificent one hit wonder
Blossoms with an arrogance to winter

There, the first Robin standing resolutely
despite how near I approach her
She is so staunch her name should be
Stands with fist

Bowing in the rain the simple daffodils
are being called to muster
to wage a mass demonstration soon.
But for now quietly assemble

Tiny Crocus draw all attention
from the winter debris to its oasis
of color and a promise of
great things to come


14 Mar 16 - 10:07 PM (#3778880)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

Quite nice. Here in Ka;anapali the sky is a beautiful blue, the temperature is about 78F, there is a gentle breeze, and the surf high enough for beginning surfers but not too intemperate.

Soon enough though we'll be back to this sort of thing.


15 Mar 16 - 02:59 PM (#3779051)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

It is wet, wet, wet. Just as well. While I can do without floods, I can do without brush fires as well.


15 Mar 16 - 07:52 PM (#3779096)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

It's supposed to get cold. The temperature may drop by two or three degree F.! I don't know how people will survive when it gets down to a high of 75!


17 Mar 16 - 12:08 PM (#3779437)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Talk of a snowstorm on Palm Sunday.


17 Mar 16 - 12:49 PM (#3779444)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

66F and clear right now. High today of 77, no rain. Palm Sunday: 81, 10% chance of rain (whale watching on the schedule, from a boat instead of from the lanai as yesterday).


17 Mar 16 - 01:48 PM (#3779458)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Very light snow. Ya know, it's pretty when it melts on the pave and you know spring is coming. This *is* winter... last year at this time, I had 5 feet of it in the backyard so I can handle an inch of it today. Yesterday, I had patches of green grass, saw my first robin of the year and heard Blue Jays chirping that "Spring Call".


18 Mar 16 - 12:21 PM (#3779609)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Yes, Palm Sunday is supposed to bring a "nor'easter" to New England. Time to stock up the cupboard and refrigerator.


18 Mar 16 - 05:51 PM (#3779673)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity

Chili today...hot tamale.

GfS


19 Mar 16 - 12:35 PM (#3779833)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

As from previous posts, it's been a great winter. Lulled into a false sense of security by Old Man Winter, the bastard strikes Monday with a Nor'easter. Warnings/watches are out but alerts have yet to be issued and they may not be as the track is uncertain. Alas, the temperatures have dropped... -15C tonight... so this could be a real Nor'easter given that the cold air may stall the storm when it hits the Isthmus of Chignecto (The Isthmus of Chignecto is an isthmus bordering the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia which connects the Nova Scotia peninsula with North America.). I have seen us storm stayed for over three days with one of these late winter storms stalling over us but, given the weather over the last 15 years or so, even *I* have been lulled.

Nonetheless, I welcome the vernal equinox in the early hours of the morrow.


19 Mar 16 - 04:09 PM (#3779866)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: The Sandman

cold dry


20 Mar 16 - 11:22 AM (#3779992)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,#

"What's the weather like where you are?"

Just lovely. But then I'm indoors.


20 Mar 16 - 11:39 AM (#3779994)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Indoors? Well, it is Palm Sunday so I suppose just lolling around the house jerking off is apropos.


21 Mar 16 - 04:44 PM (#3780203)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Snow here overnight. Not much, though, which is how I like it. Most of it has already melted.


21 Mar 16 - 10:51 PM (#3780240)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

PFFFT! Boring. A Nor'easter? More like a Snore'easter. Weather Terrorists on the TV and radio selling advertising spots was the real storm. Bastards like to scare the elderly. Pricks. Why they can't predict the weather any better than me is all about $.


22 Mar 16 - 12:39 AM (#3780247)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,#

These f*&^&*% weather networks suck. Had one a few days back that told me it was snowing here. Sun was out and the sky was cloudless. Robin Williams was right: "You got a window? Open it!"


26 Mar 16 - 01:44 PM (#3781484)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

GLORIOUS weather. In like a lamb, out like a lamb this year. I am LOVIN IT! I hope we have a long spring and a moderate summer like we did last year. Of course, with the snow cover (WAY down from last year), well, we shall see.


29 Mar 16 - 06:51 PM (#3782132)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Darn it, the forecasts are using the Ess-Word AGAIN. I could go several months without hearing that word.


30 Mar 16 - 10:27 AM (#3782251)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Great day again. March Squalls yesterday... wind and sticky snow but it didn't stick long. And, there is a crocus up in front of Mum's house that I assume will open today.


02 Apr 16 - 11:30 AM (#3782810)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Talking not only snow, but hurricane-force gusts of wind. If I have got a window, it's staying closed, thank you....


02 Apr 16 - 08:56 PM (#3782897)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

62F., a very few clouds in a blue sky, and now it's getting darker and darker because I think the sun is going out.


02 Apr 16 - 09:23 PM (#3782902)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Yesterday, it was 62 F, rare at this time of year, in these parts. I took advantage and was on my deck in shorts and in shirtsleeves smoking a cuban. Today was a bit cooler, but a nice spring day, with everything showing signs of greening up. Seems like the jet stream will dip down a bit for a few days, which will likely mean below freezing?


03 Apr 16 - 07:57 AM (#3782983)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

cooler - the nasty humidity has gone (YAH!)

nights of 19/20C, with days 24-31C but no nasty humidity. Bit of rain on the way, too.

sandra (looking forward to the cooler days & nights)


03 Apr 16 - 10:33 AM (#3783041)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

After a few days of winds so strong it was hard work to push my car door open here in RI, this morning it is snowing! It's a far cry from days earlier last week when I didn't even need a sweater to go outside!


03 Apr 16 - 10:45 AM (#3783044)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

This winter storm didn't get a name because it's past the equinox, heck, it's past Easter.....I don't know how many inches of snow I just scraped off the top of my car. We are due for another storm with more snow tomorrow. And it is cold enough at night for the melted stuff to freeze into black ice on the surfaces. Spring? So last week.


03 Apr 16 - 10:53 AM (#3783051)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Re my previous post about 30 minutes ago: never mind. The sun just came out.


03 Apr 16 - 12:55 PM (#3783090)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Yes, the sun is out, blindingly reflected in the new snow.
Wonder if it will stop the spring peepers from peeping in the wetlands though. Their mating calls have been deafening, of late.


03 Apr 16 - 01:01 PM (#3783095)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

keberoxu... where aboust you at? I forget.


03 Apr 16 - 01:03 PM (#3783097)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Not so far from Chantey Lass actually. There's a state line between us, though -- she's in Rhode Island, I'm in eastern Massachusetts.


03 Apr 16 - 04:36 PM (#3783142)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Half rain, half big white flakey things fallung, melting as they hit the asphalt (or ash-fault, as many locals tend to say).


04 Apr 16 - 11:32 AM (#3783337)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Backwoodsman

It's 'Ash-Felt' here in the Backwoods of Lincolnshire, Gnu.
Damn stoopid Backwoodspersons, eh?


04 Apr 16 - 11:37 AM (#3783342)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

68 F and partly cloudy in the DC beltway. Got to mow the yard full of of violets.


04 Apr 16 - 11:40 AM (#3783343)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Turns out the winter storm DID get a name: she's Ursula, as in the Little Mermaid.


04 Apr 16 - 03:20 PM (#3783388)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Ess-Word, with a vengeance. People have forgotten how to drive in the stuff, and the rush-hour traffic is a battlefield.


04 Apr 16 - 09:59 PM (#3783453)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

More about Sunday: yes, it snowed. Then the sun did come out. Then snow, sunshine, snow, sunshine, etc. Today, Monday, snow fell then stopped in time for me to go to yoga. It was an easy drive. Snow hadn't accumulated on pavement. By the end of the class, snow had started falling again--thick flakes. I skipped the fitness circuit to come right home, also skipping the stop at the market I'd planned. I live about 2 miles from the Y. The short drive was horrible. Untreated roads; cars sliding everywhere. Thank goodness for anti-lock brakes and front-wheel drive. I've never seen the skid signal appear on the control panel so frequently. At 7 PM I took shower, got into my PJs, then heard the plow in the condo parking lot. I threw on my coat and hat, brushed the snow off my car, and moved it so the plow could do a good job clearing my corner of the lot. I am so done with winter, but Mother Nature may not be.


04 Apr 16 - 10:44 PM (#3783456)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Wind woke me at 3AM. North wind. Roof and walls creaking. Woke up to
-24WC and the wind didn't die down until dark. Hit -5C today with sun. Cold again tonight but no wind. In a few days, rain and 16C. Such is spring (and late fall) here in Merrytimes Canada.


05 Apr 16 - 01:26 PM (#3783525)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

This time I think the road crews, God bless 'em, were caught napping. In previous storms, those truck drivers have done yeoman's work, plowing, sanding, salting, treating the road surfaces. But this week their timing was off. They were just that little bit behind the arrival of the snow and ice. And so the driving conditions suffered, especially those Monday rush-hour timespans. The trucks were out there, to be sure, but they got there too late, and they were scrambling to catch up with the snow and ice, instead of being prepared for it. The crashes and spin-outs were not major, most of them, but there were such quantities of them!

It did nothing to help drivers' morale when one car had a rotten TREE, for heaven's sake, crash on the roof and kill both occupants.


05 Apr 16 - 05:54 PM (#3783567)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Blinding blue sky sunshine reflected off of the inches of new white snow today. It's bitterly cold, especially at night. Now we are being promised a visit from a storm system which will warm up everything, and bring thundershowers and temperatures well above freezing.

A lady from the German-speaking part of Switzerland once passed on to me a couplet-verse:

Im April
Thut das Wetter was es will!


06 Apr 16 - 12:28 PM (#3783768)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

They're talking about the coming weekend and more snow. Enough, already.


06 Apr 16 - 01:42 PM (#3783785)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Llanfair

April showers,rain, sleet, hail, thunder, wind, bright sunshine.

All part of a Welsh spring, and all the above happened this afternoon.


07 Apr 16 - 07:09 PM (#3784097)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain


07 Apr 16 - 09:25 PM (#3784119)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Same here, of course!


07 Apr 16 - 10:08 PM (#3784130)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Here in the supposedly sweet sunny south, high winds coming for Saturday (been windy all week) and low of 25F Saturday night. The hydrangeas are fully leafed and setting flower bud, the solomon's seal is up and the earliest day lilies are sending up flower scapes, and the azaleas are in full bloom. Fruit trees either blooming or already starting to set tiny fruit. Strawberries in the fields.

I'm not sure covering will be enough to protect stuff at that low a temperature, plus, if the wind doesn't die late day, will be very hard to keep covers on and hydrangea branches from breaking under cover whipped by wind.

An occasional light frost is not unusual the first part of April, but 25?


08 Apr 16 - 02:41 PM (#3784261)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Not sure if I'm looking at small hail or sleet. It's surprisingly warm for frozen stuff to be falling out of the sky. Probably change in a matter of minutes, with that spring wind blowing the clouds about. We had direct sunshine just minutes ago.


08 Apr 16 - 03:02 PM (#3784269)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

....and now there is blue sky sunshine again, with neither rain nor frozen pellets. And that wind blowing and ringing the changes.


10 Apr 16 - 02:34 PM (#3784616)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

Yowsa; we set out about 11am for the care facility where the FIL now resides. A few scattered flakes were falling. About 2/3 of the way there, we drove into it. A couple of minutes after that, we drove slowly unto the ramp from Michigan 24 to I75, zigzagged all over the ramp, and crept on hardly believing we hadn't gone off the ramp. I went right back off the ramp to head back north, and enjoyed 30 miles of driving as nasty as I've ever seen in my life. NO traction, crud freezing on the wipers, stretching to see through what spots stayed halfway clear. A pickup pulls across short in front of us, I'm scared to brake and scared not to, he makes it before we hit, and my heart gradually slides back down from the throat. We made it home unscathed. It's been an hour or so. and I've settled back to feeling fairly normal. April ????


10 Apr 16 - 02:39 PM (#3784617)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Yikes! Been there, done that, and in no hurry to do it again. My sympathies.


12 Apr 16 - 06:35 PM (#3784982)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Hope things are better in Michigan now. It's picture pretty just before Sunset: blue sky with puffy cloudlets like flocks of sheep ambling in one direction.


12 Apr 16 - 08:32 PM (#3784996)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

MUCH nicer day here !


13 Apr 16 - 01:23 PM (#3785117)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Glad you're recovered, frogprince. That sounded really scary.


17 Apr 16 - 03:21 PM (#3785773)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Well, tomorrow is the Patriot's Day Marathon, and the sun will be out, the air will be warm to the bystanders and hot to the poor runners, and the trees will be bare! The flowering trees and shrubs have got blossoms on them, but the trees, most of them, have not even got little green leaves yet: buds, at most.


18 Apr 16 - 01:12 PM (#3785874)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Upset victory in the men's marathon, and the weather could not be more ideal, at least for us spectators. The women's winner says she likes it this way actually, as her muscles don't contract to battle a cold morning start.


18 Apr 16 - 09:13 PM (#3785936)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

The weekend weather for the New England Folk Festival in Mansfield, MA, was great! Today has been glorious, too, in RI. I hadn't heard the Boston Marathon results nor what went on at Fenway Park, so I'll be tuning into the 11 PM news. I'm not much of a sports fan, but it's still good to know. Tomorrow should be cooler.


25 Apr 16 - 05:04 PM (#3787107)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Bracing for another April Shower tomorrow. The rain is needed. That said, the day is supposed to be cold, gray, and dreary. Pull out the long underwear again...


26 Apr 16 - 12:13 PM (#3787264)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

The rain is here, with a vengeance.


26 Apr 16 - 01:13 PM (#3787286)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Snow here.


26 Apr 16 - 08:15 PM (#3787363)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Snow, Maeve? Oh, my! (That's my polite way of saying "Horrors!") Well, even in RI we've had snow at least into May, but still, stay warm and dry.


26 Apr 16 - 08:42 PM (#3787370)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jack Campin

Via Twitter from Tim Peake the astronaut, above Edinburgh today:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cg5VFZOXEAA4UEh.jpg


28 Apr 16 - 05:08 PM (#3787674)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Looks good to me, Jack!


29 Apr 16 - 07:33 AM (#3787806)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler

Well we had the first swallows here last week and nearly four inches of snow this morning.
It was starting to settle at midnight whilst we were coming back from performing at the Topic at Bradford and was a complete blanket with some local roads closed when we woke up this morning.
It is melting now so we should be able to set off for Upton Festival soon!


29 Apr 16 - 10:52 PM (#3787867)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

85F in DC suburbs early this week...barely in 50s today.... and rain...


30 Apr 16 - 08:48 PM (#3788015)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe_F

Surely not winter here in Massachusetts -- there are leaves & blossoms on some of the trees -- and last week we had a couple of days in the 70s (F), so I got my annual haircut; but mostly it hovers in the 50s. This happens every spring: I keep being indignant that it is not 10 degrees warmer, right up into the 80s. Maybe I should move back to Virginia.


01 May 16 - 03:29 PM (#3788161)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Your part of Massachusetts, Joe F., sounds a great deal like my part. I'm just glad to put as much distance as possible between this ending winter, and the 2014-2015 winter, I need say no more, SHUDDER.

RE: relocating. Do stop and consider the cicadas. Another batch --"Brood V" -- is due to emerge with the next warm rainstorms, which raise the ground temperature where they are getting ready to come out of hibernating.   

"Brood V" is supposed to be concentrated mainly around southeastern Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania, with that sliver of West Virginia in the mix. In 2020, however, there is another big brood, forget which Roman numeral designation, due to come out; and that will occupy more of Virginia.

Currently there are numerous online articles updating the whole periodic watch for broods of cicadas, both the 13-year and the 17-year types; many of them have brightly colored maps of the lower 48 states, showing the geographical distribution of differently-timed emergences.


01 May 16 - 08:24 PM (#3788206)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe_F

I wouldn't mind learning to cook cicadas. (I think they're even kosher!) When I was last in VA (1970s) we had a massive crop of grasshoppers one year, and a friend of mine fried a batch for breakfast, but they were terribly tough.


02 May 16 - 05:36 PM (#3788313)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

The April showers are back -- whoops it's May


02 May 16 - 07:02 PM (#3788327)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

1 to 3 inch hail in DC area.

I've never seen so much hail.


02 May 16 - 07:03 PM (#3788328)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Yes, on the radio I was shocked to listen to accounts of violent weather across the continental US. It sounds apocalyptic.


03 May 16 - 03:24 PM (#3788458)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Gray, cold, and wet, and forecast to remain that way right up to Mother's Day Weekend. Well, at least it is above freezing, and things are growing, blossoming, budding, and putting forth leaves and shoots. Those things will rejoice in cool humid weather even though the gray skies are depressing to us bipeds.


03 May 16 - 09:49 PM (#3788505)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer

I scheduled a singaround and flower hike at my house April 9, but very few people showed up because it was threatening to rain. We worked around rainstorms, and saw lots of flowers without getting wet. I was hoping to schedule a makeup hike this Saturday, May 7, but it's supposed to rain all weekend. The flowers sure love it, though - there were more flowers in the wooded ravine next door, than I've seen in the 14 years I've lived here.
The mosquitoes love it, too. I just came back from a flower hike, and I'm itching all over. The flowers were pretty, though.
-Joe-


05 May 16 - 08:06 PM (#3788880)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

I have a vague memory of something called the sun and hope to see it again someday.


06 May 16 - 06:59 PM (#3788953)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

The weather here is raining another serial killer spewing death for 3 and wounding two. Coincidentally with the DC snipers who shot and killed people at the same intersection and grocery store. This time a federal cop that was stripped of all that he felt he had achieved went on a murder spree at locations in which we see movies and go to eat. Picking up some Zithromax at my drugstore I ran into the arrest scene of the killer and watched his car get towed away.

I was thinking of starting a new thread called Your daily local shooting but The Brits don't have this kind of problem that Americans do. Shootings here get as much coverage as the weather and often even more.

To me the shootings have become as common as the weather in conversation, injury and more often than weather, death.


07 May 16 - 09:31 PM (#3789100)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Wow, Donuel!


08 May 16 - 02:11 PM (#3789204)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

I hear the sun might come out for a change.


09 May 16 - 05:01 PM (#3789428)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

How's your weather in this changeable month? I finally put away my long johns. Air conditioning needed for a parked car in the hot sun.


10 May 16 - 02:50 PM (#3789637)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

What I love about this time of year, is that the insects have yet to hatch out and run amok, because it's too cold at night; but the flora are budding and blossoming all about. It will end all too soon, when it gets warm enough for creepy crawly flying things.


12 May 16 - 08:45 PM (#3789951)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Sun's out here, too! I haven't used the AC in my car yet. I put a reflective window shade in my car and crack the windows about an inch when I park, and I try to park under trees. I have used the car's fan, but not the AC.


12 May 16 - 09:15 PM (#3789958)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

Most of a very nice warm day here. We made our usual visit with the FIL at his care facility, and took him out in a courtyard for some welcome fresh air. We did get some booming noises and heavy rain in the late afternoon.


13 May 16 - 07:17 PM (#3790167)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gallus Moll

-- effan' Baltic today in the West of Scotland, after about a week of (for us) scorching sunshine, sandals, havin' tae water the gairden (almost unbelievable here!)
Our Copper Beech tree has now completely opened out its leaves -- a bit later than usual, normally 1st May.
Hope the cold wind diminishes tomorrow - - - -


14 May 16 - 07:00 PM (#3790351)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

The wind, the "coolth", and a spot of rain are due back here. Good thing too, before conditions get forest-fire or brush-fire tinder-dry.


15 May 16 - 05:41 PM (#3790486)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Dark gray clouds overhead, and a wind so stiff that the forecasters are broadcasting wind-chill factors again; the night will be cold. That's good -- it will keep the bugs at bay....


15 May 16 - 08:29 PM (#3790513)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gallus Moll

gorgeous day here ... not as warm as the previous spell but bright and sunny- -a great welcome back home to the Clyde for TS Queen Mary, which was towed and shepherded by tugs Vanguard and Buster all the way from Tilbury to the James Watt Dock at Greenock. (Well I'm not sure if Buster did the whole route - check the Friends of TS Queen Mary website or facebook page for correct info!)
Now the fundraising begins to refit her.......poor wee boatie. Hope they can get her steaming again.


16 May 16 - 05:56 AM (#3790551)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gallus Moll

----just realised Gordon Lightfoot was born the same year as TS Queen Mary was launched!
Going to see him in GRCH on Wednesday -- - - journey back in time to my teens and student days.


16 May 16 - 10:32 PM (#3790693)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: vectis

Summer has been unending this year. The night time temperatures are still in the high teens and it has been very dry since early January. The sea temperatures have only just dipped below 20. This is winter in New Zealand in an El Nino year.

I love the log burner in winter but it is far too hot to light it yet :-(


17 May 16 - 03:52 PM (#3790815)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gallus Moll

oops, mistake- - need new specs! read launch year of boat as 1938 instead of 1933 -- - - G L is younger than the boat!


17 May 16 - 08:19 PM (#3790843)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

It's been a very pleasant, if somewhat cool, spring here in the mountains of North Georgia. [USA}


26 May 16 - 05:56 PM (#3792325)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Hot enough for early summer, and us with a long holiday weekend coming up. In fact, it's Thursday and a lot of people are leaving town as though it were Friday -- the traffic reports are unsettling.


30 May 16 - 11:35 AM (#3792837)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

A lovely steady soaking rain. Nice change from unseasonably hot and dry. With everything growing like mad, the rain is welcome, and cools things down....it had been like summer a month early.


30 May 16 - 12:00 PM (#3792841)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Senoufou

Very strong chilly wind here in Norfolk, and mizzly rain which could even be sleet. I'm so sorry for all the organisers of Bank Holiday events, and little families who must have been looking forward to their break. My lovely neighbour is off camping with her Brownies, poor soul.
And the blackbird is still sitting on her eggs hidden in the honeysuckle at the front door. I keep putting out best lean raw mince for her, and leftover catfood. She looks frozen stiff!


30 May 16 - 07:09 PM (#3792929)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Spring. Summer. Spring. Summer. Until summer.


30 May 16 - 07:29 PM (#3792933)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

Totally great warm weekend for bumming and reading in the shade and swimming a bit. Never saw so much weekend time with 100% chance of thunderstorm predicted and nothing but a minute or so of scattered raindrops once.


30 May 16 - 09:12 PM (#3792947)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

Ha, we Westcountry types love to indulge In a bit of schadenfreude when the south-east gets the brunt (and that includes you, Norfolk!), as all too often it's the other way round. We've had a super weekend in Cornwall, wall-to-wall sun on Sunday and Monday, temps in the low 20s. And more of the same tomorrow. I'm going brown!


31 May 16 - 04:18 AM (#3792995)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Senoufou

It's even worse here today Steve, so you can gloat still more! :)
It's pitch black, lashing with torrential rain and a high wind.

My snotty sister rang from Scotland to smirk, as like you she's sunburnt and sitting in the garden doing the Times crossword. The cow.


31 May 16 - 06:07 AM (#3793015)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

Well it's 11am, the sun's beating down from a cloudless Cornish sky and the gentle breeze is moderating the temperature to 17°C. 😎 I think we'll get 20 or 21 this afternoon. I'll be putting out my bedding plants. You're so lucky to have all that rain and that nice, cooling breeze! 😈


31 May 16 - 06:20 AM (#3793020)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Senoufou

I'm beginning to hate you! :)


31 May 16 - 06:43 AM (#3793026)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

here in Sydney we finally have autumn or maybe even winter after a very looooong summer.

Since Easter I've been sleeping under a fine woolen shawl & it is only in the past few weeks I've got my thin blankets out & finally got my down quilt out late last week. I also brought out fleecy & woolen stuff for daytime wear.

forecasts for this week in Sydney are up to 20C max, with nights 12-14 + rain. Latest temp recorded (7.10pm Tues) is 13.8C

sandra


National summary for April - (May figures will be released in the next few days, but it has been warmer than normal)
    Australia's April mean temperature second-warmest on record (2.00 °C above average)
    National April mean maximum temperatures second-warmest on record (2.38 °C above average)
    National April mean minimum temperatures third-warmest on record (1.61 °C above average)
    Many late-season high temperature records across the country
    Eighth-driest April on record for Australia (rainfall 67% below average)


31 May 16 - 01:10 PM (#3793079)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

30C and 36H (feels like). Tomorrow, 13C with 20 kph wind. Glad I have a mini-split heat pump.

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.


31 May 16 - 03:58 PM (#3793085)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer

We're going hiking in Switzerland at the end of June, so my wife is trying to get me in shape. Sometimes, I'm convinced she's trying to kill me. We just got back at noon from the wooded ravine next to our property, and the temperature is 88°F (31°C). I got warm by the end of the hike, but not like I was going to die. So, maybe I'm getting in shape.

There has been good rainfall here this year after a four-year drought, but not a huge amount over the average. For some reason, the wildflowers are more profuse than I have ever seen them, and some varieties are much larger than what I usually see. The Mariposa lilies were the most spectacular ones this week, but there were maybe 25 other varieties we saw today. The Mariposa lilies were taller and had larger blossoms than I've seen before - and they were everywhere!

There is no rain forecast here for the next two weeks. I wonder if that means we've seen the last of rain until October. Here in the Sierra Foothills, we rarely have rain from June through September, although there are often afternoon thunderstorms in the mountains just east of us.

-Joe-


31 May 16 - 04:58 PM (#3793090)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

In a day in early April about ten years ago I was in Perth, WA, and the temperature reached 36°. That was the hottest I'd ever been in. I beat it last year in Andalucia, southern Spain, when we had three days that reached 40°. The odd thing was that all four of those days were comfortable because the humidity was very low. We Cornish denizens are unaccustomed to such things. We did have 31° in Bude a few years ago. That's about as high as it ever gets, and even that's rare.


02 Jun 16 - 12:42 PM (#3793409)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Where in Switzerland are you hiking, Joe Offer? Which canton? Supposed to be breathtaking to look at.

Somewhere, reading an English-language article, I stumbled across a story and embedded in it was a description of an Alpine sign:

Geh' hinauf in die Berge!
Deine Seele braucht es
und dein Körper auch.


02 Jun 16 - 07:54 PM (#3793477)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Beautiful day today--no snow or rain, not too hot or cold! Yay!


02 Jun 16 - 08:09 PM (#3793479)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Over the past couple of weeks we have had our first two frosts of the year. Today is overcast, a few drops of rain fell earlier and the weekend forecast is for proper rain. As the drought has been biting hard here - Tamworth, north-western New South Wales - for a couple of years, this rain will be very welcome!

Apart from drought, and water restrictions (we aren't allowed to use town water outside for any purpose at all, no car washing, definitely no watering of gardens although some of us sneak a few occasional drops onto cherished potted plants) life here in the Small Smoke is great.


04 Jun 16 - 11:08 PM (#3793878)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

the weekend has arrived & rain falls everywhere.

email I wrote yesterday -
Last night the heavens opened at 2.20am & as I was still listening to Niagara falling at 3, I got up - & the rain kept falling yesterday & is still falling today.

Yesterday I went to an 80th birthday lunch & carried my raincoat as it wasn't raining when I arrived, & had stopped by the time I left! Lucky me, folks who left at different times ran the gauntlet of heavy rain, & my driver had to avoid fallen branches in the carpark & on the road.

100s ordered to evacuate & 1000s call for help as wild weather intensifies check out the pics including lots of twitter pics

The rain covers most the the east coast of Australia & as always happens State Emergency Services have so far rescued 77 drivers who drove thru flood waters, contrary to official advice.

sandra (mid-day Sunday)


05 Jun 16 - 06:29 PM (#3793991)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

rain, which we need.


05 Jun 16 - 07:39 PM (#3794003)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

The low pressure system that caused the damage has gone, maybe it's heading your way, kebereoxu, if so it will be less intensive by the time it arrives.

Check out the damage to coastal properties - backyards gone & a swimming pool on what's left of the beach

sandra (in drying out sydney)


05 Jun 16 - 10:11 PM (#3794015)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Wow, Sandra, what a wet mess! Stay safe!


06 Jun 16 - 02:33 AM (#3794035)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

a caller to my local station remembered when a coastal council removed the sand dunes which stopped residents seeing the ocean & allowed building on the coast.

those who don't remember the past ...

pics of cleanup - check out the video 'Drone footage of Collaroy's coastal erosion, caused by waves up to eight metres high' & earlier pictures.

sandra (in rain-free sydney)


06 Jun 16 - 03:11 PM (#3794132)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

"Farmer fear unkindly May, / Frost by night and hail by day;
June just rains and never stops, / Thirty days and spoils the crops." -- "Song of the Weather," Flanders & Swann

Early June is a roller-coaster here: rain one day, sun the next, thunderstorms predicted tomorrow...


06 Jun 16 - 09:27 PM (#3794164)
Subject: RE: LYR ADD- A Song of the Weather Flanders&Swann
From: Sandra in Sydney

turning this into a music thread!

video and lyrics - At the Drop of a Hat

Both:         January brings the snow,
        Makes your feet and fingers glow.
        
        February's ice and sleet,
        Freeze the toes right off your feet.
        
        Welcome, March, with wint'ry wind,
        Would thou wert not so unkind.
        
        April brings the sweet spring showers,
        On and on for hours and hours.
        
        Farmers fear unkindly May,
        Frost by night and hail by day.
        
        June just rains and never stops,
        Thirty days and spoils the crops.
        
        In July the sun is hot,
Flanders:         Is it shining?
Swann:         No it's not!
        
Both:         August, cold and dank and wet,
        Brings more rain than any yet.
        
        Bleak September's mist and mud,
        Is enough to chill the blood.
        
        Then October adds a gale,
        Wind and slush and rain and hail.
        
        Dark November brings the fog,
        Should not do it to a dog.
        
        Freezing wet December, then...
        Bloody January again!
        
        (January brings the snow),
        (Makes your feet and fingers glow!)


07 Jun 16 - 01:40 AM (#3794171)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

We had proper rain over the weekend without the storms which battered the coast (a benefit of living a few hours inland) and local farmers are feeling more optimistic than they have done for quite some time.

So are the rest of us.

An Aussie poem - "Said Hanrahan".


11 Jun 16 - 01:24 PM (#3794899)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

It's April in June, allowing for slightly warmer temperatures: one weather system after another, the wind changing direction, the humidity careening up and down like a roller coaster.


14 Jun 16 - 05:27 PM (#3795698)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

We had cloudbursts on Saturday at the Mystic Sea Music Festival, Other than that, the weather was excellent!


14 Jun 16 - 07:52 PM (#3795734)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

The cool nights we are having are such a boon and a blessing. It won't be long at all, as summer wears on, until even the nights are warm, humid, and stifling, and my apartment will require the refrigerated air going all night long in order to sleep comfortably. But for now, the windows are shut, the air conditioner is silent, the fan is off, and it's ever so much more peaceful at night.


15 Jun 16 - 07:08 PM (#3795987)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Embarrassingly ideal: blue sky sunshine by day, cool and dry at night. It will be lovely while it lasts.


16 Jun 16 - 03:13 PM (#3796119)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Cold and wet. SPRING weather! 11C right now and that sure as hell beats 30 to 35C and muggy. Oops... shouldna said that. I just checked the weather forecast. Summer cometh soon. >;-)


29 Jun 16 - 12:40 PM (#3798276)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

refresh


29 Jun 16 - 01:02 PM (#3798280)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

A more perfect June day could no be dreamed of for another hundred years.


29 Jun 16 - 09:25 PM (#3798354)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Today was warm and muggy. Yesterday was, too. At my YMCA, the HVAC system has been broken for a week. I do not like heated yoga, but that's what I've been doing because the building is hot.


30 Jun 16 - 01:41 PM (#3798468)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

A US holiday weekend approaches, and will there be thunder and lightning as well as fireworks?


30 Jun 16 - 04:05 PM (#3798488)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

I've just got back from Puglia in Italy, staying in a beautiful town called Lecce. We had four days in a row with high humidity and temperatures of 35 to 36 degrees. Life had to be slow. When we got back to Gatwick last night it was raining, blowing a gale and 14 degrees. We thought we were going to die!


30 Jun 16 - 04:41 PM (#3798493)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

Damn good gelati in Lecce, however!


01 Jul 16 - 08:44 PM (#3798678)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Downpours started at 7:15 PM, followed by lulls between downpours.


02 Jul 16 - 08:27 PM (#3798809)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Yes, some parts of the country are getting serious storm systems.


04 Jul 16 - 05:12 PM (#3799029)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

...and the humidity is building right along with the heat.


09 Jul 16 - 07:21 PM (#3799589)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

it's a low ceiling of grey clouds overhead, and cool for this time of year


09 Jul 16 - 10:03 PM (#3799599)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

It was cool and comfortable at the New Bedford Folk Festival today, but it looks like it'll rain there tomorrow. The two largest stages are indoors at the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Zeiterion Theater, the others, except for the smallest one, are under tents. Attendance will probably be down, so most people should be able to get seats indoors or inside the tents. It may be tough for the vendors, though.


10 Jul 16 - 01:53 PM (#3799670)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Lightning must have struck very close to our house while we were away at our grand-daughter's birthday party yesterday. It tripped a bunch of circuit breakers and ground fault circuit interrupters, blew about a dozen light bulbs, and blew the fuse in one of my potter's wheels. Amazingly, nothing with integrated circuitry got blasted. Computer, TV, DVD player, and computer-controlled pottery kilns are all fine.


10 Jul 16 - 06:43 PM (#3799722)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Thunderstorms again today. No lightning strike, just a three-hour power outage.


11 Jul 16 - 12:32 PM (#3799806)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: bubblyrat

We moved here to South Zeal, on the edge of Dartmoor,Devon, UK, in September last year (2015). Since then, hardly a day has passed without any rain ;- in fact, from the end of september last year until around february the rain was with us on a daily basis,after which we got flooded out, and are still having repairs done ,courtesy of the National Farmers Union insurance company.But we STILL love living here, despite the weather !!


11 Jul 16 - 07:50 PM (#3799868)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

here come the heat and humidity....supposed to be unbearable by the end of the week.


12 Jul 16 - 09:35 AM (#3799953)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rapparee

Bubblyratf:

Welcome to lovely Devon
Where it rains six days out of seven.


Here it's going to be 82F today, clear and sunny, low around 55F tonight. And pretty much the same for the rest of the week.


15 Jul 16 - 02:10 PM (#3800433)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Blue sky sunshine, high humidity.
And next week, the Republican Party convention. Long ways from here, but you know people will be cranky about it, even this far away.


15 Jul 16 - 04:13 PM (#3800451)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rara Avis

15 Jul 16 04:11 PM

Here in southern New Jersey it's mostly sunny, and 91F although humidity makes it feel like 98F. Hoping fool cooler weather tomorrow.


15 Jul 16 - 05:12 PM (#3800458)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jack Campin

I am in Rijeka, in Croatia at the top end of the Adriatic. We've got the "bura", the cold north wind off the Alps that the north of Dalmatia sometimes gets, but not usually this cold and this windy at this time of year. It's warmer in Edinburgh, and rather disappointing after Budapest where the 30C+ heat had most of the younger Hungarian women sashaying down the street in very brief hotpants or what looked like French knickers.


15 Jul 16 - 07:19 PM (#3800480)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Yesterday morning was the coldest morning of the year so far, minus 3.8 deg C with a heavy frost. It was very pretty and white, but it was very cold too!

I truly can't imagine what it would like to live in a climate which gets several feet of snow each winter. I feel the cold, but I don't mind winter - you can always add another layer or two but in summer there are limits as to what can be removed, in public at least - however compared to some parts of the world our winters are quite mild.

Positively benign, in fact.


16 Jul 16 - 02:44 AM (#3800489)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jack Campin

in summer there are limits as to what can be removed, in public at least

The Hungarians appear to be working on that.

Where is JennieG? South end of NZ?


16 Jul 16 - 11:43 AM (#3800533)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

JennieG... "I truly can't imagine what it would like to live in a climate which gets several feet of snow each winter."

I can. It would be a change for the better.

Moncton, NB.ca has been in the high 20s with Humidex in the high 30s but we have had enough of a breeze most days that allowed Mum to sit in the shade. Takes me as long as six beers to mow both lawns - two front and two back lawns.


18 Jul 16 - 06:30 PM (#3800899)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Still very warm and muggy here. I still feel like I'm in the tropics. There was a breeze, today, which helped. It also helped that the air conditioning at the Y has been repaired. Some people love hot yoga. I'm not one of them!


19 Jul 16 - 02:28 PM (#3801073)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

three beers for the front lawn, and three beers for the back lawn?


19 Jul 16 - 02:49 PM (#3801081)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jack Campin

Flying home tomorrow from Rijeka (high 20s, muggy, one flash of lightning last night) to Scotland where tomorrow's forecast is temperatures about 30, muggy, then nationwide thunderstorms and flash floods.

Weather isn't much of a motive for travel any more, is it?


19 Jul 16 - 05:37 PM (#3801113)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

No, Jack, not NZ......even though I'm one-quarter Kiwi.

We live in Tamworth, north-western New South Wales, Oz. Far enough inland that we miss out on coastal humidity, but not so far outback that it's unrelentingly hot.

Today's forecast: 100% chance of rain (and very welcome it will be too, we're still recovering from drought) and 21 deg C, a warm temperature for winter. Our long term July average maximum temperature is 16.3 deg C.


19 Jul 16 - 07:40 PM (#3801140)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke

AAAArrrrrggggh!!

Turn it off - stop it -

the South of England - or at least my bit of it was like an oven this afternoon.

This morning there was a lovely cool breeze, but it gradually faded away and stopped, and we sizzled.


19 Jul 16 - 08:21 PM (#3801147)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Finally the humidity has broken and temp is dropping!


20 Jul 16 - 06:53 PM (#3801291)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JHW

Tues 19th, Yorkshire, England
2 scoops Ice cream, Litre chilled non concentrate Orange in box, Ice cream milk shake, 2x 500ml chilled bottles water


21 Jul 16 - 07:19 PM (#3801473)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

And now, as Donald Trump gets ready for his speech, New England anticipates a storm system with lightning, thunder, and hail.


23 Jul 16 - 12:07 AM (#3801628)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Pouring. Thunder, lightning. Wind strong enough to slam a bedroom door shut. Drove home from a chantey sing hoping not to hydroplane. Will the humidity subside?


23 Jul 16 - 03:22 PM (#3801723)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

a couple more rounds of storms due within the next seven or so days.


30 Jul 16 - 01:27 PM (#3802753)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Jack Campin

I am in a pub that has just shown the Sky forecast, with speech-recognized captions. There is a system blowing in from the Atlantic that will lead to an outbreak of Rangers in north-west England.


30 Jul 16 - 01:47 PM (#3802755)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer

Here in the Sierra Foothills of California, it's very hot. 92 degrees F. (33 C.). It has been up to 100 much of the week (38 C.)
Rain? Not until October.
Fire? There was a big one about ten miles away earlier in the month. It's likely our fire season isn't over.
-Joe-


02 Aug 16 - 08:33 PM (#3803290)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

The sun is back! And a COOL DRY night for a change. Just turn on the fan, no need for the refrigerated air for once.


03 Aug 16 - 06:24 PM (#3803432)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gallus Moll

Last night 2nd August we had a huge thunderstorm right above our wee town in the small hours of the morning- - -everyone was woken by ginormous flashes then forked lightning, and immediately a huge house-shaking thunderclap

There was a torrential downpour too - but the storm-   the storm seemed to be fixed right above us for a looong time!

My dog leapt onto the bed and straight under the duvet----the thunder and lightning just would not move away or diminish!

End of the world type stuff - - --


03 Aug 16 - 07:44 PM (#3803440)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Aah, the poor dog. The pet dog of my childhood, a wonderful beagle-hound mix, was gun-shy, as well as explosion- and thunder-shy.
Poor baby, she would shake like the proverbial leaf during a thunderstorm. And she had to be touching her fellow humans at that point, until the bad noises went away. Walk from one room to the next, and she was UNDER your feet, between your legs, DON'T LEAVE MEEEE.
We didn't know, in those days, about "thundershirts" -- she was a candidate for such, if ever a dog was. I hope, on her side of the Rainbow Bridge, she is in the company of some fearless wee terriers, the sort who make joyful barking noises when it thunders -- OOOH, let me out so I can chase the thunder and catch it!


12 Aug 16 - 06:41 PM (#3804778)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Thunderboomers! It was sunny when I parked my car and went to yoga followed by a 15-minute meditation, so I left the car windows down an inch due to heat and humidity. Then, during meditation, the pouring began! It was hard to meditate on anything other than how wet the inside of my car might be getting, but after a few minutes I calmed down. When I got to the car, it wasn't too bad. It was sheltered under a tree (one of many, so I wasn't worried about being struck by lightning), and the raindrops seemed to be falling straight down.

When I went to post this, I discovered I couldn't because I wasn't logged in! It was startling to see a big red circle with a diagonal slash over this box. So that's what non-members see! I notice that awe and etta are gone and have been replaced by sonny. I wonder if that's why. Just curious!


12 Aug 16 - 07:52 PM (#3804787)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Several servers are in use, thanks to Max's ingenuity. The icon seen by non-members and cookieless members is a result of guests being required to sign in as members to post downstairs... been in place quite a while. ;)


13 Aug 16 - 10:03 AM (#3804865)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

The storm near Fla went west and flooded the south coast instead. Here in DC metro is about 100 degrees that fogs the windows that are in the shade because of the high humidity and air conditioning. Had a few brownouts yesterday.


13 Aug 16 - 03:43 PM (#3804918)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Dear ChanteyLass, couple of topics here:

the members-only thing was a big deal, and goodness me! You must have done a neat job of avoiding the big stinking brouhaha behind it. There is no shortage of threads on THAT subject, some of them closed. "Quite a while" is relative: it happened during this calendar year, although it has been a number of months now.

The Mudcat servers: there is one irreverent thread on the subject, called 'my apologies to "chuck"' started by yours truly.


13 Aug 16 - 04:24 PM (#3804929)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

In terms of Mudcat history, 'twas a wee kerfuffle, though timing made it feel more personally upsetting, no doubt. :)


14 Aug 16 - 12:48 AM (#3804985)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

More thunderboomers as I drove home to RI from Shrewsbury, MA! And even more tonight here in RI!

I knew that non-members couldn't post below the line, but this was the first time it happened to me because I needed to log in again. I was surprised but not upset. I love Mudcat (she said, stating the obvious) and will happily accept what ever it takes to keep it going!


14 Aug 16 - 05:04 PM (#3805115)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Yes, it is the season of heat and humidity. Not only the thunder, but the heat lightning high up in the clouds, got my attention. Pity there is so little rain though, the lawn grass looks like straw.


16 Aug 16 - 04:45 PM (#3805433)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

ChanteyLass, regarding the Mudcat servers, I am told that "awe" is no more. "etta" still turns up however.

It's been threatening to rain all day, but now I see fast-moving puffy white clouds with clear blue peeking through between them. The weather won't make up its mind today.


16 Aug 16 - 07:00 PM (#3805448)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

And today the server is chuck, but my cookie is still in place.
We had a brief light rainfall in mid-afternoon in my part of RI. Just a few swishes of the windshield wipers were all that were needed.


19 Aug 16 - 04:35 PM (#3805853)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

What horrendous calamitous weather/climate incidents across the continental US. New England, by report, has no greater concern than a lack of rain. What happened this month in Louisiana has been described, in a radio sound-bite with a local first responder, as Katrina without the gale-force winds.


19 Aug 16 - 06:33 PM (#3805858)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

Stalled rain dropped as much as 30 inches of rain in some locales.

Aron Neville did a song about the last great Louisiana flood.
I think it was a Neville brothers recording.

Global warming expresses itself in Extreme events.


22 Aug 16 - 01:01 PM (#3806203)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Stealth Tornado?

Concord, Massachusetts was visited by a tornado at three in the morning. The tornado struck silently without lightning or thunder, classification EF-1 whatever that means. No injuries or fatalities thankfully.


22 Aug 16 - 02:35 PM (#3806218)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Sorry if I posted this before. Exciting news for me.

original message





On Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:03 PM, RCDF / CLDN (EC) wrote:




Hello Gary,

Thanks for your email and so sorry for the delay in responding.

I do understand your concerns for the large red circles. It's a safety factor. The problem is one can't zoom in on the map. But we are working on that! We hope to have a geospatial map which one can zoom in to a specific location for next season. The danger circles will then be a more appropriate size and reflect the danger of lightning in the area. This will include not only direct strike but also ground current, side flash and upper leaders. http://www.ec.gc.ca/foudre-lightning/default.asp?lang=En&n=D401EB9A-1

Researchers have found that the next lightning strike will occur within 10 km and within about 5 to 10 minutes of the initial strike. A web map would reduce the size of the danger circles to 10 km.

We are trying to promote lightning safety. I'm afraid too many people ( my colleagues too) think we can dance around the lightning strikes. There was a man mowing his lawn in Ontario. He only had 4 more passes with his push mower before he was finished mowing his lawn. Unfortunately lightning struck and killed him. This is our first and hopefully only lightning death this year.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,
Lyn Mainwaring
Meteorologist - Canadian Lightning Detection Network National Service Office - Natural Resources Meteorological Service of Canada
1238 Discovery Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V9
Tel # 250-491-1514
ec.RCDF-CLDN.ec@canada.ca
"When thunder roars, GO INDOORS!"
"Quand le tonnerre gronde, RENTREZ VITE!"


31 Aug 16 - 02:29 PM (#3807787)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

Iceland 352 Reindeer killed by lightening strike. (no red circle)

The weather is nice in DC.


Batten down the hatches East Coast. Just like the Louisiana storm there is an underestimation going on. In this case 3 tropical storms will effect the coast about Monday. Cable canceled The Weather with claims it exaggerated storms and frightened the public. Now the replacement channel does the opposite.

The reports say Washington DC will have Glorious weather on Labor Day.
Be skeptical.
Tis the season

Obama may be flying to a couple hurricanes in Hawaii after the Donald flies back from Mexico City.


31 Aug 16 - 03:10 PM (#3807799)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Hey there, gnu. That is very interesting about the lightning maps becoming useful and accurate. Thanks.

Donuel- We're watching.


31 Aug 16 - 03:27 PM (#3807802)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

A 35 day storm is less than 40 days and 40 nights but possible.


31 Aug 16 - 05:09 PM (#3807823)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Yes, Donuel, I heard that about the reindeer.

Today I heard about Hermine on the radio weather spot; Hermine will bear watching this coming weekend.


01 Sep 16 - 12:43 PM (#3807958)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl

Best hurricane joke: Unfortunately, hurricanes are like men. Sure it starts out exciting enough but in the end you're left wet, frustrated and fumbling around in the dark for batteries.


It's overcast in Tallahassee. The storm is predicted to come through town. The schools are closed, the state offices just emptied out at noon. I've been caring for my dad for nine years and we are watching the Weather Channel. I have some more preparations to do at my house, down the road from dad's retirement community place at Westminster. I've got my tarps in case the roof gets damaged, flashlights, food, water, and a few dollars. Plus wine; lots of wine!! Haven't had a bad storm in eleven years in Florida....Wish me luck!


01 Sep 16 - 02:52 PM (#3807967)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Luck, harpgirl. Lots of luck.


01 Sep 16 - 03:37 PM (#3807971)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Good luck! The US Hurricane Center is good but I like this one better... https://weather.gc.ca/hurricane/track_e.html

m... you are welcome. Here is the link at present. It covers well into the US. https://weather.gc.ca/lightning/index_e.html


01 Sep 16 - 07:27 PM (#3807996)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl

Thanks gnu, and Chantey Lass. I'm filling dad's bathtub for flushing water then I go back to my crib to finish my preparations there. I'm afraid the power will be out for a while and cooking, showers, and everything else that needs electricity will be out of the question.

The coast around Spring Creek is already underwater. We won't be flooded but the power will likely go out and trees may again damage my roof. We haven't had a bad hurricane in Florida for eleven years when Wilma hit near my parent's old home. They were in their early eighties then, and that's when I started lobbying for them to move up here with me! Mom's been gone since 2012 but dad is about to turn 93. He needs full time assistance and that is what I have been doing.

If things turn bad here after or during the storm, I can take dad over to the main buildings of the Westminster retirement community for care and I will take the dog home to my house.

My son is working tonight and his girlfriend is a wildlife rehabilitator near the coast. They are expecting to bring in nesting baby pelicans which are getting washed out so she will be busy! My son works retail and he is very busy provisioning everyone! It's a lot of scrambling, to be sure! We have gotten used to no storms after eleven years but I have been through countless storms beginning with Kate shortly after I moved here when Nathan was just a toddler. It was really bad but somehow I didn't realize it that night I went next door and took shelter with my neighbors along with Nathan. Power in the city was out for days. Trees damaged countless houses and it took us a long time to recover.

When Ivan hit the coast some years later, in 2004 I had to rescue my son from UWF since they were devastated in Pensacola and school was closed for several weeks. Live oaks have shallow roots and fall over when they get soggy and so do the tall yellow pines. They get blown over and they are really destructive to property. I had a live oak smash my roof during tropical storm Francis. and that was interesting, climbing on the roof in the storm to tarp up the hole! Of course my neighbor guys did the climbing! I had a new roof put on in 2013 and the hurricane deductible is about 7500$ dollars so it could be costly!

Then there was Andrew of 92. It didn't impact me directly but changes in the state certainly did!

Right now the feeder bands are dumping rain and I have to leave dad to fill my truck tires, get ice if there is any left, and fill the tubs at the other house. I have a camera system for both my dad and my house so I can keep an eye of dad while he sleeps if I have to leave the house for any reason. I can call security to help him if I can't get back home tonight but I should be able to. I'm only 3.4 miles from him.

Hurricanes, exploding spaceships, zika virus, more and more coastal flooding, and two more years of Rick Scott...when can I leave, please? Wish me luck old mudcat pals, what's left of us...anyway...


01 Sep 16 - 08:09 PM (#3808005)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

When you can safely do so, please let us- any of us- know how you are, harpgirl. We'll be watchiing for your safe return here...Thinking of you and your family and neighbors.


01 Sep 16 - 10:03 PM (#3808013)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Hang in there, Harpie! Floridians don't let a little wind, rain, falling trees, and exploding electrical transformers get to them! It's the herd of cottonmouths that moves into your garage after the storm is over that makes you want to move to Arizona.

Anyway, weather report from about 150 miles west of Tallahassee: Heavy surf at the beaches. Fort Pickens National Seashore closed. (Ivan and Dennis [2004 & 2005] knocked that part of the barrier island so flat that the road goes underwater if anyone even says the word "storm".)   Inland where I live, nothing. No wind. No rain. Nothing.


02 Sep 16 - 01:50 PM (#3808101)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Dire reports coming out of the affected storm area.

That weather system may bring a little rain to Massachusetts, which is largely threatened by drought.


02 Sep 16 - 02:34 PM (#3808106)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

It is no hurricane Andrew but harpgirl will be without power for at least a couple days.

More power to her.


03 Sep 16 - 02:31 AM (#3808168)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer

I'm in Glacier National Park, and the weather is...glacial. There were 2 downpours today, dusting the mountains above me with snow. It cleared after the second storm, and there was a beautiful sunset on Lake McDonaldo. It was a thrill to finally see this park. My wife has been here twice on no-men-invited trips, and I was jealous.
Now, off across Montana to the Dakotas. Hope it warms up.
Stay dry, Harpy.
Joe


03 Sep 16 - 08:33 AM (#3808210)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Ditto m, harpgirl.


03 Sep 16 - 05:45 PM (#3808260)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

I never broadcast the times I'm away from home, so this is out of date, but three weeks ago we were in Córdoba and the temperature was in excess of 40⁰C. It was oddly comfortable, at least out of the sun, as the humidity was rock-bottom. We don't get that here in Cornwall!


03 Sep 16 - 08:54 PM (#3808268)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like in DC
From: Donuel

Until this week we had 53 days over 90 F. Humid days.

Last year was hottest year ever recorded until

this year which is again the hottest global year ever recorded.


04 Sep 16 - 04:46 PM (#3808371)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

And here comes Hermine...


05 Sep 16 - 09:52 AM (#3808454)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Calling harpgirl... How goes the water battle?
Maeve


05 Sep 16 - 12:13 PM (#3808470)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Hermine stops by tonight for an extended visit; right now the sun is brightly shining.


05 Sep 16 - 04:06 PM (#3808514)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bonzo3legs

37C today here in Playa San Juan near to Alicante, Spain !!


05 Sep 16 - 05:58 PM (#3808523)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

25⁰C in Truro this afternoon, no sun, misty, almost 100% humidity. Jaysus, I haven't used deodorant for 25 years but I may have to start again.


05 Sep 16 - 06:35 PM (#3808531)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Harpy came through more or less OK, Maeve, according to her Facebook posts. Power back on now. No damage to house.


05 Sep 16 - 06:49 PM (#3808532)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

TMI, Mister Shaw, TMI...


05 Sep 16 - 06:55 PM (#3808533)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie

Had hoped for a little more rain inland from Hermine than I got, but welcome what I did get, and glad the storm exited NC as quickly as it did and without widespread damage east of the I-95 corridor.

The last 3 days have been fabulous here in my little corner of the southern part of heaven. (NC northeast/north central Piedmont.) Daytime temps in the upper 70s F on Saturday, and mid 80s yesterday and today. Sunny skies with pretty, puffy clouds and low humidity. Very nice break from the high temps and high humidity we had been experiencing. A nice start to September, which is probably my favorite month climate wise in these parts. Gonna get hot for a few days again starting tomorrow but I think the humidity will stay in check.


05 Sep 16 - 07:28 PM (#3808539)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Thank you, Janie.


05 Sep 16 - 07:38 PM (#3808540)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

Oi, keberoxu, I thought TMI meant "temperature mugginess index" before I looked it up. I'll have you know that I have at least two showers every day!


06 Sep 16 - 06:47 PM (#3808721)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Thanks from me, too, Janie, for the update on harpgirl. Enjoy September!


06 Sep 16 - 11:45 PM (#3808748)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Well, right now it's quite nice. Winter is on its way out......wasn't the worst winter ever, although it had its cool moments......we have had rain which was badly needed, so farmers are smiling. (except for those whose crops have been washed out because of too much rain) Storage dams are filling, and all looks to be well set for the coming summer.

However, the downside of the rain has been the prospect of a bad bushfire season, with the growth from the rain becoming fire fuel as it dries out with summer's heat.


07 Sep 16 - 07:04 PM (#3808868)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Hope harpgirl and her loved ones are all right.
Hermine was a bit of a damp squib up North.


07 Sep 16 - 07:41 PM (#3808872)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke

On the South coast of England the weather is rather warm. There has been enough rain to keep the garden looking good, the apples are growing larger, but cosmetically damaged as what rain we do have is heavy. Light refreshing showers seem to have gone elsewhere


08 Sep 16 - 10:12 AM (#3808946)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

Sitting in me garden on the north Cornwall coast under a cloudless sky, 20⁰C with a nice breeze. Yesterday we had 26⁰C with high humidity but a little cold front overnight has seen to that. Going for a walk on the cliffs in a minute!


08 Sep 16 - 12:29 PM (#3808970)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl

thanks for your concern, Maeve. Neither my dad's duplex nor my home were damaged but my street looks like a bowling ball went down it mowing down trees. The power lines are buried in my subdivision but on the street into it, lines were down for several days. Our power went out on Thursday night at 11 and came back at dad's on Sunday at 5:30pm. I cooked on a camp stove on the patio and put the food we could save into coolers to keep. On Saturday night I borrowed a generator from my awesome neighbors and ran it Sunday so dad would have a light, a TV, and a fan. The first two days weren't too bad but it got hot on Sunday and it was uncomfortable.

The damage in Tallahassee was pretty extensive. I don't know if it was worse than Kate but the trees are all thirty yers older so they are bigger when they come down. At least five homes on my street at the front entrance had damage to the roofs.

I am still cleaning up debris in my own yard and have at least three more hours to work. I have twenty five or so trees on my little lot and they make a big mess.

Most people have power restored but Barry Sager, Dr. Sound has a hole in his condo roof and no power yet, today. He woke up at three am, walked into his living room, stepped back and his ceiling collapsed. He had to junk his keyboard and a few other living room items. Poor Barry.

About 9k still without power. We had crews from all over the south and lots of controversy because Gov. Voldemort (Rick Scott) criticized the mayor Andrew Gillum for the time it took to get power restored. It was two weeks during Kate so this was a whole lot faster. Everyone thinks Voldemort is an idiot, liar, thief, criminal, etc. At least among my friends!

The oldsters in the big buildings at Westminster had little power from the generators and no air conditioning so they suffered a lot. The food was boxed and Westminster didn't do anything to check on the independents who after all, rent homes from them. That is why I don't want dad in the nursing home section and I am trying to keep him in his independent living duplex.

The stores were all closed and had to throw out all the perishable food in their coolers. On the bright side, all our refrigerators are cleaned out!

I hope this is my last Florida hurricane, I can tell you that. When dad dies I will be free to love wherever I want. Taking suggestions!

And I have a babysitter for dad today and I am going kayaking!


08 Sep 16 - 12:34 PM (#3808971)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl

haha freudian slip: love/live


08 Sep 16 - 07:52 PM (#3809038)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

I wondered about that slip, harpgirl!
I'm glad you and your dad made it through, but it sounds like it's been a rough go.
Hmm, Voldemort. I have two friends in Stuart, FL, who intensely dislike that governor. I'll have to ask if they've heard that nickname for him.


09 Sep 16 - 09:37 PM (#3809225)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Here in RI, I can't say it's hot. It's more accurate to say it is very warm and stiflingly humid. How humid? Last night my smoke alarm blared twice. There was no smoke (thank goodness). I think the humidity was like fog inside and outside my home and the smoke detector assumed that the fog was smoke. If so, it may happen again tonight, and if it does I will check again.


10 Sep 16 - 05:30 AM (#3809252)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve

Thanks very much for your update, harpgirl. You're doing well by your father... and taking care of yourself. I'm glad.


12 Sep 16 - 03:00 PM (#3809691)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Ditto the others, harpgirl. Glad you got through it okay. I've been at others things and just got back here to check in.

As for here, Moncton, NB.ca, had my windows open all night and had TWO blankets on top of me. 8C and a breeze when I rose this AM. I am loving it. The temps will creep back up (mid 20s daytime and mid teens nighttime), but, on Thursday, the full moon, it's forecast to be showers and 16C. I love fall best of all.


12 Sep 16 - 05:11 PM (#3809709)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Hope ChanteyLass nearby is more comfortable now. In my town, the humidity is greatly relieved today, and one no longer feels that one will suffocate when leaving a refrigerated-air-conditioned indoor environment. It is a welcome change. On the other hand, so was it a relief to get a good soaking rain on Saturday morning, because the area is drought-stricken, humidity or no humidity.


12 Sep 16 - 10:58 PM (#3809731)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Yes, today was just perfect! Also, I, too, have been grateful for rain and hope for more, especially the slow, gentle kind.


13 Sep 16 - 06:04 AM (#3809771)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: billybob

Very hot and humid here on the East coast of the UK, very unusual, forcast 30 degrees C !Might go for a walk on the beach there may be a sea breeze.


13 Sep 16 - 08:05 PM (#3809866)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke

hot hot hot!!!

Record breaking heat, woken by thunderstorm and hammering rain, changed to sunny and sucking up the moisture, then another storm, and back to sun, now it is one in the morning and I have the fan on and a headache.


14 Sep 16 - 10:18 AM (#3809934)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Charmion

Ottawa had its last full day of summer yesterday, with bright sunshin and a high of 28 C. During the evening, banks of cloud rolled in and today it's grey and dreary, forecast high of 18 C with periods of drizzle. With the equinox less than a week away, it's time to put away the cut-off jeans and dig out the flannel.


14 Sep 16 - 11:08 AM (#3809943)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

Today is 95 in DC. This is not the last record breaking heat for the year but it should be the last 95 degree day until next spring.


14 Sep 16 - 02:32 PM (#3809968)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: kendall

Spring started as usual, pleasant, frogs peeping in the ditch and pond. Then, drought; day after day hot and dry, no peepers. Finally, pouring rain, hub deep to a ferris wheel. In time, it stopped and normality set in. I ended up having to teach the little frogs to swim.


14 Sep 16 - 03:19 PM (#3809978)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

I was going home to Bude from Manchester yesterday afternoon and I'd pulled into Gloucester services on the M5 where there's a fabulous farm shop. I couldn't get out of my car for twenty minutes due to a viciously spectacular though short-lived thunderstorm. Such events usually mark the end of fine spells, but today has been glorious in north Cornwall with non-stop sun and 25⁰C. Just down the road in Camborne they had a 40mm deluge yesterday in a short time, making it the wettest place in Britain. Gravesend had 34.4⁰C yesterday, a hundred-year UK record for September. I think somewhere in East Anglia may have touched 32⁰ today. Weird weather.


15 Sep 16 - 08:46 PM (#3810115)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke

Hot day here on the south coast of England, again - now a tremendous thunderstorm, I am eating ice lollies with the fan on and the lightening flashes all different colours. Its almost 2am but there's no chance of getting to sleep for a while.


16 Sep 16 - 09:10 AM (#3810154)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

Not a drop of rain in Bude for three days. It's a fine but windy day today with a daytime temperature colder than almost every overnight minimum in September so far. We do quite well in north Cornwall with these good, brisk northwesterlies!


23 Sep 16 - 11:20 AM (#3811009)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

The pigeons have no necks. Rain ending this afternoon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming north 20 this afternoon. High 15. (It's noon and only 12C.)


23 Sep 16 - 05:37 PM (#3811031)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

We were waiting at a bus stop today in a European city with a namesake in New York State. The bus was late and the bus stop had only half a roof. During a ten-minute deluge, there was nearly a riot at the bus stop as people less weather-savvy than me (I'd seen it coming!) tried to muscle us out of the way in their desperate efforts to stay dry. Manfully, I stood our ground. The whole city was in chaos with roads flooded everywhere. When the bus finally reached its destination, 25 miles away, we came upon weather that was hot and sunny and there had been no rain there at all. We stood on the roof of Santa Chiara church and had a wonderful view of an amazing baroque town that had been completely rebuilt after a devastating earthquake at the end of the 17th century.

I later discovered that, apart from a little strip near Barcelona, we were in the only place in Europe that had had such unsettled weather. If you can't guess where we are, I'll tell you on Monday.


25 Sep 16 - 09:34 PM (#3811330)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Cool enough tonight for me to switch from summer PJs (really cotton t-shirt and long lightweight cotton PJ pants to winter PJs (really sweatshirt and sweatpants). I'm not turning on the heat yet!


26 Sep 16 - 08:58 PM (#3811509)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

Well we're home. We were in Siracusa in Sicily, where, in a single week, the weather turned from the sublime (Mediterranean sun with thirty degrees) to the unbelievable (thundery rain that lasted for hour after hour, mostly during the night, thankfully, that left the city inundated).


03 Oct 16 - 09:37 AM (#3812496)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

No need for heat yet in DC

If you are in Port au Prince brace for over a METER of rain.

Southern California has earthquake warnings, to the north fire and on the east coast a hurricane watch.


11 Oct 16 - 08:31 PM (#3814022)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

When my flight left Providence, Rhode Island yesterday, it wasn't all that cold really; must have been in the '60s Fahrenheit. The problem was the wind. After the rainstorms moved out, the wind pushed in. The kind of wind that says, Summer is SO OVER. Dry, cold, biting, withering wind. I needed several layers, including the winter parka with the hood up, to get from my parked car to the airport terminal.

This morning I wake up in Paradise Valley, part of greater Phoenix, Arizona, where they tell me it is no longer so hot as it had been all summer. Now that it is no longer summer here, they actually get through an entire day without breaking 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and the nighttime temperatures drop down to almost 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

In my rental car, however, I still pack my winter parka -- to wear indoors, when the refrigerated air is especially, erm, refrigerated. Especially if I am sitting still at a computer.


11 Oct 16 - 10:51 PM (#3814038)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

its cold, In fact were all home with colds.
So I'm definitely posting too much.


18 Oct 16 - 10:41 PM (#3815409)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Almost time to head north and east, leaving Arizona for home. Good thing I packed summer clothes, they were needed here.


19 Oct 16 - 02:04 AM (#3815417)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

We had an early snowfall in Juneau, Alaska, even beating both Anchorage and Fairbanks, which are much farther north. On October 16 our little but long town got from 3 to 9 inches of the white stuff. I'm glad. I hope we have a snowy winter for a change.


19 Oct 16 - 08:49 PM (#3815593)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

After some seasonally cool days, we've had three days of almost-summer warmth. Gradually the cool air will return, starting tomorrow, and by the weekend things will probably be normal for this time of year.


20 Oct 16 - 07:49 PM (#3815769)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Ebbie, I hope YOU get all the snow, unlike the recent winter when Massachusetts got eight feet plus!

Chantey Lass, you spoke true; just arrived at the Providence airport, and it is more mild outside than the day I left.


21 Oct 16 - 08:58 PM (#3815927)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

And today,it was slightly warm and felt warmer because of humidity which eventually became rain. Normally I would go to a chantey sing in Bristol, RI, on the third Friday of warmish months, but it's held around a campfire. The planners promised if it rained we would move indoors because this is the last one until spring, but I couldn't picture myself walking through rough, wet, unlit fields to get to the historic farmhouse or back to my car. I could see lightning in the distance and I heard flash flood warnings, so I turned my car around and drove home through Providence's commuter traffic.


22 Oct 16 - 03:40 PM (#3816005)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Ah, that wind is back, as we all knew it would be: biting, withering, and cold. We had a nice break from it, though.


23 Oct 16 - 02:37 PM (#3816118)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

aaggh, that wind...expletives deleted....


23 Oct 16 - 02:49 PM (#3816120)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

I'm afraid that wind will blow all the leaves off the trees before they finish changing colors. That's what happened last year.


26 Oct 16 - 09:25 PM (#3816740)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Temp's predicted to drop to freezing, but not below, tonight! But I saw and heard black-capped chickadees in the bushes outside my living room windows this afternoon. What cheerful birds, and they can spend the winter here!


27 Oct 16 - 04:50 PM (#3816841)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

oooo, yuck, that's what. At least here the temps are enough above freezing that the precip is liquid. Between Albany, NY and Chicopee, MA, on the Thruway/Pike, driving speeds are reduced thanks to the falling SNOW. That cursed s-word.


28 Oct 16 - 02:34 PM (#3816940)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

More of the same. Yuck and yuck again.


30 Oct 16 - 03:04 PM (#3817281)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

I don't know how much farther south I am from keberoxu, but while Friday here was rainy and cold, both Saturday and Sunday were nice enough for me to walk to a local breakfast place in jeans and a flannel shirt, making them two of my favorite days of the year.


31 Oct 16 - 02:18 AM (#3817330)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

In Juneau, Alaska today, we are forecast to have one more bright, dry day, closing October's record-breaking month. The weather in Juneau is typically cool, even nippy (we are at latitude 58) pretty much year 'round with lots of rain, right at 100 inches of it, on top of another 100 inches or so of winter time snow. These last couple of years have not been normal - last winter the ground didn't freeze to any depth. And now, just like many other places in the world, we're having record-breaking temperatures.

I'm hoping for a snowy winter this year- we're far enough north - and with mountains all around - that warmth traveling to us from the south may react to the Pacific Ocean outside our door and give us snow instead of rain. Fingers crossed.


31 Oct 16 - 04:43 PM (#3817446)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

The sun is back, at least.


13 Nov 16 - 02:29 PM (#3820352)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

For people in my blue state of Massachusetts -- some of us are blue in more ways than one -- today is like an unexpected gift.
Although it is November and past Election Day, we are having October weather: warm, clear, and dry, with this cloudless blue sky overhead.

It is possible for people who have been curled up indoors to come out today, and pretend that November hasn't even happened yet. And all that comes with November.


13 Nov 16 - 07:55 PM (#3820397)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

It was lovely at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, today, too--warmer than usual at this time of year, though there was a good breeze near the river. The demonstration squad must have appreciated the weather even more than I did.


13 Nov 16 - 08:19 PM (#3820402)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

Last night was the first time this season I slept with the fan on.

Sunday I washed my quilt cover & packed away my 80% down quilt as I've not used it for a week. If we get a cool snap I'll bring out my thin blanket or my even thinner wool shawl.

Warm & very warm days, some with humidity, tho none last night!

We are heading into the normal hot humid Sydney summer, but this weekend I'll be 250km out west where nights are still cold (memo to self pack clothes for summer days & cool nights)

sandra


14 Nov 16 - 12:12 PM (#3820500)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

Dreadful here in the mountains of North Georgia. No rain for weeks and the smoke from not too distant forest fires is unhealthy and unpleasant. It's even worse in nearby North Carolina.


15 Nov 16 - 06:50 PM (#3820838)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

My French teacher taught me a memorable turn of phrase:

"Il pleut comme une vache qui pisse."

Which is what it is doing today, pissing down rain.
Certainly needed, though. There are as many leaves on the ground as there are remaining on the trees; and the drier the weather, the more the dried-up leaves contribute to dust and dander and everything. It was time for things to be safely damped down. At least it is warm enough, for some reason, not to have frost or freezes making things wintry tonight.


16 Nov 16 - 02:11 AM (#3820870)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

I'd never seen that phrase but my early high school French kicked in from a distance part of my memory & I read it. It's an excellent way of describing wet weather.


16 Nov 16 - 11:30 AM (#3820991)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

And after yesterday's thorough soaking, puffy pale-grey clouds are moving rapidly across the sky, and an occasional hole in the clouds allows a well-scrubbed clear blue sky to peak through.

Of course, now that the sun is on the verge of coming out, it will shine on trees that are mostly bare, which was not the case even one week ago.


16 Nov 16 - 11:01 PM (#3821084)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

I drove through last night's rain, up 95 and 495 to the Worcester, MA, area and home again. It was not fun, but the earth must have been a lot happier than I was. It was good to see the sun today, but the earth really does need more rain. We experienced drought conditions in '77 which ended with the Blizzard of '78 in February of that year. I hope this drought ends without a blizzard or floods!


18 Nov 16 - 02:06 PM (#3821394)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Hear there's a snowstorm grinding its way across the North American continent?


22 Nov 16 - 08:22 PM (#3822171)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Who's having a white Thanksgiving?

Here's hoping I WON'T....


23 Nov 16 - 11:58 PM (#3822361)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

I'm hoping my son and his family won't! They live near Worcester, MA, and we are supposed to meet with other family members in Newport, RI, to celebrate. I want them to have a safe round-trip drive.


24 Nov 16 - 09:00 AM (#3822448)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Charmion

It's snowing in Ottawa. Again. Faugh.


24 Nov 16 - 10:02 PM (#3822567)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Lot of cold hearts in Ottawa. If they sign the TPP, can foreign countries sue us if it snows?


25 Nov 16 - 01:01 PM (#3822680)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

The Scots, I hear, call it "dreich." At least it is well above freezing.


25 Nov 16 - 02:09 PM (#3822693)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I have been getting ready for the first "big snowstorm that wasn't" of the season. Even had a big article in the trashpaper about it. The weather terrorists laced into this one full bore. Twits. I expect, at present, some light snow and then light rain. Anyway, got gas for the car and quip, got the snow clothes ready, got the shovels ready... all the necessities. I figure it'll be just a matter of weeks before we actually get a real storm so why not? After all, I am a Boy Sprout. Always Prepared.


25 Nov 16 - 06:06 PM (#3822724)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

On top of weather stuff, was that change from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time. Suddenly it was dark an hour earlier at night: instant depression, if you ask me. And right next to THAT election.


25 Nov 16 - 06:28 PM (#3822726)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Depression can add to electile dysfunction.


25 Nov 16 - 07:20 PM (#3822733)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gallus Moll

Baltic here for the last few days, tho' less cold today and this evening--- however we have had blazing sunshine during the short days! Quite amazing.
The nights have been 'fair drawing in' - sunrise is about 7.30/8am and chickens are all in the hutch roosting by 16.00/16.15 -- - and yet there are still flowers in bloom, green leaves, and spring bulbs appearing - very confusing!
I don't mind the winter when we have a blink of sun and blue skies- - not so pleasant if there's lots of rain and lowering clouds.
We seem to have less snow than in the past; being on the coast does often keep it at bay - - salty air?


26 Nov 16 - 12:39 PM (#3822851)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

awww, gnu, that one SMARTS.

The sun and the clouds are agreeably co-existing overhead today.


27 Nov 16 - 06:37 AM (#3822994)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Told ya. Some rain and then 2 - 5" of snow coming this afternoon and evening and it will be all gone by mid morning tomorrow. Sadistic advertising dollar chasing bastards that don't care how many elderly people they scare.


30 Nov 16 - 01:39 PM (#3823685)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Yesterday, I saw it. It started real gentle like. Small and large flakes gently wafting straight down. I knew the last forecasts were wrong. One of those, "Oh crap." moments.

Well b'y, when I looked out afore I headed fer me bunk around 00:30 today, she looked like the arse end fell out of a cloud. I rose at 6:00 and walked through heavy wet snow 8+" deep and scuffed off the driveaway at Mum's back door. Lights flickered three times around 7:30 so I checked the outages... around 8000 in Moncton but we held steady. City plow didn't show up until about 9:30. That first wet snow plays hell with hydraulic hoses 'n such, eh?

Don't bother me much. Booked an appointment two weeks ago and got me badass HD snow tires with studs put on yesterday. Tell me who knows da wedder, eh? I suppose it could be just the Luck o' the Irish but I'll take the credit like a' Irish would. >;-)


30 Nov 16 - 01:50 PM (#3823689)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Ah, gnu, in for the long haul, you are.

In my youth, especially at university, I had no love for rainy winter days, like the ones we are having this week. Now I am grateful for days that are warm enough for rain and too cold for freezing.


30 Nov 16 - 05:39 PM (#3823744)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ed T

Heavy rain last night, overcast today 5C, 9 C forecast for tomorrow. Winter stay away.


30 Nov 16 - 08:40 PM (#3823782)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke

It is officially Winter on the South coast of England - I am putting on a jersey to go outside. Until now a tee shirt has been adequate.


01 Dec 16 - 07:50 PM (#3823966)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Here in Rhode Island, I wore sandals today with my jeans and flannel shirt after two days of rain. I hear that colder weather is coming. That's good, because these temperatures have unnerved me.


02 Dec 16 - 03:44 PM (#3824154)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Gallus Moll, your report describes disorientation indeed! Can't tell if the seasons are coming or going. It's a little too warm for December here, as well.


05 Dec 16 - 12:19 PM (#3824644)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Snowing at last. Warm enough to turn to slush underfoot, everything is swimming in puddles.


05 Dec 16 - 08:15 PM (#3824726)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Here, a little morning snow changed to rain and then to sunshine. Now the sky is clear, the moon is bright, and the stars are twinkling.


12 Dec 16 - 05:01 PM (#3826097)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

A few more welcome days of warmth. Meaning, above freezing. Swell while it lasts.


13 Dec 16 - 12:31 AM (#3826142)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Yes, but possibly black ice during the morning commute! Drive carefully if you live in the affected area!


13 Dec 16 - 04:50 PM (#3826340)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like in DC ?
From: Donuel

one day until official winter. Tomorrow Wed. it will be 17F but by Sun. it will be 60F
1,142 days till election day 2020


14 Dec 16 - 12:40 PM (#3826482)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Donuel's report is on point. The weather is in a condition of conflict, as there are several systems fighting each other. Whip-sawed, I tell you, we are being whip-sawed. Tomorrow, into the subfreezing nadir for several days. Then a warm storm system on the weekend brings the temperature above freezing. Water-repellent boots, and put the dress boots someplace warm and dry.


15 Dec 16 - 03:30 AM (#3826599)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

we had a very pleasant day, more like a spring day, in summery Sydney, Australia, cool, cloudy with a spot of rain, but very high UV readings.

I live on the edge of the CBD & have the advantage of harbour breezes, those who live in Sydney's western suburbs are always a few degrees higher. Here in the CBD we had 2 days around 36C (about 98F) + high humidity, temperatures fell to 30C at 6pm yesterday. Today (Thursday) was much cooler with 20 at 2.30am & 19 @ 2.30pm & no horrible humidity, yah!!

Those like JennieG who live much further west in the Small Smoke get higher temperatures, with very low humidity.

sandra


15 Dec 16 - 07:49 PM (#3826770)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Cold and windy here, and tomorrow is supposed to be worse. I would have icicles hanging from my nose and ears if the air wasn't so dry. Rain is predicted for the weekend, but so are warmer temps.


16 Dec 16 - 08:17 AM (#3826838)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Charmion

Flippin' freezin' in Ottawa -- bright blue sky, condensation streaming down all the windows, frostbite warnings on the radio. Minus 30 when I got up, not much better now. A good day stay in -- it's about time to change the bed and wash the sticky ktchen floor.


16 Dec 16 - 08:47 AM (#3826848)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ranger1

It's up to -2 F here on the coast of Maine from a low of -5 F. Took me longer to bundle up to take the dog out than it did for him to do his business.


16 Dec 16 - 01:33 PM (#3826927)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

I imagine Beau is VERY quick about doing his business outside in this cold!

The snowstorm and the winds are coming this way....


17 Dec 16 - 02:09 PM (#3827102)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

will we have a snowy Christmas?


17 Dec 16 - 10:11 PM (#3827160)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

I took pictures of roses frozen in ice storm lace and holly fused in the webs of ice. I saw about 10 spun out cars and heard about the 40 car truck pile ups just past our exit to the airport.


18 Dec 16 - 06:34 PM (#3827262)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Yes, Donuel, those Maryland icy roads made national headlines. It sounds utterly gruesome.

The whip-saw of weather continues in New England, a roller-coaster of rising and falling temperatures. There are heaps of plowed-over snow freezing up, and at the same time any slush and ice left on exposed surfaces -- as just a thin coating -- largely melted today.


21 Dec 16 - 12:42 PM (#3827805)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

The sun is back, just in time for the winter solstice. And thankfully we are in between storm systems, so that bitter wind has calmed down for now.


21 Dec 16 - 04:38 PM (#3827844)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

A dear friend told me that recently she was unable to fly out of the airport in Denver: the "jet bridges" were frozen. She uses that airport regularly year upon year, and this was a first for her.


22 Dec 16 - 12:26 PM (#3828055)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Settling in for THAT holiday weekend.


23 Dec 16 - 12:28 PM (#3828294)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Forgot my gloves. Just because the sun is shining, that is no excuse for forgetting my gloves.


23 Dec 16 - 12:38 PM (#3828296)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

DC 47 sunny


24 Dec 16 - 10:42 AM (#3828448)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Rain, Rain, DON'T go away just yet. Melt some of that dirty frozen snow from last weekend before you go.


25 Dec 16 - 01:45 PM (#3828677)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Hear that some areas got storms for Christmas?


25 Dec 16 - 08:36 PM (#3828727)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Yes, I did hear that. I hope all 'Cattery are safe, warm, and dry.


26 Dec 16 - 03:11 AM (#3828756)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

I'd rather be cool & dry

sandra in warm humid Sydney

ps. weather is a tad different in Central Australia - flash floods & waterfalls! check out the photos & video of waterfalls on Uluru


26 Dec 16 - 03:29 PM (#3828855)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Sandra, wow!


26 Dec 16 - 06:21 PM (#3828865)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

Australia is a country of droughts and flooding rains


27 Dec 16 - 11:11 AM (#3828992)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Whip-saws again. The roller-coaster is rolling from West to East across the continent. Warm one day, snowing the next.


27 Dec 16 - 01:19 PM (#3829032)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

66 in DC and sunny


29 Dec 16 - 04:15 PM (#3829419)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Nor'easter in full swing. Thank goodness it is warm enough to remain rain here, but some places are getting something a lot colder.


29 Dec 16 - 08:32 PM (#3829455)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

It is 20 degrees hotter here right now than average - 3 years running.

2016 is also the hottest year on record - as was the last 3 years or so.

Whuduya make of that?


30 Dec 16 - 11:03 AM (#3829560)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bill D

Just went from a bit over cast & chilly... to snow flurries... to dark skies and serious snow... to no snow and clear sunshine---- all in about 15 minutes. (Maryland suburbs of DC)


02 Jan 17 - 09:17 PM (#3830091)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bee-dubya-ell

We've had record rainfall the last two days. Officially, 3.75" on New Years Day, which is three times what we usually get for the entire month of January. But I talked with a friend who said his 6" rain gauge had overflowed, so it was even heavier in some places. And another inch or two came down today. The bridge on our road is underwater. It spans a creek about 20' wide and the roadway is usually about 10' above water level. We can avoid that bridge, but we have to detour several miles and cross the creek via highway bridges with higher clearances. Interesting start to the new year.


03 Jan 17 - 01:08 PM (#3830187)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Wet, and thankfully, above freezing; no ice underfoot!


04 Jan 17 - 07:24 PM (#3830497)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Cold, and gettin' colder. brrrrr.


06 Jan 17 - 01:56 PM (#3830785)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

How is the New Year treating the rest of us?


06 Jan 17 - 03:42 PM (#3830798)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Mrrzy

Elle neige! Yay!


07 Jan 17 - 12:38 PM (#3830941)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Still "yay!," Mrrzy? Hope you are not buried under a blizzard right now....it looks pretty bad out the window here.


07 Jan 17 - 04:44 PM (#3830999)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Can't hear a darned thing for the snowplow engines.


07 Jan 17 - 07:20 PM (#3831029)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Snow's here, too, along with cold temps and wind swirling the flakes!


08 Jan 17 - 02:42 AM (#3831053)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG

Two hours ago, at 4.43 P.M., we reached a maximum temperature of 32.9 deg C. Considering the forecast was for 35 deg C we were let off lightly! Another heatwave is forecast for the coming week, starting tomorrow......erk......

Anyone with excess snow to give away, please PM me for my address. It would be gratefully received.


08 Jan 17 - 12:11 PM (#3831165)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: olddude

,car buried
In ssnow


08 Jan 17 - 08:20 PM (#3831280)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Olddude,
Oh, no!


08 Jan 17 - 09:22 PM (#3831291)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer

Here in the Mother Lode (California foothills of the Sierra Nevada), we are underneath what they call an Atmospheric River this week. There's likely to be some flooding in the Sacramento River Valley. In areas like this that depend on seasonal flooding, this can be a good thing - if it doesn't go overboard. It's likely to bring some terrific birdwatching in the next few weeks, and maybe a memorable crop of wildflowers.

-Joe-


09 Jan 17 - 12:37 PM (#3831462)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Sorry, JennieG, but the North American weather whipsaw continues apace. This means that after being buried in snow, we watch the Fahrenheit temperature, in a few days, crank up to fifty degrees, and the whole darned thing melts. Maybe it will flood? Horrors.


09 Jan 17 - 06:14 PM (#3831564)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Thompson

Icy weather killing people across Europe; it's about to hit us in Ireland tomorrow or Wednesday. Went for a bike ride today and came back so chilled and tired after facing into a freezing headwind that I retired to the bed for the day.


10 Jan 17 - 12:45 PM (#3831725)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

refresh


10 Jan 17 - 07:45 PM (#3831794)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Rain and warm wind and all the snow and ice melting all at once? What if it floods....


11 Jan 17 - 09:57 AM (#3831908)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

it's almost 2am on Thursday 13th & Sydney is still hot & humid, 23C (but feeling hotter) with 76% humidity.

12 hours ago it was 36C (close to 100F) & as I waited for a bus in the shade, sweat was falling from my eyebrows & forehead onto my glasses under my wrap-around sunglasses. Naturally the bus was late (the route is famous for late buses!) & when I got in & said something like 'air conditioned bus' to the driver, he informed me it was broken ... It was only a short trip to the station & the train was air conditioned!

sandra (also wanting some cool)


12 Jan 17 - 01:20 PM (#3832135)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Olddude, has your snow melted over there? Ours is rapidly disappearing. We have a warm spell, and then everything freezes up again on the weekend forecast.


12 Jan 17 - 02:06 PM (#3832140)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I have my windows open. 9C and breezy on January 12!!! Nice to get a change of air. Not too often this happens in Moncton, NB.ca.

We are going from lower than -20C to near 9C on a weekly basis with snow/ice pellets/freezing rain/sun. Gonna kill a lot of partridge and such in our woods.


13 Jan 17 - 12:15 PM (#3832361)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Yes, gnu describes a weather roller-coaster, and it's that way here too. We've had our big warm-up for the week, now it plummets back down.


17 Jan 17 - 03:49 PM (#3833215)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

refresh


18 Jan 17 - 01:16 PM (#3833396)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

"it might as well be spring..."


18 Jan 17 - 07:37 PM (#3833454)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

It's been 60 degrees or so for the last 10 days here in the mountains of North Georgia {USA}. Before that we had a massive 3 inch blizzard.


18 Jan 17 - 07:48 PM (#3833455)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

How well do Georgia drivers drive with three inches of snow? Or does it depend on which part of Georgia?


18 Jan 17 - 08:58 PM (#3833468)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Elmore

Attn: Keberoxu I have spent most of my life in New England. IMO they {the drivers} don't have a clue. In Atlanta the officials are trying to get more and better equipment. In the mountains one should stay home.


19 Jan 17 - 03:53 AM (#3833509)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rusty Dobro

Rain/snow/thunderstorms alternating in southern Spain today.


19 Jan 17 - 02:43 PM (#3833582)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Driving weather! Always a sound topic for a discussion. Hopefully an amicable one.

Thanks Elmore for answering my question.
My residence has been mostly in these areas: the Lake Erie environs, New England, and of all places New Mexico, where they definitely know about snow.

I was and remain sadly disappointed with drivers around Phoenix, Arizona, where they don't know the first thing about driving in the RAIN. That's all it takes to confuse the drivers. That kind of desert climate gets cloudbursts, monsoon-style, and when it does rain, the rain just dumps on you all at once. Then there is all that dust and sand about, which as one radio personality observed, in the rain becomes like ball bearings for automobiles.

Don't even get me started on flash floods in desert country.


20 Jan 17 - 03:11 PM (#3833753)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

gloomy, gloomy, glooooomy


20 Jan 17 - 06:22 PM (#3833777)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

My power bill is "pleasant" to open (forced air electric and a mini-split heat pump). I am over 20% down from last year and last year was good. Hardly any snow. I am starting the get nervous. The new moon is soon so... ?


21 Jan 17 - 03:06 PM (#3833935)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Like spring. Go figure.


22 Jan 17 - 03:55 PM (#3834146)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

More of the same. I can live without the frigid temperatures.


23 Jan 17 - 12:45 PM (#3834309)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Today the weather doesn't just turn on a dime, it spins! The changes are like every five minutes, enough to make you giddy. Direct sunshine, followed by stormclouds and blowing snow, bam bam bam.


23 Jan 17 - 05:08 PM (#3834378)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

38C here today (over 100F in the old money) & a friend & I are visiting an old friend who is not in good health, via 2 air-conditioned trains & an air conditioned bus. The station is close to my place, the bus-stop is next to the final station & our friend lives next to th final bus stop! But ...

I'm cool in my living room with my small fan going, but it's already 32.2 outside! eek, it's going to be 40C where we are going, & chance of a storm here & there ...

sandra (9am Tuesday)


24 Jan 17 - 05:46 AM (#3834474)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

12 & 3/4 hours later after the cool change it's only 21.5C & we only got to 35.6, not 38! tomorrow we are expecting 26.


24 Jan 17 - 05:23 PM (#3834621)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

The flip-flopping weather changes were blown away by a big old nor'easter. Weatherman says we need the rain hereabouts. Maybe, but I could have done without the darned wind.


25 Jan 17 - 09:14 AM (#3834739)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JMB

Yesterday in Nova Scotia, we had freezing rain really bad. Throughout town, many spots were iced right over so bad that I decided to crawl on my hands and knees so I wouldn't fall (ha ha).


25 Jan 17 - 09:48 PM (#3834901)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

I saw the sun today!


26 Jan 17 - 01:00 AM (#3834914)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

Dc was shirtsleeve weather today. Why is it so hot?


27 Jan 17 - 04:10 PM (#3835235)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Blow, blow, thou winter wind.


28 Jan 17 - 04:05 PM (#3835375)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Started Tuesday night. Latest word was tomorrow between 10 and 11PM. I started hauling can goods to the basement and finished the last load, knowing all would be safe from freezing. I sat in my office for a well deserved smoke and a beer and... yup, my office lights came on. NB Power left an hour ago. I gave the boys a BIG thumbs-up and they gave it back.

Now they can join their buddies in NE NB. The poor buggers up there will be weeks getting power back on. I saw a video yesterday taken in Lamèque by a guy driving the main road... pole after pole after pole smashed and downed. The whole road, for miles and miles and it's all over NE NB. NB Power has to, essentially, "reinstall" the works... drill new holes for poles and all. Crews from NS, PQ, and ME are on the ground too.

It was eventful. Learned a few things, like, having home phone with a cable company means you can lose your land line when the power goes out and also your cell phone. That distressed Mum a great deal. Anyway, it was fun. The generator deal at Mum's was a big payoff for a ten year old investment.

Greco XXL (32 slice) Grecoworks pizza has been ordered for the celebration. The box takes up every inch of one shelf in my fridge. I should weigh myself BEFORE I get it because I know I dropped some pounds during this fun time. Didn't even eat for the first day and a half... 'cept fer a few ales. We men types throws food to the wind, we does, when there is "work" to be done.


28 Jan 17 - 04:49 PM (#3835387)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Thread drift....throwing food to the wind when there is work to be done.

This reminds me of the story of Muddy Waters being introduced to a young fellow who went by Buddy Guy -- and hauling off and slapping his face, on the spot.

Buddy Guy had just arrived in Chicago and was trying to connect with people, with musicians anyhow. As I recall his telling of the story, he went for a day or two without eating solid food, we all know what that means. Muddy Waters slapped him after finding this out. And then he sat Buddy Guy down and bought him a salami sandwich. Heard of that one?


28 Jan 17 - 05:29 PM (#3835399)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

...and that wind keeps on blowing.


28 Jan 17 - 08:53 PM (#3835436)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Mmm. Windy here, too, but warm enough so that I went for a short walk--a very short walk. It's rare for me to do even that because all conditions--weather, daylight, and my energy level--have to be just right.
Gnu, it sounds like you've got How to Survive the Storms pretty well figured out. I hope those living in NE NB do, too.


29 Jan 17 - 04:19 PM (#3835550)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Glad to hear that gnu is out of the cold now, by the way.


30 Jan 17 - 01:26 PM (#3835742)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Hunkering down to wait for the next storm system.


30 Jan 17 - 10:15 PM (#3835831)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

A little colder, with a little snow, after a few unusually mild days.

By the driveway we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he is Friar Tuck;
He'll say, "Are you married?" We'll say "No, Man";
But later, by the fire, we might hug


31 Jan 17 - 12:38 PM (#3835941)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

From another thread, posted today... On a sad note, them there poor buggers up north (30,000) are still in a hard way. Two dead from CO poisoning and others treated for same. 200 troops on the way to clean up trees and get people to safety and provide field ambulance services and such. Brings a tear to my eyes.


31 Jan 17 - 12:55 PM (#3835944)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I just plugged in new brunswick ice storm 2017 at YT and there are lots of videos. Here is one the caught my eye as it was happening because I was in the middle of it... in the dark. It was an event! Most excitement I have had in years.


31 Jan 17 - 08:16 PM (#3836016)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Snow here--just a little. I'm waiting for the condo's plow to come through if it bothers to. If so, I'll have to move my car so the plow can push the snow into my corner of the world without plowing me in

Gnu, wow! And I'm sorry about the people who died.


11 Feb 17 - 12:51 AM (#3838180)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

here in sunny summery sydney we are in the midst of a heatwave with
catastrophic fire danger in some parts of the state.
Bureau of Meteorology heatwave assessment

I'm on the edge of Sydney's CBD close to the harbour (tho I can't see it) but it's effect means we are cooler than out in suburbia & in most of the state. Temperature at 4.30pm Sat is 35.4C here, with 44 to 46 in the west. (38 is 100F)

Everyone has been told to conserve electricity - eg. turn off & unplug unnecessary items. One of our largest energy companies shut down a smelter for a couple of hours yesterday as it uses 10% of the state's electricity & is doing so again this afternoon.

and tomorrow is expected to be 29! yah, cool weather (not) & about 10 degrees warmer in the Western suburbs.

sandra (coolish under the effects of 2 small 6" fans, one running off my computer & newly bought this morning)


11 Feb 17 - 05:32 PM (#3838328)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Here we are expecting more snow starting Sunday morning and ending Monday night. I'm just inside the bad zone for this storm which will be milder for those living in southern Rhode Island. We had a blizzard on Thursday. For that storm too I lived just inside the bad zone which was milder for those living in northern RI. This is what happens to those of us living in the middle of the state! The weather reports kept giving us a blizzard warning as the snow fell and the winds blew. Finally in the mid-afternoon it was declared a blizzard. The plows came through in the late evening and I wasn't able to get outside in time to move my car to avoid being plowed in. Thank goodness for a neighbor who did most of the work shoveling my car out. I owe his family a gift certificate to a nice local restaurant.


11 Feb 17 - 05:38 PM (#3838331)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Blizzards going and coming in Massachusetts as well.
The right side mirror, the one outside the car, stopped reflecting.
It turned solid black behind the clear surface and it won't reflect anything at all.
I didn't know side mirrors on an auto could even do that.
The car service division has scheduled me for a repair appointment during Monday's snowstorm.


11 Feb 17 - 05:47 PM (#3838333)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

I would like some cool - but yours is far too much for me. Living in a temperate climate where winter does not get below 10C, in an apartment where the windows are permanently locked open for about 6 inches ...

I've only once seen snow when I visited a friend in the Snow Mountains region early one winter. We spend a day at a ski resort & I touched snow & slid on it & created a snowball & threw it then, we had dinner & went back to his nearby town where it was just cold & not snowy!

sandra (29.5C 9.50am Sunday morning)


12 Feb 17 - 07:22 AM (#3838427)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I couldn't take that kind of HOT!

Some forecasts paint a worse scenario but here is the Environment Canada forecast...

Blizzard warning in effect for:

Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick
Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and persistent visibility near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

A low pressure system is expected to develop south of Cape Cod this evening and intensify as it moves towards Nova Scotia tonight. Snow will begin over southwestern New Brunswick this evening and spread eastward throughout the night.

As the storm passes south of Nova Scotia on Monday, it will intensify and give heavy snow, very strong northeasterly winds, and blowing snow resulting in blizzard conditions to much of the southern half of New Brunswick.

Snowfall amounts between 25 and 55 cm is expected with winds gusting up to 100 km/h. The highest snowfall amounts and strongest winds are forecast to be along the Fundy coast.

The snow will taper to flurries Monday evening and the winds will gradually diminish Monday night as the low continues to move east.

Travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to widespread poor visibility. Travel is not recommended.

Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours.
********************************************************

NS will get much worse... gonna be a real mess in Halifax.


12 Feb 17 - 07:55 AM (#3838432)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Senoufou

Ah Sandra, when my husband first arrived from W Africa, he'd never seen snow, or experienced temperatures below about 28 degrees C. He was absolutely enchanted and rushed outside (I managed to get him into boots, a puffa jacket and a scarf, plus woolly hat) He started to build things with the snow, and I showed him how to roll a giant ball to make a snowman. He foolishly took his gloves off, and in a few minutes said, "Aiiiieee!! This snow is burning my fingers! And also my toes!" His poor hands and feet were almost frostbitten! He still adores snow (I certainly don't) There's an advert on TV at the moment about a toy meerkat and a 'snow dream' where he's invited to build a 'snowkat'. I always get a bit choked up as it reminds me of those early days.


12 Feb 17 - 08:42 AM (#3838439)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Dave the Gnome

Bloomin' awful here in the Aire Valley today. Dull, grey and sleeting. Plus I dropped my hat as I got out of the car and it got wet through :-(

DtG


12 Feb 17 - 09:02 AM (#3838445)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Senoufou

Same here Dave (Norfolk UK) Went down the garden to put food out for the birds (including a new one, a rather smart male pheasant, which I suspect is taking refuge from the guns, as the shooting season is in full swing) I was wearing my fluffy slippers, and they got soaked by the slushy wet muck on the path. It's dark too and like living in a tunnel. Very depressing. It's officially 2 degrees C. Can't stand much more of this! :(


12 Feb 17 - 12:53 PM (#3838471)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Yes, Eliza, I knew a classmate from southern California who had never seen snow until she entered university in the northeastern US, and she too found it thrilling. I grew up near Lake Erie -- not so cold as Lake Superior, but more than enough lake-effect snow.

Today, far from Lake Erie, the wind has died down while the snow just keeps on falling; the blizzard-speed wind is due to return within the next twenty-four hours, and heavier snowfall with it. Can't we catch a breather here?!


12 Feb 17 - 08:34 PM (#3838547)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gallus Moll

gey windy - had to fold my Rotaire away in case it took off!

(brilliant invention - a canopy / cover for a rotary drying line, means you can leave washing out in rain, it still dries, even in Winter.
Just have to watch out for very strong winds or heavy snow)
I never need the tumble dryer now - and don't have piles of wet stuff beside radiators! Really great.)


13 Feb 17 - 06:06 PM (#3838754)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Wind, clear, sub-freezing cold. At least the snow stopped falling.

Oh, and the glass fell off of my auto right-side mirror when I was looking someplace else, maybe at the road or the traffic signals. The mirror turned black when the glass was no longer there. They replaced the whole thing at the service dept this morning.


13 Feb 17 - 08:20 PM (#3838769)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

It was lovely to see the sun again today and have temps above freezing. Yes, there were strong winds, but as the snow on the roads started to melt, the winds helped prevent black ice when the temperature dropped this evening.


13 Feb 17 - 08:58 PM (#3838775)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

We've had a strong, cold east wind for several days and today it was even windier, but the temperature got to almost 13⁰︎C today. It dried my grass off so thoroughly that I could get the mower out and get it down. It was nine inches high in paces! Job done!


14 Feb 17 - 11:02 AM (#3838914)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Just hope we get some time to catch our breath before the weather gets feisty and frisky again.


16 Feb 17 - 03:11 PM (#3839356)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Gnu? Are you still ALIVE after Winter Storm Pluto?

All there is to complain about currently is the stiff winter wind that is blowing about the powdery snow already left behind...
and I for one am not complaining.


16 Feb 17 - 07:26 PM (#3839420)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

I'd expected clouds with some rain showers today. Instead, we got sun!


16 Feb 17 - 11:02 PM (#3839440)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

At this point Wash DC is the highest record setting heat in all of recorded historic weather among all the States for a winter season.
Just 4 weeks to go.
65 this weekend.


20 Feb 17 - 12:19 PM (#3840174)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Just really grateful that we get several days without any storms, stiff winds, or icy stuff falling out of the sky.


21 Feb 17 - 12:57 PM (#3840491)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

We had winter storm Pluto, east of the pond you are having storm Doris. I can't hardly keep these names straight.


22 Feb 17 - 01:37 PM (#3840801)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

refresh


23 Feb 17 - 12:58 PM (#3841010)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

It's unseasonably warm and sunny here, with the big heaps of plowed snow melting a little at a time.


23 Feb 17 - 06:16 PM (#3841072)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

its 75 at 6pm in DC


24 Feb 17 - 05:03 PM (#3841308)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

We have cool weather schedule to return. Thank goodness. All the creepy crawly stuff is hatching too soon.


26 Feb 17 - 03:55 PM (#3841763)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

And hopefully Gnu is recovered from the latest snow dump. A lot of it has melted here....and there was an awful lot to be melted.


27 Feb 17 - 11:32 AM (#3841939)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

March comes in like a lion? More like a wet alleycat?


02 Mar 17 - 01:56 PM (#3842491)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

It's March, and not a wet alley cat, not today.
Withering dryness; the kind of blue sky with not a speck of humidity, blinding searing intense blue. And a lion of a March wind is blowing. If this were, not New England, but the Four Corners, there would be dust everywhere and tumbleweeds all clumped up and flying down the highway.


02 Mar 17 - 02:13 PM (#3842496)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Unseasonably warm. 2/3 of the dumps of snow are gone. The maple trees are confused. Raining now. Back to COLD by tomorrow morn. Loads of Cedar Waxwings in the apple tree. A robin arrived several days ago too. Been drunk on the apples since. Two days ago, he chirped that spring chirp and I discovered his Missus has arrived. Love is in the air... which is odd as it's way too early given out usual climate.


02 Mar 17 - 05:04 PM (#3842530)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like in DC?
From: Donuel

The daffodils are now in full glory


03 Mar 17 - 06:37 AM (#3842602)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Hrothgar

Hot and sticky, but dry. Love a sub-tropical climate.

After the hottest January on record, and the hottest February on record, we look like heading into the hottest March on record.

Bloody hell, I wish it would rain!


09 Mar 17 - 11:16 AM (#3843940)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

Sunny and lovely today, but: howling, gusty winds all day yesterday; we're among 600,000 Detroit Edison customers out of electricity, with no restore estimate available yet. We put up in the (mostly packed) Best Western half a mile from home last night.


09 Mar 17 - 11:46 AM (#3843946)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Frogprince, I'm glad you found a room at the inn. I hope your power is soon restored.
Here it's windy and sunny with snow predicted for tomorrow.


09 Mar 17 - 01:29 PM (#3843960)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

ChanteyLass is right about the forecast, ...sigh. Just as long as it isn't another BLIZZARD or, worse yet, an ice storm. Going to live up to March being like a lion, I suppose.


09 Mar 17 - 03:27 PM (#3843980)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: frogprince

Still no repair estimate available. We've mostly been sitting around reading in the library, other than the forenoon turn on a 'puter and coming back to it just now.


10 Mar 17 - 09:33 AM (#3844088)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

...and the snow is back in town.


10 Mar 17 - 10:39 AM (#3844102)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

74 yesterday.

21 tonight.


EPA and NOAA are both looking at budget cuts of 40%


10 Mar 17 - 07:27 PM (#3844168)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Easy snow. Roads were pretreated. The parking lot at my condos wasn't, but still the snow melted on the pavement. It did stay on grass, trees, and cars, but I was able to push it off my car easily with a broom even though it was a few inches deep. If only all our snowstorms were like this!


10 Mar 17 - 08:13 PM (#3844171)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw

Warmest day since Nov. 1 in Bude. Shorts, cotton gilet with extra vest all that were required. Most people we met out walking were muffled up as if there was a big freeze. They'll never get their Vitamin D and I hope they'd sprayed their underarms.


11 Mar 17 - 07:05 AM (#3844224)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Here in Moncton, NB.ca it's -plugyourcarin and windy. Not to worry, full moon tomorrow so it will warm up... and snow. The weather terrorists are already calling for a Nor'easter and talking about blizzard conditions.


11 Mar 17 - 02:59 PM (#3844302)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

If that happens, gnu, then the blizzard will hit Long Island Sound as well....and our local weather forecast says it will. Shiver.


11 Mar 17 - 07:26 PM (#3844362)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gallus Moll

Do Heavenly Dancers (Northern Lights) count as weather?
We've had some amazing displays over the past few weeks- - and now there's a service that predicts when and where to view them! (usually in the middle of the night -- -)
In the garden snowdrops, hazel catkins and apple blossom have been out for ages, daffodils coming into bloom now along with various early rhododendrons.
As ever the sun/clouds/rain/wind/temperature vary not only from day to day but often from one extreme to another within the day - or between by home and the city 30 miles away!
So everyone has to wear layers and carry a backpack in order to add to the layers being worn - or stow away the ones needing to be removed!
As they say - several seasons in one day in Scotland.
Ah well, at least we never have to worry about water shortages, and always have lush green vegetation to enjoy!


11 Mar 17 - 09:14 PM (#3844379)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Here, it's biting cold.


12 Mar 17 - 07:36 PM (#3844539)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

it's the calm before the storm here.

Heavenly Dancers! They rate several mentions on other Mudcat threads, partly because song lyrics extol them.


13 Mar 17 - 05:23 PM (#3844733)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gallus Moll

The Heavenly Dancers (Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis) are stunning!
--- Do they have them in Southern Hemisphere?


14 Mar 17 - 05:48 AM (#3844827)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney

yes, but only in low latitudes - Aurora Australis I'll never see it here in Sydney. Maybe if I ever get to Cygnet Folk Festival in Tasmania I can see one, but as that festival is in January & summer makes if hard to see them, probably not.

Auroras: What are they and how do you spot one in Australia? - this article says Auroras have been seen in Kiama, a 2.5 hour train trip south where I have friends, I must ask them if they have ever seen the aurura.

Google image search Aurora Australis


18 Mar 17 - 05:58 PM (#3845555)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Hey Frogprince! Your power back on??


19 Mar 17 - 07:29 AM (#3845649)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

Round number 3? Mum's gonna freak out. Last week, the power was out from 2AM to 8:30AM and she was "having flashbacks" from late January (out for 4 days). Then it was out from 11AM to 1PM and she was really getting antsy.

4:35 AM ADT Sunday 19 March 2017
Special weather statement in effect for:

Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick
A low pressure system will approach slowly from the south tonight and Monday then linger around the region into Tuesday. Precipitation from this system will begin over southernmost portions of New Brunswick early Monday morning as a mixture of light snow, ice pellets and freezing rain but should change to rain later in the morning as temperatures climb slightly above the freezing mark. However, as temperatures fall later in the day and the precipitation continues to push northward, there is potential for a prolonged area of freezing rain to form Monday evening and persist into Tuesday morning. At this time northern and eastern portions of the province are most at risk for freezing rain, but there is still a chance it could affect western and southern portions of the province as well.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as freezing rain warnings may be required.


19 Mar 17 - 04:19 PM (#3845717)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Sparing a thought for you, gnu.
If the forecast here is to be believed, that storm will spare southern New England, but we will see. When it gets warm enough here for things to thaw, we won't need rain: it may flood anyhow.


17 Apr 17 - 03:30 PM (#3850872)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

I was just looking out my kitchen window.

At this time of year, when it snows, it's really pretty... because the little bastards melt and die when they hit the ground.


17 Apr 17 - 03:39 PM (#3850876)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Dumb question of the hour:

how do you, gnu, post to two threads simultaneously?


19 Apr 17 - 03:04 AM (#3851141)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie

Amazing thing today: it snowed! Here in Juneau, Alaska, we're in what are typically the brightest, driest months of the year, from mid-April to the end of June.

Well, things were going on normally the last several weeks. In the sun it was warm, temps in the upper 40s/low 50s, bushes are budding, crocuses are up and blooming, day lilies stand 6 inches high.

And then today, it snowed.


27 Apr 17 - 02:30 PM (#3852768)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Hey gnu!
Did your heatwave up there cool down?


27 Apr 17 - 02:40 PM (#3852772)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu

"how do you, gnu, post to two threads simultaneously?"

Trade secret.

"Did your heatwave up there cool down?"

It was 30H (Humidex) an hour ago but things should get back to normal soon, I hope. Too early for that crap. I want my Spring. Didn't open my windows today because of the temp and humidity.

Oh... yeah... Moncton, NB.ca


27 Apr 17 - 08:38 PM (#3852823)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

And now it's supposed to be summer-like again this weekend.

"Im April, thut das Wetter, was es will..."


28 Apr 17 - 05:19 AM (#3852863)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: David C. Carter

It depends on what time of day we're talking.

France,Wednesday:Sun followed by snow,followed by sun,snow again,sun,followed by storm.

It rained this morning;Who knows what the day will bring.

Could be caused by Election boredom.At the moment the weather seems to be in a lite stupor.


28 Apr 17 - 08:43 AM (#3852878)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel

85 F in DC today, 90 tomorrow.
The last 3 years have beaten the hottest year in history 3 times running. Hottest February in History was set this year.


01 May 17 - 12:40 PM (#3853265)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

A happy medium today.
It's well above freezing, and the plowed piles of frozen snow are gone.
It's too cool and cloudy to remind anyone of summer. (I have seen people with horrendous sunburns lately, forgetting to protect themselves on the clear warm days.)

It's showery, which the growing flowering leafy things need.
The earthworms, when it's wet, have been showing up above the surface of the soil for the first time in months.

I can happily wear layers in the day.
The nights are still cool enough for pleasant sleeping.

I could get used to this.


05 May 17 - 12:17 PM (#3853415)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

We're under a potential warning for flooding today on account of the rain.


06 May 17 - 12:10 PM (#3853551)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Wet, Wet, and moreover, Wet. Warm as well.


06 May 17 - 04:14 PM (#3853571)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Better'n snow!
The sun has finally popped out here in RI.


07 May 17 - 12:52 PM (#3853712)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

And the sun made it up here as well, it's a picture-postcard-perfect day, aside from that very gusty wind.
Well, at least it is a SPRING wind.


09 May 17 - 03:18 PM (#3854123)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

In the Four Corners area of the southwestern US, where I lived for years (not a native though),
at this time of year it would be lousy weather.

No spring rain, as the rain comes with the summer monsoons.
The spring floods result from the melting of the mountain snowpack.
That seasonal wind would blow, the one that has this magnetic charge that rubs everybody raw.
Dust and tumbleweeds EVERYWHERE.

By comparison I prefer this rainy green situation.


12 May 17 - 12:14 PM (#3854631)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

The Boston Globe reports that the persistent rains here have reversed the severe-drought conditions in Massachusetts for the first time in two years.


12 May 17 - 05:21 PM (#3854668)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Mother's Day is expected to be a cold wet washout of a day here.


13 May 17 - 12:28 AM (#3854703)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Here we are hoping that the rain will be enough to put a damper (ahem) on the gypsy moth caterpillars. Apparently it may cause a virus that will kill many of them before they chomp on the leaves. Trees in some parts of the state could be defoliated for the third consecutive year.


13 May 17 - 04:46 PM (#3854856)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Raggytash

I've just spent a week down in West Kerry, the weather has been brilliant, not a drop of rain and barely a cloud in the sky on most days!


14 May 17 - 11:20 AM (#3855015)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

More like April than Mother's Day.
The green growing things will be happy with all the rain.


15 May 17 - 10:21 AM (#3855238)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

mud, mud, glo-ri-ous mud


15 May 17 - 04:12 PM (#3855293)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

....and within the next four days, the temperature is supposed to go up about forty degrees Fahrenheit. Roller-coaster time.


17 May 17 - 07:17 PM (#3855637)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

It is sobering to read of Mudcatters in "Oz," preparing for winter.


21 May 17 - 02:57 PM (#3856375)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

And on this Sunday, one week later,
we have the kind of picture-perfect weather
that might have been nice on Mother's Day.


22 May 17 - 12:30 PM (#3856570)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

The rain is back, and cooling things down.


25 May 17 - 03:04 PM (#3857164)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu

Well, people talk about the weather,
but the weather knows better.
Hereabouts I hear many complaints that we go straight
from winter into summer.
That is not the case today:

It's well above freezing,
it is anything but hot,
and the rain is a gentle soaking one.
Sounds and feels like spring to me. And I'll take it.


25 May 17 - 04:42 PM (#3857176)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Charmion

It's pissing down rain in Ottawa, and I wanted to cook a chicken in the barbecue today. Boo, hiss.

But it's good for the garden, as keberoxu points out, and we have lake trout fillets in the fridge. Yay!


26 May 17 - 03:48 PM (#3857301)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Tattie Bogle

Unusually hot for Scotland today! 29oC here in Edinburgh, humid too, sweat running doon ma face. Thunderstorms the marra!


26 May 17 - 09:08 PM (#3857331)
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass

Flash and boom lightning and thunder in Rhode Island last night!