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Title: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: IrishPyroWolf1994 on January 05, 2014, 10:02:13 am
http://www.wsbt.com/weather/snow-record-breaking-frigid-temperatures-on-the-way/-/21046302/23770496/-/9fux93/-/index.html

http://www.wsbt.com/news/nationworld/Record-breaking-cold-possible-across-U-S/-/21046424/23779118/-/ythw11z/-/index.html

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/experts-warn-of-frostbite-dead-batteries-in-cold/-/21046398/23772310/-/151m56cz/-/index.html

Record breaking temperatures are supposed to hit...with a wind-chill of -30 degree expected, and in some areas, as low as -50 degrees. The town I'm in is suppose to get 19 inches of snow on top of what we already have make for a good 25 or 26 inches of snow, with ice underneath that, with wind speeds of 20 to 35 MPH. Me and grandma went to a local Meijer store yesterday....it was jam-packed. Ever check-out lane, including the self-checkout lanes, were open, and staffed, (there are about 20 checkout lanes total) and had lines of at least 10 people, for the entire 2 hours my grandma and I were there trying to pick up a few last-minute things. There also about another 200 or 300 people in the store still shopping. And from what I've heard and seen EVERY grocery and hardware store was just as crowded yesterday and possible will be even worse today.



EDIT**** On the bright side I doubt there'll be any crime-sprees/looting to worry about. After all unlike a hurricane most people won't evacuate...they'll bunker down in their homes. And it's fuckin' cold outside! So assuming me and grandma don't lose the central heating in our home, we'll be able to wait out the storm. I feel bad for those who won't be able too though. :P
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 05, 2014, 10:27:20 am
Amazing... we have such conditions here more or less frequently and nobody panics. I went to the store Friday to get milk, and there were no more customers there than ever.  We never used to know about this "wind chill" stuff... the temperature was the temperature, and you didn't go out if you didn't have to when it was below zero.

It was 5 degrees outside this morning at 4AM, dropped to zero by 8, and is now back up to 2 degrees at about 9:30. Supposed to drop to -12 by this evening, then to -16 or so by morning.  The wind does make a difference, because the heat just gets sucked out much faster. I remember one morning a few years ago waking to -27. Now THAT was interesting. BRRR
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: heyoka on January 05, 2014, 10:38:04 am
reckon it's that there wobal glorming
we're all gonna die
http://tucsoncitizen.com/wryheat/2011/11/29/global-warming-on-mars-neptune-and-pluto/ (http://tucsoncitizen.com/wryheat/2011/11/29/global-warming-on-mars-neptune-and-pluto/)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Who...me? on January 05, 2014, 10:51:11 am
Ya ML I am always amazed when I go to the store on Fridays, which is our normal resupply day, and there is a storm coming.   Folks go bonkers and buy a months worth of food.  For cryin out loud people!! we are gonna get 5 or 6 inches of snow and the roads will be cleared by tomorrow in the late morning.

You would think there was a glacier moving in.







Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: DiabloLoco on January 05, 2014, 10:51:49 am
Tomorrow, in my neck of the woods, the day will start out at 40 degrees and then plummet to zero. That's a big swing! Oh, plus a 20mph wind coming down from Canada. BRRRRR.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: S. Jester on January 05, 2014, 11:00:44 am
Yeah, it's been so cold that once when I put my car heater on after warming up, after a few minutes of full heat, the car blue temperature light came back on, meaning it was cold. Luckily I got home in just a few minutes afterward. No way was I going to stop and freeze.

Thing was, the next morning I checked the engine's fuilds, all good and good heat afterwards. Go wonder.


S.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 05, 2014, 11:05:49 am
Yeah, it's been so cold that once when I put my car heater on after warming up, after a few minutes of full heat, the car blue temperature light came back on, meaning it was cold. Luckily I got home in just a few minutes afterward. No way was I going to stop and freeze.

Thing was, the next morning I checked the engine's fuilds, all good and good heat afterwards. Go wonder.

None of those doo dads on my car. I don't even go out the door if the temp is below 10 degrees, usually don't bother below 20. If the car starts, I go and if it doesn't start sounding good, I shut it down and stay home. I DO realize I'm very fortunate to have that option, don't get me wrong. :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: IrishPyroWolf1994 on January 05, 2014, 11:14:14 am
Amazing... we have such conditions here more or less frequently and nobody panics. I went to the store Friday to get milk, and there were no more customers there than ever.  We never used to know about this "wind chill" stuff... the temperature was the temperature, and you didn't go out if you didn't have to when it was below zero.
It was 5 degrees outside this morning at 4AM, dropped to zero by 8, and is now back up to 2 degrees at about 9:30. Supposed to drop to -12 by this evening, then to -16 or so by morning.  The wind does make a difference, because the heat just gets sucked out much faster. I remember one morning a few years ago waking to -27. Now THAT was interesting. BRRR

Well to be fair, while it CAN get pretty cold here, and there's a lot of snow (What with Lake-effect snow by virtue of living near one of the Great Lakes) it's rarely this bad. Usually the most we get is a 6 inches, maybe 9 inches at the most, with temperatures of around 5 degrees. And the last couple of years, there hasn't been as much snow or cold during the winter as there was when I was younger, and from before I was born according to grandma. It (the local reaction to the weather) could be worse. My grandma spent a year in Oregon with her younger brother and my dad when my dad was around 15 years old, and they got about 3 or 4 inches of snow (mind you this is in a part of Oregon where even that much is rare) and there was a lot of "panicking" from the locals. At least most people here know that going out on the roads for now is a bad idea, and barring an emergency, should be avoided, and that they should stay indoors. It's just a bit of a shocker that it'll get this cold and "snowy".
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: DiabloLoco on January 05, 2014, 11:15:23 am
I have been having a problems getting my big diesel truck started. Set me back a few days. Methinks that I may need to invest in a pair of new batteries.... ASAP! :skeptical:
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: IrishPyroWolf1994 on January 05, 2014, 11:16:05 am
Ya ML I am always amazed when I go to the store on Fridays, which is our normal resupply day, and there is a storm coming.   Folks go bonkers and buy a months worth of food.  For cryin out loud people!! we are gonna get 5 or 6 inches of snow and the roads will be cleared by tomorrow in the late morning.

You would think there was a glacier moving in.
True most likely those people would only need around a weeks forth of food, at the most. Though to be honest we're supposed to get a bit more than 5 or 6 inches of snow...
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 05, 2014, 11:22:34 am
True most likely those people would only need around a weeks forth of food, at the most. Though to be honest we're supposed to get a bit more than 5 or 6 inches of snow...

The thing is that there is no rational reason not to have a month's worth or much more on hand ALL the time, and at least a week's worth of perishable stuff. Powdered milk on hand in case the weather is bad that long, even. Alternatives to things one buys frequently, and deep storage of essential proteins, etc.

Those - like my own sister - who keep little or nothing on hand, and have to run to the store to get something for dinner... they're going to be in a world of hurt at some point. But you can't tell them that... they don't listen, and they don't believe it.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: S. Jester on January 05, 2014, 11:32:53 am
None of those doo dads on my car.

Your car doesn't have idiot lights??? What do you have? A Ford Model T?  ^_^

Also, sometimes something happens to the car while you're already out on the road.

I agree with having storage foods on "standby" in the house. Perishables are sometimes purchased once a week by some people anyway.



S.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 05, 2014, 11:58:48 am
Your car doesn't have idiot lights??? What do you have? A Ford Model T?  ^_^

Well, no... close. A 2001 Saturn.  :laugh:  And "idiot lights" are for idiots, I presume.  :rolleyes:  I use the gas gauge, the speedometer (sort of), the tachometer, and once in a blue moon I use the trip meter. That's about it.  One "idiot light" has been telling me to get the oil changed for the last three years, so I have to assume it has passed from idiot to brain dead... just with the light on.

The car goes in for regular checkups by the shade tree mechanic in town, and I put gas in it faithfully every three months or so. That'll have to do. :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: IrishPyroWolf1994 on January 05, 2014, 12:31:28 pm
The thing is that there is no rational reason not to have a month's worth or much more on hand ALL the time, and at least a week's worth of perishable stuff. Powdered milk on hand in case the weather is bad that long, even. Alternatives to things one buys frequently, and deep storage of essential proteins, etc.
Those - like my own sister - who keep little or nothing on hand, and have to run to the store to get something for dinner... they're going to be in a world of hurt at some point. But you can't tell them that... they don't listen, and they don't believe it.

Oh I agree. I'm just pointing out that the people who are rushing out to buy a month's worth of supplies just because of a snowstorm are a bit impulsive. It's much wiser to have that month's supply, or more, on hand all the time...so you don't have to rush out for a few last-minute purchases. Unfortunately some people won't accept that, or (like my grandma) claim it's too expensive.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 05, 2014, 12:46:40 pm
or (like my grandma) claim it's too expensive.

Oh me... sometimes you just wonder. I worked in a small, independent grocery store long ago, when my babies were small. We had an elderly lady customer who always wanted the smallest size of everything. She insisted that they were "cheaper." Could not convince her otherwise.

Eventually, we got "unit price" information when we went to shelf tags instead of individually marking the product. I made a special effort to create a chart, showing in large type exactly the cost "PER" unit of several items she bought regularly... and the aggregate cost of the small sizes to match the amount in the larger bottle, can, whatever.

She studied that for a while, then looked at me angrily and said, "Why, you've been cheating me all this time!!"

ARGGGGGH
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: IrishPyroWolf1994 on January 05, 2014, 01:31:46 pm
Oh me... sometimes you just wonder. I worked in a small, independent grocery store long ago, when my babies were small. We had an elderly lady customer who always wanted the smallest size of everything. She insisted that they were "cheaper." Could not convince her otherwise.
Eventually, we got "unit price" information when we went to shelf tags instead of individually marking the product. I made a special effort to create a chart, showing in large type exactly the cost "PER" unit of several items she bought regularly... and the aggregate cost of the small sizes to match the amount in the larger bottle, can, whatever.
She studied that for a while, then looked at me angrily and said, "Why, you've been cheating me all this time!!"
ARGGGGGH

Yup people can be stupid. Plus she probably didn't want to admit she had been wrong to ignore you, and since it was "easier" to blame you and the store, that's what she did.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on January 05, 2014, 01:46:43 pm
The news around here had been saying we were going to get snow this weekend for a few days.  I'd heard varying start times ranging from 11 PM on Saturday to 7 PM on Sunday and varying accumulation amounts, mostly ranging from 2-4 inches.  I usually visit a friend in town every Saturday to hang out and socialize (and that's pretty much the extent of my social life).  Before leaving the house, I tossed some large chunks of oak from a mostly dead tree we felled this past spring into the bed of my pickup to help with traction.  On the way there, I stopped and filled up my gas tank, which I'd have done whether it was going to snow or not since I was down to about a half tank of gas.  That was pretty much the extent of my preps for the snow since we have food and firewood.

When I left to come home (about 1 AM), it was misting pretty heavily.  I stopped at Wal-Mart on the way home to get some grape juice, because I wanted grape juice.  Grabbed some chips to snack on, window shopped some ammo, and left.  They were busier than normal for 1:30 AM (I'm in Wal-Mart between midnight and 2 AM once or twice a week), but they still only had one register and the self checkout lanes open.  By the time I got out of the store (10 minutes or so), the mist was starting to freeze on the ground and my entire truck was covered with a layer of ice.  Fortunately, the engine was still pretty warm, so the defroster made short work of what was on the front window, but my mirrors and the rest of my windows were covered.  I played slip 'n' slide getting out of the parking lot (mostly intentionally), which was a lot of fun and then drove 65-70 mph most of the way home (mostly straight highway and it was still getting enough traffic to keep from freezing).  Got home, walked dogs as the mist changed to a sleet/snow mix.

Right now my truck is again covered in a layer of ice, which is under a layer of snow.  We've got less than an inch of snow on the ground, and the sun is trying to peek out, even though there's still some snow coming down.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on January 05, 2014, 06:25:45 pm
Chilly here - only hit 61 F today.  Edit:  According to local news it's 65 F now.  Still cold - I might have to throw on a 'coat' or 'gloves' - no idea what these things are ...

(http://s30.postimg.org/oojzs9xgh/2014_01_05_16_17_37.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: FDD on January 05, 2014, 06:43:47 pm
Well well, here in the land of Ovommit.
It has been snowing all weekend, got about a foot on the ground.
High was about 8  today, with a low tonight of about -17.
A high of -8 Monday, but no snow.

Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: DiabloLoco on January 05, 2014, 07:44:49 pm
Chilly here - only hit 61 F today.  Edit:  According to local news it's 65 F now.  Still cold - I might have to throw on a 'coat' or 'gloves' - no idea what these things are ...

(http://s30.postimg.org/oojzs9xgh/2014_01_05_16_17_37.jpg)
Those are the things that are needed when you live in a location that provides ALL of the water and food that you could ever want/need. You know. The places where grass grows, and tall trees, and crops. The places where animals can graze.  :rolleyes: :laugh:
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on January 05, 2014, 10:57:01 pm
It's 12 degrees here right now, supposed to get down to about 5 tonight.  Local news said we were only supposed to get up to 15 tomorrow, weather.com is guessing 23 for tomorrow, and accuweather.com is guessing 21.  I'm glad I work indoors.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: knobster on January 06, 2014, 06:54:13 am
Driving to work this morning I was greeted with a wonderful radio announcement: 15 below with wind chills of 50 below.  All schools in the area are closed except homeschool.  Heh heh, the only thing our children don't like about homeschool.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I'm finding it reeeeally hard to feel sorry for you mi6a2lm.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 06, 2014, 06:57:13 am
Didn't make it to 20 below after all. It was -17 when I got up at 4AM, now -16. I don't think I'll plan on going anywhere today. :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: FDD on January 06, 2014, 05:53:49 pm
Well it was -15 this morning, in the land of Ovommit.
The temp made it to -18 before going up again, but it is still -14 here.

We may get to 0 Tuesday.

But I heard it was -8 in Dallas today.

Dawg
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Moonbeam on January 08, 2014, 08:23:07 am
As I'm fond of saying: it's all relative.

With the wind chill, the Big Bad City I live near reached -5 degrees Monday morning. Without the wind chill my town was in the single digits the last few mornings. I've lived in the south a very long time, and in this part of TN for almost 8 years: this is darn tootin' cold!! Not panic cold, mind you, but definitely something to talk about!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: S. Jester on January 08, 2014, 11:46:04 am
Tennessee? Pfft,  :shakehead:  amateurs.

Try living east of the Great Lakes like I did for a while. Or the Dakotas or Northern Michigan from what I heard.  :thumbsup:


S.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: DiabloLoco on January 08, 2014, 04:34:22 pm
Tennessee? Pfft,  :shakehead:  amateurs.

Try living east of the Great Lakes like I did for a while. Or the Dakotas or Northern Michigan from what I heard.  :thumbsup:


S.
I'm here now! Wind chill was -20 to -30 or so for the last few days. Lake effect snow is an almost daily occurrence. Shovel, shovel, shovel! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: stainzblue on January 08, 2014, 04:42:37 pm
Tennessee? Pfft,  :shakehead:  amateurs.

Try living east of the Great Lakes like I did for a while. Or the Dakotas or Northern Michigan from what I heard.  :thumbsup:


S.
I'm here now! Wind chill was -20 to -30 or so for the last few days. Lake effect snow is an almost daily occurrence. Shovel, shovel, shovel! :rolleyes:

-11F out here where I now live seems a lot warmer than +15F where I used to live, especially when the wind is not howling. And few things suck more than cold rain, like when it's 33F and raining. I don't miss that.

I do miss real Italian food, however. Does every pizzeria out here buy their crust from Pizza Hut? And what's with the cheddar cheese on pizza?
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: DiabloLoco on January 08, 2014, 06:42:56 pm
Tennessee? Pfft,  :shakehead:  amateurs.

Try living east of the Great Lakes like I did for a while. Or the Dakotas or Northern Michigan from what I heard.  :thumbsup:


S.
I'm here now! Wind chill was -20 to -30 or so for the last few days. Lake effect snow is an almost daily occurrence. Shovel, shovel, shovel! :rolleyes:

-11F out here where I now live seems a lot warmer than +15F where I used to live, especially when the wind is not howling. And few things suck more than cold rain, like when it's 33F and raining. I don't miss that.

I do miss real Italian food, however. Does every pizzeria out here buy their crust from Pizza Hut? And what's with the cheddar cheese on pizza?
CHEDDAR?!? On PIZZA?!? BLASPHEMY! :laugh: Fresh mozzarella in nice big, thick slices is the only way to go. :mellow: Even up here in the sticks!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: IrishPyroWolf1994 on January 08, 2014, 09:50:07 pm
Tennessee? Pfft,  :shakehead:  amateurs.
Try living east of the Great Lakes like I did for a while. Or the Dakotas or Northern Michigan from what I heard.  :thumbsup:

Southern Michigan is where I'm at. Lots of "lake effect snow" from Lake Michigan the past couple days. :P Apparently some areas of the county had wind chill's of -35 degrees. Though it should be warming up by this weekend. It'll actually get as high as 40 degrees this weekend. Or at least that's what the weatherman says :P I was at church tonight and the Pastor said when he was on the pulpit "I bet you that if it does end up being around 40 degrees this weekend, someone will show up to church here in their shorts!" The funny thing is that he was only half-joking...there probably WILL be someone doing just that. :P

Still the worst seems to be over, for my area at least, which is nice.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on January 09, 2014, 07:09:38 pm
Tennessee? Pfft,  :shakehead:  amateurs.

Try living east of the Great Lakes like I did for a while. Or the Dakotas or Northern Michigan from what I heard.  :thumbsup:


S.
I'm here now! Wind chill was -20 to -30 or so for the last few days. Lake effect snow is an almost daily occurrence. Shovel, shovel, shovel! :rolleyes:

-11F out here where I now live seems a lot warmer than +15F where I used to live, especially when the wind is not howling. And few things suck more than cold rain, like when it's 33F and raining. I don't miss that.

I do miss real Italian food, however. Does every pizzeria out here buy their crust from Pizza Hut? And what's with the cheddar cheese on pizza?
CHEDDAR?!? On PIZZA?!? BLASPHEMY! :laugh: Fresh mozzarella in nice big, thick slices is the only way to go. :mellow: Even up here in the sticks!

Cheddar is fine on pizza, as long as it's the right kind of pizza.  If it's made with hamburger meat (yes, we do that sort of thing in the south), cheddar is fine.  There's a place in Tulsa called "Joe Momma's" that makes a cheeseburger pizza.  Hamburger meat, onions, pickles, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and instead of pizza sauce, they use mustard.  It sounds kind of disgusting, but it tastes amazing.  They also use cheddar cheese on The Oklahoman, along with pulled pork, hot links, onions, and BBQ sauce (instead of pizza sauce), and the T-Rex (pepperoni, sausage, andouille sausage, salami, bacon, ham, and their house red pizza sauce), both of which are, of course, amazing.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Byte Me on January 12, 2014, 03:51:06 pm
Oh yes we have a cheeseburger pizza at one of our joints too and it is awesome!  This one doesn't use mustard as the sauce though.  The same place also makes a kielbasa sausage pizza with sour kraut & honey mustard for sauce.  Sounds like it would not be good but wow...I was darn surprised the first time I had it.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 12, 2014, 04:06:29 pm
It snows pizza there?  :rolleyes:  I don't look at a thread for a day or two, and you wander off into myths. LOL

What happened to the snow?
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Who...me? on January 12, 2014, 08:03:49 pm
it gave them the munchies!!!    ^_^
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Moonbeam on January 29, 2014, 01:35:37 pm
Tennessee? Pfft,  :shakehead:  amateurs.

Well, I don't know about the "volunteer" state, but it appears that those in the Alanta region are.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on February 04, 2014, 09:20:12 am
Chilly here - only hit 61 F today.  Edit:  According to local news it's 65 F now.  Still cold - I might have to throw on a 'coat' or 'gloves' - no idea what these things are ...

(http://s30.postimg.org/oojzs9xgh/2014_01_05_16_17_37.jpg)

43o - I might have to put coverings on the cacti.  Tried to find a pic of a sombrero on a snowman in the midwest on my phone but couldn't find it.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 04, 2014, 11:00:29 am
We are finally seeing some more actual snow - instead of the fine powder in a thin layer from the last few storms. Snowing all day today and most of tonight, if the forecast can be relied on. Supposed to be a high temp of 9 today, but it's already up to 15.  No wind with this storm, however, which makes it much nicer.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on February 12, 2014, 04:31:27 pm
Still chilly here - but there is hope on the horizon - too cold to hop in the pool yet.  Oh yeah, you folks in the south - learn to freakin' drive in the snow!  (2" in Atlanta causes chaos?  Give me a break.):

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Our stretch of 80 degrees and above begins today with highs in Phoenix right around 80.

We're going to take it from just plain old "above normal" warmth to record-breaking warm February weather in Phoenix by this weekend.

Our ridge of high pressure will continue to strengthen and we will see several days of record heat in Phoenix Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A few spots may hit the 90° mark on Saturday, which is when I think we'll see the peak of the heat.

Historically, the earliest we've ever hit 90° in Phoenix is Feb. 24. 
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 12, 2014, 04:41:13 pm
Still might get a bit more moisture, but the temps are downright nice for this time of year. :)

Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Thursday A slight chance of snow showers between 8am and 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 21. Northwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night A chance of rain and snow before 11pm, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind 5 to 14 mph.
Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on February 12, 2014, 04:57:24 pm
So what are you going to use to break the ice on your pool?
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on February 12, 2014, 05:56:27 pm
Oh yeah, you folks in the south - learn to freakin' drive in the snow!  (2" in Atlanta causes chaos?  Give me a break.):

As someone who was born and raised in Oklahoma (yes, we're part of the South), I concur whole-heartedly.  Snow is not hard to drive in (as long as your vehicle sits high enough that it doesn't just plow up an impassible dam of snow in front of itself).

I will defend Southerners a little bit, though.  First, we don't generally get a lot of winter weather, and what we do get is often 33+ degree rain, which is effing cold, but it's still just rain.  When we do get snow, it often starts as freezing rain (this means ice on the roads), followed by and/or mixed with sleet (just more ice), then, if we're lucky, we get just enough snow to hide the fact that we have an inch of ice covering everything.  As easy as it is to drive on snow, it flat out sucks to drive on ice (unless you're in an empty parking lot and like doing donuts and fishtails for fun).

Even if we get straight up snow in the Southern states, we usually also get sun exposure or temperatures just high enough to melt the snow down some during the day just in time for it to re-freeze at night.  The melt/re-freeze cycle results in, you guessed it, more ice on the roads.  We get enough snow and ice around here that ODOT keeps some salt/sand trucks with plows on hand, which is great as long as we don't get such a big event that the people who drive those trucks don't have a way to get to work.  A lot of the cities, and probably more than a few of our 77 counties, also keep salt/sand trucks with plows on hand.  Problem is, the government only worries about clearing highways and main streets.  The residential areas are generally left untouched, and it's not uncommon to see the neighborhood streets covered in a thick layer of ice that is slicker than oiled glass. 

But then there are places like Austin, TX where they don't get any snow or ice pretty much ever, so they don't keep equipment on hand to deal with it.  Then, all of a sudden, thanks to global warming (:P), they're starting to get snow and ice for the first time since the Ice Age and all any of them know is that people moved to Texas to get away from that crap.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 13, 2014, 05:30:17 am
all any of them know is that people moved to Texas to get away from that crap.

Indeed. LOL  I don't drive on the ice if I can help it, even with good snow tires. Had a few scary times with that when I came here, so generally stay home. But I had to go out the other day and discovered the road was icy, but decided to go on since it was only a few miles to town. No problems, and I was proud of myself. Was talking with a lady in the grocery store about the icy road, and mentioned that I'd come from So. California. She looked at me in astonishment and said, "Why ever would you leave there and come here?"

There were not enough hours of daylight left to tell her. :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Who...me? on February 13, 2014, 08:23:10 am
Well in the north east we are getting dumped on with the newest storm.  Looking out the back window there is about 8" on the wife's car and the worst is yet to come.  The newest reports say it will snow until about 11Pm or after.

One of the neighbor guys goes out every few hours and runs his snow blower.  Only to have the plow truck come by and bury all his work.  It is amusing as hell because it seems like the plow drivers sit up the road and drink coffee until he finishes and then come down the street, plowing his work under.  Every time it snows he does it.  Most of us just wait until its over and clean up once.

Ironically, a few years ago I worked with this guy and his rep was that of a guy that worked harder than anyone else...at avoiding work...lol.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 13, 2014, 09:35:21 am
Snow's just starting to come down here on the NY/MA border. They're predicting 9 to 14 inches of snow in the next 24 hours. Noticeable, but not enough to stop things for long around here.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Who...me? on February 13, 2014, 09:49:21 am
Ya the snow emergency routes are open so if you had to go out during the storm it would be possible...but unless your on your way to the emergency room you really don't have any reason to be out. Imho of course. 

Tomorrow it will be back to business.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: FDD on February 13, 2014, 04:29:34 pm
Well here in the land of Ovommit (Chicago).
we just got above 25 today.
we have had snow off and on for the last two weeks here.
got about 18 inches on the lawn still. it is funny watching the dog run around in it, and he is a German Shepherd.
The problem we got here is not the snow or ice. it is the Mexicans. they just will not learn how to drive in the stuff.
Who ever told them that it is OK to drive 10 to 20 mph, after the roads are plowed?
well I am looking forward to April here. no more snow.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Lonewolf72 on February 13, 2014, 06:55:53 pm
Haven't had any real snow here in over a month. It did get to 10 or 15 degrees, though, today. Most of the last month the highs have been around zero or colder.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: IrishPyroWolf1994 on March 30, 2014, 12:24:58 am
Tennessee? Pfft,  :shakehead:  amateurs.

Try living east of the Great Lakes like I did for a while. Or the Dakotas or Northern Michigan from what I heard.  :thumbsup:


S.

This is late (several months in fact) but that's where I live. The town I live in is right on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. So I know how cold it can get. :P


EDIT*** Going over further posts on this thread, it seems I already replied to that statement by S. Jester....whoops. :P

EDIT the Second***** Forgot to mention, while there is still some snow in some areas around where I live, most of it's gone. It keeps like this it may even be all gone by my birthday on the 7th!!! :) Of course it'll probably still be rather chilly. Which will most likely mean planting the various gardens will get delayed by a week or two...or three.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 30, 2014, 06:18:16 am
Don't put the snow shovels away just yet. Another major storm is due to hit tonight here, and will then head east. At least the snow is melting between storms now. That's progress...  But really, we pretty much expect one last big snowstorm the first part of April here.

April 1 will be the eighth anniversary of my move into this house. I always laugh when I remember that the friends who helped me move discusses putting it off another week, but were able to manage the first after all. This was a very good thing. The next weekend, Lead, South Dakota where I'd been staying, had five FEET of new snow. They didn't finish digging out for another two weeks.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on April 26, 2014, 06:20:27 pm
Cold front w/winds came in. 

Flagstaff:

(http://s13.postimg.org/hkc62udh3/25349966_BG3.jpg)

Lake Pleasant (n. PHX):

(http://s1.postimg.org/wterx3jz3/25349966_BG2.jpg)

73°F
FEELS LIKE 73°
76°
HIGH AT 12:05 AM
55°
LOW
Fair / Windy
Strong winds may be causing power outages.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 27, 2014, 07:24:11 am
We're going to have a good chance of rain here all week. It may snow some too, of course, but it's much too warm for any to stick. Had a good rain last night, and the forecast is 100% for today and tomorrow, so we might just get some significant moisture out of it. Hope, hope.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: nurseflo on April 27, 2014, 05:29:25 pm

Can't remember the last time we had rain here in May. 
Weather report was for drizzles, but we got a good two hour of steady downpour.  Haven't heard if it changes much with the drought.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 03, 2014, 08:23:04 pm
'bout time!  Now I can begin to emerge from hibernation and forage in my natural habitat - the pool.

http://www.azfamily.com/news/Saturday-marks-first-100-degree-day-of-2014-in-Phoenix-257816611.html
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At 2:19 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service reported Phoenix Sky Harbor reached 100 degrees. By 2:23 p.m. the temperature rose to 102. This was the official high for May 3 and the first 100-degree day of the year in Phoenix.
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(http://s22.postimg.org/x8p2te6n5/Bmw_Iu_N8_CMAEmp_L3.jpg)

... but: 

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Many Valley communities may see one more 100-degree day for Sunday before a storm system from the Pacific Northwest ushers in cooler air and breezy winds across the entire state. The high country may see isolated thunderstorms by midweek.
---
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 04, 2014, 06:01:36 am
Newcastle, Wyoming
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. East wind 7 to 16 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

First week with no snow at all in the forecast! YIPPEEE
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Novak on May 04, 2014, 08:52:40 pm
Newcastle, Wyoming
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. East wind 7 to 16 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

First week with no snow at all in the forecast! YIPPEEE

I don't know about Newcastle, but Lander has a high percentage chance of snow this coming Wednesday.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 05, 2014, 05:58:59 am

I don't know about Newcastle, but Lander has a high percentage chance of snow this coming Wednesday.

One of many reasons I live in Newcastle and not Lander. :) We may get another sprinkle or two of snow, but spring is definitely here now.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Novak on May 05, 2014, 10:42:46 pm

I don't know about Newcastle, but Lander has a high percentage chance of snow this coming Wednesday.

One of many reasons I live in Newcastle and not Lander. :) We may get another sprinkle or two of snow, but spring is definitely here now.

Hahaha!  I love the cold and snow!  You can have all of the heat!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 06, 2014, 06:24:45 am
Hahaha!  I love the cold and snow!  You can have all of the heat!

Enjoy! I like it too, but six months of it has been a bit much. 71 degrees outside yesterday and I could open some windows! Heaven.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on May 06, 2014, 06:30:16 pm
Hahaha!  I love the cold and snow!  You can have all of the heat!

Enjoy! I like it too, but six months of it has been a bit much. 71 degrees outside yesterday and I could open some windows! Heaven.

If you don't want six months of cold and snow, I think you're in the wrong state, ML.  :P
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 07, 2014, 06:21:51 am
If you don't want six months of cold and snow, I think you're in the wrong state, ML.  :P

Only three or four months with snow, usually. And I don't mind the normal cold, but this has been an exceptional year. The real cold started early and lasted longer. There's cold and then there's COLD. Too much of a good thing gets old.  All that "global warming," you understand. :)

No, I'm in the right place. Just glad to see the summer coming.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Byte Me on May 07, 2014, 07:54:15 pm
Snowed again here today! 
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: colonial shooter on May 08, 2014, 08:06:24 am
Where are you?
Hopefully the last til November, right?

Snowed again here today!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: S. Jester on May 08, 2014, 11:17:44 am
Some places start again in September.


S.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 08, 2014, 12:38:02 pm
Some places start again in September.

Indeed... so we have a potential of four months with more or less warm days and cool nights. That last is what I really appreciate. I have lived through all the hot, sweaty humid nights I ever want to endure. :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Byte Me on May 08, 2014, 01:17:59 pm
Where are you?
Hopefully the last til November, right?

Snowed again here today!

Not to far north of ML.  South central MT here.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on May 08, 2014, 06:47:26 pm
Where are you?
Hopefully the last til November, right?

Snowed again here today!

Not to far north of ML.  South central MT here.

A few years ago (2 or 3?), an acquaintance on another board who lives in Montana posted pictures of their homestead covered in 2 or 3 inches of snow that had fallen overnight....in June.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Tipitaka on May 09, 2014, 04:30:41 am
Where are you?
Hopefully the last til November, right?

Snowed again here today!

Not to far north of ML.  South central MT here.

A few years ago (2 or 3?), an acquaintance on another board who lives in Montana posted pictures of their homestead covered in 2 or 3 inches of snow that had fallen overnight....in June.

I'm at a similar latitude to Missoula, but it's a lot warmer here. No knowledge of why that is, but it could be the Great Lakes both adding to humidity (and thus heat conductivity) as well as acting as massive dark heat sinks.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: DiabloLoco on May 09, 2014, 05:49:51 am
Where are you?
Hopefully the last til November, right?

Snowed again here today!

Not to far north of ML.  South central MT here.

A few years ago (2 or 3?), an acquaintance on another board who lives in Montana posted pictures of their homestead covered in 2 or 3 inches of snow that had fallen overnight....in June.

I'm at a similar latitude to Missoula, but it's a lot warmer here. No knowledge of why that is, but it could be the Great Lakes both adding to humidity (and thus heat conductivity) as well as acting as massive dark heat sinks.
It's because of the path of the jet stream right now. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Novak on May 09, 2014, 08:36:44 am
Snowed in Lander, Wyoming the past two days.  A half inch or inch accumulated Wednesday but melted in the afternoon.  Yesterday it snowed until about noon but nothing accumulated.  More snow Sunday it sounds like - this time a few inches.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 09, 2014, 11:43:21 am
58 and sunny today. Some frost last night, but just barely. Big storm supposed to give us snow the last few days, but we only got a little rain. More rain coming next week, supposedly, but it's going to be too warm to really snow. I'm liking that, just fine!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Tipitaka on May 09, 2014, 12:03:10 pm
Today it's 85 F and muggy, cloudbursts occasionally here.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Novak on May 09, 2014, 12:31:04 pm
Yeah, it's been near 100 at my dad's place in south Texas.  I'll take the snow!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 19, 2014, 04:01:02 pm
(http://s28.postimg.org/bw87cecvx/Valley_Temps_full.jpg)

wimped out turned on A/C ($0.44/hr.) - only rained once since the new year - almost pool-time
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 19, 2014, 04:26:23 pm
Currently it is 64 degrees, scattered clouds and light wind.  Had a little lightning and light rain for a little while yesterday. Didn't even notice the "supercell" that passed through, though it must have come right over me. I was busy downstairs.
http://trib.com/news/weather/wright-to-newcastle-wy-supercell-time-lapse/youtube_fc98d128-df88-11e3-bff6-001a4bcf887a.html

NOAA Forecast for Newcastle, Wyoming
Late This Afternoon Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Tonight Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Tuesday Partly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning...then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. North winds around 10 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Wednesday Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 19, 2014, 04:30:23 pm
precipitation

What the hell's that?   :laugh:
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 19, 2014, 04:33:24 pm
precipitation

What the hell's that?   :laugh:

Just compensation for enduring a little cold weather. :) I did have to start watering the trees here, however. Not enough rain for them lately.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on May 19, 2014, 08:42:43 pm
precipitation

What the hell's that?   :laugh:

That's the thing that starts off as rapidly falling water and becomes golf ball (or larger) sized chucks of ice being thrown horizontally at 150+ miles per hour to total your car, boat, lawn mower, motorcycle and home if given half a chance....right?  Oh, wait, that's mostly just in Oklahoma...
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Byte Me on May 19, 2014, 10:03:57 pm
precipitation

What the hell's that?   :laugh:

That's the thing that starts off as rapidly falling water and becomes golf ball (or larger) sized chucks of ice being thrown horizontally at 150+ miles per hour to total your car, boat, lawn mower, motorcycle and home if given half a chance....right?  Oh, wait, that's mostly just in Oklahoma...

We just had that on Sunday evening.  Golf balls falling from the sky.  Came down for a solid 20 min.  Luckily we only got half golf ball size in my immediate ao...  But the vinyl fence is shot full of holes and my truck looks like the neighborhood kids took a ball peen to the hood.  All the plants are shredded.  House seems to have weathered it OK.  Other than the exhaust vent covers on the west side of the house are all destroyed.  Gotta get those taken care of before the birds move back in...I just had to evict a pair of sparrows last month.  That one vent is turning out to be a pain in my backside!  Oh and the steel rain gutters look like my truck.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 28, 2014, 01:24:39 am
More like it - had to turn on A/C for a bit though.

(http://s30.postimg.org/d7lp53hwh/East_Valley_Highs_full.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: DiabloLoco on May 28, 2014, 05:51:41 am
More like it - had to turn on A/C for a bit though.

(http://s30.postimg.org/d7lp53hwh/East_Valley_Highs_full.jpg)
You can have it! Too hot. I'll take my upper 60's to lower 70's. Perfect jeans and a t-shirt "working weather".
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Silver on May 28, 2014, 09:30:55 am
Here's what the beginning of an ice age might look like:
(http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/lake_superior_memorial_day_ice.jpg)
This image was recorded on Memorial Day on Lake Superior. 

Still ice on Lake Superior – never before seen to this extent in the satellite era (http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/05/27/still-ice-on-lake-superior-never-before-seen-in-satellite-era/)

By "never before seen to this extent in the satellite era" he means "since we have been able to accurately measure ice coverage on the Great Lakes."

The predicted warmist spin:

"Ice on Lake Superior is now collapsing at the fastest melt-rate ever recorded in the month of May for over 30 years."


Peace,

Silver
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: S. Jester on May 28, 2014, 12:07:50 pm
Will someone please throw Gore into that lake.

S.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Silver on May 28, 2014, 02:42:51 pm
Who would want to throw toxic waste into Lake Superior?  It's the largest body of fresh water on the continent, seems a shame to foul it.

We have nothing to fear anyway.  Wikipeidia assures us that it can't be true that the lake is covered in ice.

Quote
Climate change

According to a study by professors at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Lake Superior may have warmed faster than its surrounding area. Summer surface temperatures in the lake appeared to have increased by about 4.5 °F (2.5 °C) since 1979, compared with an approximately 2.7 °F (1.5 °C) increase in the surrounding average air temperature. The increase in the lake’s surface temperature may be related to the decreasing ice cover. Less winter ice cover allows more solar radiation to penetrate and warm the water. If trends continue, Lake Superior, which freezes over completely once every 20 years, could routinely be ice-free by 2040. This would be a significant departure from historical records as, according to Hubert Lamb, Samuel Champlain reported ice along the shores of Lake Superior in June 1608. Warmer temperatures could actually lead to more snow in the lake effect snow belts along the shores of the lake, especially in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
(bold emphasis added)

If I read that correctly, if the ice stays until this coming Sunday, it will be comparable to observations made over 400 years ago.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on May 28, 2014, 04:59:44 pm
Yep.  Global warming.  The Great Lakes aren't freezing anymore... I'll just leave this here (http://www.lakescientist.com/persistent-lakes-ice-cover-fish-kills/):

(http://www.lakescientist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/great-lakes-ice-march-2014.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Silver on May 29, 2014, 10:12:11 am
That's from this past winter, yes?  Do you know the date it was taken?

It was a hard winter pretty much everywhere in North America.  I expect to see more of them.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 29, 2014, 03:13:14 pm
Sometimes, if it wasn't for bad luck... I wouldn't have any at all. sigh

Went from 56 degrees at 4AM today, and now stands at 105... something I don't remember happening this early. The bad luck part? My darn dog got away from me, dragging his leash, and I tromped over many acres of rough terrain looking for him. I was so afraid he'd snag the leash and I wouldn't find him until too late. At least he had his harness on, not the chain collar I used to use.

Anyway, after over an hour tromping around, over hill and across marshy areas... I finally found him in a neighbor's front yard. He was delighted to come to me by that time, and will always get into the car.

I'm wiped out.

Laddie? Cool as a cucumber, resting on the cool kitchen tile. Stinker.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on May 29, 2014, 06:54:30 pm
That's from this past winter, yes?  Do you know the date it was taken?

It was a hard winter pretty much everywhere in North America.  I expect to see more of them.

Yes, Silver, that was taken March 3rd, 2014 according to the article (http://www.lakescientist.com/persistent-lakes-ice-cover-fish-kills/) I got it from, which was itself dated March 5th, 2014.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Scotty T on May 31, 2014, 01:17:19 am
May 27 Via:  The Weather Channel

Look up
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Silver on June 05, 2014, 05:51:51 am
It's now June, and there is still ice on Lake Superior.
(http://cmsimg.livingstondaily.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=C6&Date=20140604&Category=NEWS01&ArtNo=140604003&Ref=AR&MaxW=640&Border=0&Michigan-s-endless-summer-Yes-there-s-still-ice-Lake-Superior)

Some forecasts suggest the ice may persist into July.

There were similar surprises last year.  Anyone remember the Ice Tsunami that destroyed a dozen homes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqptbtwXUCs) in Minnesota? (link is to a 2-minute youtube video)

THIS is climate change, and destroying the national electricity supply by shutting down coal plants isn't going to help.

Peace,

Silver
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 04, 2014, 12:00:44 am
Monsoon + Haboob:  Dust storms are like fog banks, until it starts raining - then just get off the roads.  Had a few sprinkles of liquid known to some as 'water'.

http://www.kpho.com/story/25937122/blinding-arizona-dust-storm-ushers-in-2014-monsoon

(http://postimg.org/image/8tfc7ojn9/21f36b88/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/xk9c83n7p/7_13_14_730_CERRETA_DUST_STORM_6.jpg)

(http://s23.postimg.org/u600sk7ez/25937122_BG5.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Rarick on July 04, 2014, 10:04:11 am
the mud rain.........
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Docliberty on July 04, 2014, 10:47:42 pm
It was so cool here that when I heard fireworks I thought that it was opening day of deer season. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 05, 2014, 07:09:03 am
Finally got warm here, 90 degrees yesterday and maybe a tad warmer today. Only about 15% humidity, so it feels pretty good. The tomatoes and squash are happy. :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Silver on July 14, 2014, 08:56:27 am
It's now June, and there is still ice on Lake Superior.
(http://cmsimg.livingstondaily.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=C6&Date=20140604&Category=NEWS01&ArtNo=140604003&Ref=AR&MaxW=640&Border=0&Michigan-s-endless-summer-Yes-there-s-still-ice-Lake-Superior)

Now it is July, and there is still ice floating on Lake Superior (https://twitter.com/TillyLaCampagne/status/484776177794441216/photo/1).

An Arctic air mass will bring cold and severe storms to most of the US east of the continental divide over the next few days.

Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 14, 2014, 09:06:59 am
63 degrees now at 8AM, going for a high of 74 today, no rain forecast until tomorrow, probably tomorrow night.

Today Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 7 to 13 mph.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 49. North wind 6 to 9 mph becoming southeast in the evening.
Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday Night A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. East wind 5 to 13 mph.
Wednesday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming southwest after midnight.


We've had some freaky thunderstorms and high winds the last few weeks.  No tornado sightings yet. Still quite cool at night. I'll take it... :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Lonewolf72 on July 14, 2014, 09:31:40 am
50 degrees at 9 am. It was 45 degrees at 7. Possible showers today. Had 6 inches of rain Thursday night. Barn and gardens all flooded. It's gone now, but I had over a foot in the barn. Lost three hens with their chicks, and a few old hens that couldn't get on the roosts, anymore. The neighbors basement, where I keep my canned goods, had three feet of water in it. Will have to inspect and disinfect jars. Lost the last of last years potatoes. It's been a mess this weekend. On the plus side, I didn't lose any goats, and only about a ton of hay was lost. Could be worse, I could of lost everything.

 I'm also really tired of hearing people ask "What's the city going to do to help me?"
I feel like telling them to quit whining, get off their ass, and get to work. If you don't know what to do, ask your neighbor for help. You shouldn't need a damned babysitter when you are an adult!

Rant over :D I had to get that out of my system.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 14, 2014, 09:50:21 am
That's a real shame about the hay! Darn stuff is still like gold here. You might be able to sell it to gardeners for mulch and compost, of course.  What you don't use yourself. I'm lucky to be up high, on a hill, so I'm not subject to flooding. We do get more of the wind, of course.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Rarick on July 15, 2014, 03:50:44 am
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I'm also really tired of hearing people ask "What's the city going to do to help me?"
I feel like telling them to quit whining, get off their ass, and get to work. If you don't know what to do, ask your neighbor for help. You shouldn't need a damned babysitter when you are an adult!

Rant over :D I had to get that out of my system.

I keep quiet and mark those as the albatrosses for the stew when the day comes.  If they are 30 and old and spout lines like that, they are pig feed and little else.........
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: knobster on July 15, 2014, 06:05:17 am
Good grief.  52 degrees this morning in Iowa!  In the middle of July!  Sheesh...

Tomato and pepper plants are not happy.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 15, 2014, 06:19:45 am
Good grief.  52 degrees this morning in Iowa!  In the middle of July!  Sheesh...

Tomato and pepper plants are not happy.

You got that right! 51 degrees outside this morning in NE Wyoming as well, and only 54 degrees inside! Never thought it would be this cold in July, or that I'd need to close the windows at night this time of year. Not leaving them open tonight, I can tell you! :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Docliberty on July 15, 2014, 07:37:29 am
Any more global warming and I'm buying a parka.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 15, 2014, 08:26:56 am
Any more global warming and I'm buying a parka.

I may need to dig mine out of the closet. Sitting here in a sweater at 7:30 AM, all the windows closed, and the temp inside is up to a dizzy 61. Did get out my leather coat to wear when I go to town in a little bit. Not terribly warm, all things considered, but it does cut the wind. And it looks cool with my gun belt. <grin>
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 15, 2014, 09:03:40 am
If you ever want to have some fun, when talking to a believer:

Me:  "Well, despite support from talk show hosts and pundits with no scientific training - you know, right wingers who are economists or lawyers, there are some legitimate criticisms of anthropogenic climate change or distortion by those working in the field."

Them:  "Hmmm ... well ..."

Me:  "The most interesting and promising advancement is now something called non-linear climate dynamics*.  It's well-founded on tested physical first-principles."

Them:  "Ah ... I haven't heard of that."

Me:  "I don't fully understand it, but it uses Lagrangian mechanics and chaos theory to model the climate."

Them:  "Ahhhh ...."

*I just made that up.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 15, 2014, 09:11:13 am
Me: I'm going to build a fire! I'm freezing in here with all this damned "global warming."  :ph34r:
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 15, 2014, 09:31:28 am
Whoops.  There is such a thing as non-linear climate dynamics*.  No copyright for you!  Maybe one can spruce it up and say, "But the really interesting new area is group-theoretic non-linear climate dynamics."

* http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/earth-and-environmental-science/climatology-and-climate-change/nonlinear-climate-dynamics

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      This book introduces stochastic dynamical systems theory in order to synthesize our current knowledge of climate variability. Nonlinear processes, such as advection, radiation and turbulent mixing, play a central role in climate variability. These processes can give rise to transition phenomena, associated with tipping or bifurcation points, once external conditions are changed.
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Had some wet stuff here plus one of the sky gods was angry and making noise.


Today
Jul 15
(http://s7.postimg.org/r9n5g0psn/tstorms.png)
A thunderstorm in the area Hi 104°
RealFeel 104°
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 15, 2014, 09:39:45 am
PLZ DELETE below (dbl post - something is wrong somewhere with internet - currently diagnosing - fixed - modem kept resetting - switched it out - works fine now)

Nah that was me - no option up near Quote/Modify - I thought there used be.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 15, 2014, 01:36:13 pm
PLZ DELETE below (dbl post - something is wrong somewhere with internet - currently diagnosing - fixed - modem kept resetting - switched it out - works fine now)
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Whoops.

Be calm... deep breath, now. Nobody else is going to get excited by a double post here and there. :) Looks as if someone beat me to it anyway.

I can't remember now, but there should be an option to remove the post... in the little menu on the top right of the post where it says quote/modify...  Anyway, it's ok.  Computers are weird people... :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on July 15, 2014, 05:21:39 pm
So, today in my part of Oklahoma, we had the coldest high temperature ever recorded for the area.  Previously, the coldest high temperature ever recorded was 85 degrees in 1980.  Today, we got up to 80 degrees.  Still a bit warm for my tastes, but for an Oklahoma summer, it was downright chilly.  We're normally at 90-95 degrees in July with some swings toward 100. 
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 24, 2014, 10:35:27 am
A cool 98o at 8:26 a.m.  We're into the toasty days.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 24, 2014, 12:18:26 pm
95 outside the last few days, and as much as 85 inside. The killer is the humidity. Riding now at about 55%... more than I'm used to.  Looking for some thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow. It will raise the humidity, but hopefully reduce the temperature.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 24, 2014, 04:22:40 pm
95 outside the last few days, and as much as 85 inside. The killer is the humidity. Riding now at about 55%... more than I'm used to.  Looking for some thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow. It will raise the humidity, but hopefully reduce the temperature.
55% humidity? HA! Try 85%-95% humidity on a daily basis! It's nice and cool here today (71), but the past few days have been BRUTAL! On Tuesday and Wednesday I was completely drenched in sweat all day! Yesterday, I had to leave the job-site at noon. I just couldn't take it anymore! :icon_pale: I went home and parked my butt in front of the air conditioner after a cold shower. :laugh:
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 24, 2014, 07:53:34 pm
Keep it comin'!  [Although keep anything with rubber on it in the garage or covered - windshield wiper blades, tires and batteries especially take a hit - a 40,000 mile rated tire might last 30K miles here]


http://www.kpho.com/story/26065666/demand-for-power-soars-as-phoenix-broils
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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

The hottest weather of the season continues to punish thermometers and set records.

At 2:09 p.m. Thursday, the temperature in Phoenix climbed to 116 degrees, breaking the old record of 114 degrees set in 2001, CBS 5 Chief Meteorologist Chris Dunn said.

On Wednesday, Phoenix reached 114 degrees, tying the record high for the date set in 2006.

Salt River Project delivered a record-breaking 6,707 megawatts* to its Phoenix-area retail customers between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday.

That peak topped the previous SRP high this summer of 6,382 megawatts on July 22 and the all-time record of 6,663 megawatts on Aug. 8, 2012.
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* That's enough power for at least 5 DeLoreans to time travel!  (6.7 GW / 1.2 GW)

Edit:  Power cost yesterday:  $5.29  (24hr)

Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 25, 2014, 06:18:34 am
I went home and parked my butt in front of the air conditioner after a cold shower. :laugh:

Don't have any air conditioner... no matter how hot it gets. :)

Nice this morning at 61 outside, but I'm afraid the logs have absorbed so much heat that it won't cool down in here much for the rest of the summer. That thermal mass thing works both ways. sigh It doesn't get cool enough, for long enough for it to bleed off during the night.  But the humidity is back down to 36, which is more normal here.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 25, 2014, 09:13:55 pm
Dust storm plus drenching rain again.  Take a ceramic plate and pour water on it - that's what happens here.  Street out front was a river - just means I won't need to water the desert plants (San Pedro & Mexican toothpick cactus for another 6 mos.) - oh, if you want to sound sophisticated it's called 'xeriscaping'.

http://www.kpho.com/story/26117585/visibility-low-as-dust-storm-moves-into-phoenix-area

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Mother Nature is trying to crash the start of your weekend, as some storms are moving into the Valley from the south.

All inbound flights to Sky Harbor were held on the ground at their location until 6:30 p.m. because of low visibility.


(http://s15.postimg.org/i425tobvv/26117585_BG1.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 26, 2014, 08:29:03 am
75 outside, going for a high of 79 today. Already 72 inside, but I don't expect it to get uncomfortable.  Humidity is down to 30 at 7:30 AM, and will do much lower by this afternoon. No rain in sight, and I don't expect more than sprinkles the rest of the summer - though we can get some serious thunderstorms, of course.  They just don't usually have much rain in them this time of year.

I have four tomatoes getting red, and they should be ready to pick by tomorrow. Now that's exciting. LOL Harvested the first flush of the beans this morning too.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on July 26, 2014, 09:13:40 pm
Got up to 103 today.  Up side: Humidity was low, only 44%.  Downside: I had to help a friend move, so it was still just frigging hot.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 27, 2014, 02:59:26 am
Had duststorm, thunder, lightning, rain about 10 pm MST.  Was sitting outside watching the fireworks when 'BAM!' - lightning struck in the 55+ retirement community across the dry wash.  Next thing you know a big palm tree* is on fire and the FD shows up about 10 min. later to douse it - while it's raining.

* http://www.examiner.com/article/the-palm-tree-story-of-phoenix
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I never had given it much thought but yeah, Phoenix could be the "Palm Tree Capitol of the World". There are palm trees everywhere. But there's one interesting fact that I'm going to make very clear in this article. Palm trees are not native to the desert that surrounds Phoenix. That's right, every palm tree you see has been purchased, planted and will only be seen as landscaping on residential or commercial property.
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 27, 2014, 05:54:46 am
54 outside this morning, only 61 inside. A bit cool, so I put on a sweatsuit for a little while. Humidity is down to 28%. At my first ripe tomato yesterday... Oh, heaven. LOL
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Moonbeam on July 29, 2014, 04:03:05 pm
A week ago last Friday we had a "cold" front (western TN). That afternoon I was standing in the shade and when a breeze came along I wanted to put a lightweight jacket on. I stepped into the beautiful sunshine instead. :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: StillaGhost on July 29, 2014, 08:09:58 pm
 
   Torrential rain from Douglas to Wheatland , folks in cars stopping at the side of 25 because they couldn't see. And of course riders headed north towards Sturgis were absolutely miserable.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 30, 2014, 01:06:53 pm
A mild 104o at 11:06 A.M. MST.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on August 12, 2014, 07:11:57 pm
Rain god has blessed us!  My non-human sacrifice of a 12 oz. Coors beer has provided!

(http://s18.postimg.org/4r1geoqfd/26254749_BG4.jpg)

http://www.kpho.com/story/26254749/monsoon-whips-up-dust-heavy-rain-wind
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At around 4:20 p.m., news helicopter pictures showed a wall of dust near Queen Creek. Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley were among some of the other places the dust wall was heading.
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 13, 2014, 05:34:43 am
Finally warmed up here. High of 88 yesterday, and same expected today. I've gotten a few ripe tomatoes. No rain in a while, but the thunderheads continue to arrive most afternoons. Only about 60 days to first frost!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: StillaGhost on August 13, 2014, 11:34:26 pm
Finally warmed up here. High of 88 yesterday, and same expected today. I've gotten a few ripe tomatoes. No rain in a while, but the thunderheads continue to arrive most afternoons. Only about 60 days to first frost!

 
 
   92 today between Douglas and Gillette........
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 14, 2014, 07:49:45 am
Expecting large, slow moving thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight, possibly with significant rain. Good deal... we need it. Temps will moderate to mid 80s, and nights will cool off even more. Good deal again.  Two more ripe tomatoes yesterday... but there are a ton of green ones. When they get ready, they'll pretty much all ripen at once. Then I'll pray for some cool weather so I can can them without melting myself. LOL  Next year I'll have to be careful to choose more indeterminate varieties.  I don't want them all at once!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: StillaGhost on August 15, 2014, 12:01:03 am
Expecting large, slow moving thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight, possibly with significant rain. Good deal... we need it. Temps will moderate to mid 80s, and nights will cool off even more. Good deal again.  Two more ripe tomatoes yesterday... but there are a ton of green ones. When they get ready, they'll pretty much all ripen at once. Then I'll pray for some cool weather so I can can them without melting myself. LOL  Next year I'll have to be careful to choose more indeterminate varieties.  I don't want them all at once!

 
  From Douglas to Cheyenne this evening , torrential spot storms , hot and humid from Douglas to Gillette in the oil patch all day.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Rarick on August 15, 2014, 03:20:25 am
We got the steam bath going here in 'vegas too.  It is a WET summer.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 15, 2014, 05:45:17 am

  From Douglas to Cheyenne this evening , torrential spot storms , hot and humid from Douglas to Gillette in the oil patch all day.

Isn't it amazing what a difference there is between north and south here, only a hundred miles or so apart. It never got hot yesterday, and the humidity hovered around 40% - pretty much normal for this time of year. A little light rain last night, but no actual storm, and it is now 57 degrees, at 94% humidity.  Expecting a high of 84 today and the humidity will drop as soon as the sun comes up.  It's been a beautiful and very comfortable summer so far.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: IrishPyroWolf1994 on August 17, 2014, 02:13:29 pm
You know it's funny, normally the area I live in starts to feel like a gigantic sauna in mid July and doesn't stop until September usually. But now, it's actually rather nice. Temps have only gotten above 78 degrees a couples times, and it is rare for it to go below 66 degrees except during the night. The humidity isn't too bad either. That especially is what is weird. Normally it's hot as hell and humid as hell here during this time of year. Of course SW Michigan doesn't have anything on the Southern states in regards to hot weather but still. But after this last horrible winter, the weather's been actually a lot nicer than it usually is this time of year...which is scaring the crap out of me considering I shake the paranoid feeling that we (that is to say, the people SW Michigan) are going to be paying for this nice weather, come winter, with conditions that make this last one look tropical in comparison. :P I of course know that's unlikely and completely paranoid but still. Obviously, knowing I'm probably just being paranoid won't stop me from preparing for a completely and utterly horrible winter this year, just in case..
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 17, 2014, 02:28:21 pm
87 outside this afternoon, exceeded the high expected by a few degrees already.  Only 27% humidity. I'm watching massive thunderstorm clouds form, the tallest almost look like they are "boiling." Lots of energy in these clouds. Forecast is for 20% chance of severe thunderstorms. I hope this one will pass around us, however, because I've seen storms like this dump big hail - and an occasional tornado. The call is out for storm spotters...
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: FDD on August 17, 2014, 02:46:29 pm
WOW we got up to 71 today, and it is Aug 17.
We have had just one 90 degree day all summer, and that was in July.
We should be baking here right now in the 90's to 100's but they are calling for the low to mid 80's for the next week.

global warming my ass
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: StillaGhost on August 17, 2014, 03:59:42 pm


global warming my ass

 
 
   Ya know if you'd turn off the light inside that globe and quit sitting on the thing it wouldn't warm your ass up so much.......
 
 
   Hhhhmmmmm if I set on Hawaii will a nice Hula Girl feed me poi?
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 17, 2014, 04:09:17 pm
   Hhhhmmmmm if I set on Hawaii will a nice Hula Girl feed me poi?

I don't think that's quite what you meant... if your ass was big enough to sit on all of Hawaii, no girl could find your mouth. LOL

But global warming.... mkay... I think I'll dig out the heavy wool fabric and make myself a new parka. :) Sheepskin lined.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: StillaGhost on August 17, 2014, 04:17:08 pm
   Hhhhmmmmm if I set on Hawaii will a nice Hula Girl feed me poi?

I don't think that's quite what you meant... if your ass was big enough to sit on all of Hawaii, no girl could find your mouth. LOL



 
 
   On the Globe ML , on the Globe. Though I might well wish to be sitting IN Hawaii , t'ain't no surfing in Wyo , not any real surfing , though there are some guys surfing the rapids on the Snake on shortboards , but that's stationary stuff , not the hand of the Gods shoving you towards the beach.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 17, 2014, 04:23:23 pm
not the hand of the Gods shoving you towards the beach.

To each his/her own. I'm afraid of the ocean myself - always have been, and would much rather witness the awesome power of a tornado or a blizzard. :) Preferably from inside the house. :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on August 19, 2014, 03:41:45 pm
Storm petered out by the time it got here ... New River is north valley.  The first pic:  House was carried away and smashed against two trees.

http://www.kpho.com/story/26315734/surge-brings-more-rain-to-valley-of-the-sun
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A flash flood warning for Maricopa County and surrounding areas was extended until 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Structures were demolished, heavy equipment was carried away and ranches were covered by the raging waters in New River, where more than 4 inches of rain was reported. 

A man could be seen in a house surrounded by the raging waters and waving a white piece of cloth at news helicopters near 46100 N. 43rd Ave.
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(http://s1.postimg.org/65ucis0vv/26315734_BG4.jpg)
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On the other hand, when life gives you lemons break out the salt and tequila.

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In another Laveen neighborhood three dogs were enjoying themselves with a romp through stomach-high water.
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on September 08, 2014, 11:16:24 am
This is the I-10 (6 lanes on either side) at 43rd avenue:

(http://s27.postimg.org/rcuwwj643/Bx_BFJ3_XIAAAHHcm.jpg)

Apparently wettest day on record in Phoenix metro area.  School closures/road closures and such.  It's not a monsoon-like rain but more like a Midwest steady rain.  Pulled the van out of the garage to get it washed by God - he's been slacking off and I don't think I'll tip unless there's Tire Shine applied to the tires ... gratis, of course.

http://www.kpho.com/story/26462862/rain-pounds-valley-morning-commute-a-mess
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Record-breaking rainfall in the Valley of the Sun played havoc with early morning commuters, closed schools and caused extensive power outages.

Heavy downpours early Monday morning brought freeway traffic to a crawl, closed many surface street intersections and placed the state on a flash flood watch for the rest of the day.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport reported 3.06 inches of rain since midnight, breaking the record for the date by nearly 2 inches, Ken Waters of the National Weather Service said.

It marked the wettest day on record for Phoenix since record keeping began in 1895, Waters said.
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 08, 2014, 11:25:06 am
I just can't believe it!! First frost here is usually about the end of September, and I had tomatoes still ripening last year the first of October... but not this year. Thanks to 'global warming,' I guess, we are looking at first frost this coming Thursday. And snow. Will have to bring in all the green tomatoes and immature squash on Wednesday, just to be sure.  A "high" of 47 on Thursday? Good grief.

Wednesday Night Rain showers likely before midnight, then rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. North wind 7 to 9 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday A chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Rarick on September 09, 2014, 07:14:58 am
Still have flash flood warnings active here, fortunately........(on a better him than me basis) Phoenix is catching most of it.  The rain 2 months ago was far worse so far.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on September 15, 2014, 10:20:12 am
Another load of rain coming:  Hurricane Odile beat up Cabo and now heading north.


http://www.kpho.com/story/26529236/again-hurricane-moisture-poses-az-flooding-threat
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The newest threat comes as category 4 Hurricane Odile churns near Cabo San Lucas, where it's producing rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches with isolated totals of around 15 inches in Baja California Sur.
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Moonbeam on September 23, 2014, 02:55:01 pm
I have not read any reports/predictions for this coming winter’s expectations. My own observations have me curious.

About 3 weeks ago we experienced an increase in the hummingbird population in our yard. This is our third summer here and in this time the hummingbirds have stayed pretty consistent in numbers. We have two feeders about 7 feet apart and there are usually three to four birds fighting over those. Three weeks ago though, the number increased to about 10 (hard to count those busy-bodies!). We added a third feeder and I needed to make a double batch of syrup every day, and I cleaned and added fresh syrup daily.

This lasted for two solid weeks until about last mid-week when the numbers returned to the usual 3-4 hummingbirds. My thoughts were that the increase was due to migrating hummingbirds. We see the hummingbirds in our yard until about the 2nd or 3rd week of October. So I thought perhaps it was a tad early to see some migration – perhaps an indication of an early and bitter winter? Then and again, I am unfamiliar with the paths and timing of hummingbirds who may reside further north from us.

No matter. I love these little creatures and they bring me such joy!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: S. Jester on September 23, 2014, 09:53:12 pm
What I fear: Colder, wetter Summer = even Colder Winter. Especially an earlier arrival of Fall.


S.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: bennie on September 24, 2014, 02:51:55 am
About 3 weeks ago we experienced an increase in the hummingbird population in our yard. This is our third summer here and in this time the hummingbirds have stayed pretty consistent in numbers. We have two feeders about 7 feet apart and there are usually three to four birds fighting over those. Three weeks ago though, the number increased to about 10 (hard to count those busy-bodies!). We added a third feeder and I needed to make a double batch of syrup every day, and I cleaned and added fresh syrup daily.
No matter. I love these little creatures and they bring me such joy!

We always have a feeder up in the spring and summer. Usually can count on half a dozen of the little snotty kamikazes hanging out fighting each other for sole owner of the food. The one that is the baddest  badass we always name him Gomez.
About a month ago the numbers increased and my wife put up another feeder. She has had to add food 2-3 times daily...keeps a stash in the frig. There have been at least 30 non-stop guzzlers (impossible to count there are so many). One thing is that with the increased numbers they have stopped fighting each other and have learned to share very well.
Monday was the first day of autumn and we got  a cold snap (highs in the 80's and lows in the 60's). Yesterday morning I only saw 3 of them feeding. Guess it is time for them to move along perhaps. It will warm up later this week so maybe we haven't really seen the last of them.
Usually we have ruby throated hummingbirds but this summer we have at least 3 types of the birds. One of them are very large hummingbirds and we haven't figured out what they are. Lot of babies born this summer and they grew up quick.
We do enjoy all types of birds and never know what will land in the yard. We keep a book and binoculars to indentify something we are not sure about. Hummingbirds are really a blast to be sure and our favorite. When they get used to you they will chatter away to you, even buzz by your head, or fly up to the window to watch what you are doing in the house.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on September 26, 2014, 12:44:35 pm
Hmmm - there's not a cloud in the sky.  Very slight breeze, though.

http://www.azfamily.com/weather/Pacific-storm-system-brings-rain-to-the-Valley-this-weekend-277200031.html

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 A storm system tracking out of the Pacific Northwest is expected to bring rain the Arizona, including the Valley, this weekend.

This system will tap into moisture already in place across the state and produce storms that may be severe at times with damaging winds, hail and localized flooding. An isolated tornado is also not out of the question across Northern Arizona.
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{emphasis mine}

"It's quiet.  Too quiet."
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 26, 2014, 01:03:53 pm
Not going to get even close to 90 today, right at 81 now at noon... but see the drop during next week. By next Thursday the day time high is expected to be just 59 degrees.  Everything left in my garden is just so CONFUSED. sigh Some freeze touched and half dried tomato vines are trying to put out new growth at the bottom. Weird.

Most recent forecast:

This Afternoon Sunny, with a high near 92. South wind 8 to 10 mph.
Tonight Clear, with a low around 57. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the evening.
Saturday Sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. East wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.
Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Wednesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on October 12, 2014, 08:24:16 am
(http://s4.postimg.org/6wwxf7ylp/10_Day_Phoenix_full.jpg)

Triple digits are gone - but power $ decreases.  yay
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: DiabloLoco on October 12, 2014, 08:51:48 am
I just turned on my heat last night. Been cold here at night and in the morning. There has been frost on the vehicles for the last 4 mornings.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 12, 2014, 12:20:22 pm
51 and rainy outside today, 65 and comfortable inside. No heat needed so far.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on October 12, 2014, 01:09:39 pm
Temp went below freezing for a couple of hours this morning, but no detectable frost.

Heat's been on at night for a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: colonial shooter on October 12, 2014, 01:59:43 pm
Inside temps 60-63. started first fire of the season yesterday. May be a long cold winter.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: DiabloLoco on October 12, 2014, 02:09:14 pm
Temp went below freezing for a couple of hours this morning, but no detectable frost.

Heat's been on at night for a couple of weeks.
I'm pretty sure that I'm at a higher elevation than you are. That's probably why I have been getting frost and you haven't yet.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on November 03, 2014, 06:11:11 am
Inside 75o.  Outside chilly.

(http://s17.postimg.org/6tcf1czvj/Valley_Temps_full.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.org/52slpj9v5/the_shining_jack_nicholson.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: knobster on November 03, 2014, 06:24:01 am
Today isn't too bad but Saturday morning it was BRRR: 19 degrees!

Safe to say the garden is done.  No snow in the forecast thankfully.  I need to mow the lawn one more time.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on November 17, 2014, 09:21:32 am
71 frickin' degrees Fahrenheit inside.  Had to throw on outside-wear sweater and wool cap just to sleep. 

(http://s28.postimg.org/vjeawo799/The_Thing_wallpaper_john_carpenters_the_thing_23.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: colonial shooter on November 17, 2014, 09:24:35 am
3.5 inches of snow here yesterday. High barely reached freezing. high today 28*. Hope the rest of the winter isn't like this.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on November 17, 2014, 09:36:45 am
3.5 inches of snow here yesterday. High barely reached freezing. high today 28*. Hope the rest of the winter isn't like this.

That's the good thing about the North/ high country.  You guys have real winters.  One good thing about AZ - I can drive north about 2 hrs. and frolic in the snow and ski in Flagstaff - then come back and bitch about the low '70's, about how there's no wood to put in my no-basement or no-fireplace.  I suppose I could dig a firepit in the back but there's no wood - the Mesquite out front would last all of 15 minutes and cacti are skinny and burn quickly.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 17, 2014, 09:47:07 am
Had 10 inches of snow the last week, here in NE Wyoming. Temps at night going below zero most of the time, but only got down to 9 last night... a warming trend. :) Heavy wind the last three days, so most of the snow has blown into drifts... two of which are on either end of my circular driveway. I hope to be able to get out and go to town tomorrow.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on November 17, 2014, 09:58:43 am
Had 10 inches of snow the last week, here in NE Wyoming. Temps at night going below zero most of the time, but only got down to 9 last night... a warming trend. :) Heavy wind the last three days, so most of the snow has blown into drifts... two of which are on either end of my circular driveway. I hope to be able to get out and go to town tomorrow.

You own a snowmobile?  You can probably get one on the cheap.  I remember trying to tool around in the snow on my 50cc dirt bike when some kids from town stopped by on their snowmobiles.  Hopped on the back of one girl's snowmobile and we were off.  No licenses, registration, insurance etc.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 17, 2014, 10:05:37 am
You own a snowmobile?  You can probably get one on the cheap.  I remember trying to tool around in the snow on my 50cc dirt bike when some kids from town stopped by on their snowmobiles.  Hopped on the back of one girl's snowmobile and we were off.  No licenses, registration, insurance etc.

No thanks. :) Have no interest in going out in the cold, especially when it is windy, and am happy to wait and drive the car. Supposed to get up to a high of 30 tomorrow. That will do just fine.

I couldn't get to town in a snowmobile anyway, as they are not legal to use on the roads and there is no other way to get off my property.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 17, 2014, 10:08:23 am
We had our first snow last Thursday night (other than some short-lived squalls the Friday before, which didn't stick at all). An inch or two on the ground in the morning, which didn't stick on the roads, but hung around for a few days on the ground. It snowed another couple of inches last night, but changed to rain this morning, and will melt off before the day is over thanks to a high of 44F. Forecast calls for highs in the 20s and 30s and lows in the teens and 20s for most of the coming week.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on November 17, 2014, 06:29:46 pm
We got our first snowfall of the season yesterday.  I'm not sure how much actually fell, but it never completely covered the ground, never covered the roads, and is pretty much all gone now.  When I left for work this morning, there was a little bit of ice on some of the bridges off to the sides where the concrete barrier blocks the sunlight.  No sign of it when I was driving home.

There were "news" stories about people buying out certain products at grocery stores.  Same stuff they always buy out when the weather's bad, whether it's snow/ice or tornadoes: bread, eggs and milk.  Evidently, when storms roll in, Okies make french toast.  Never understood that myself, and I was born and raised here.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: bennie on November 18, 2014, 08:37:10 am
There were "news" stories about people buying out certain products at grocery stores.  Same stuff they always buy out when the weather's bad, whether it's snow/ice or tornadoes: bread, eggs and milk.  Evidently, when storms roll in, Okies make french toast. 

That's funny! I laughed a long time on that one!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on November 18, 2014, 09:08:51 am
Friggin' 49o F.  I suppose I could fire up the (electric) chainsaw, cut down a palm tree, make a fire pit in dinky backyard ...
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 18, 2014, 09:11:44 am
We have real storms here fairly often in the winter... blizzards even. I've never seen any sort of panic buying. There are plenty of people in the store after such a storm, restocking their milk, etc. But I've never seen people buying up basic supplies before a storm. They already have a pantry full.

I've been snow bound for a week, but will get out today. I need coffee creamer and bananas, that's all.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Moonbeam on November 18, 2014, 02:06:22 pm
We've had some unseasonably cooler weather here in the Mid-South. Halloween day is usually in the 70's with the temps dropping to the 50's at night. This year it was in the 50's during the day and it dropped down into the 30's at night with a freeze warning.

Last Thursday and yesterday we woke up to some snow. The ground isn't cold enough to hold it, so it mostly stayed on our roofs and back deck. Since I've lived in this part of the country (8 years) I have only seen snow flurries as early as the first week of December. Makes me wonder what is in store for the next 3 months!!!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 18, 2014, 02:30:12 pm
Just bought two new sets of fleece lined sweat pants and shirts. Retired two sets of them purchased a few years ago. Once the fleece wears off, they get a little thinner and serve as pajamas for the warmer months. I wore the sweat suits to sleep for 9 of the last 12 months. 

Got up to 41 degrees today and I made it to town without problems. Just as soon as I got the ice scraped off my windshield. Wouldn't have had to do that if I'd brushed the 10 inches of snow off it earlier, but I didn't want to go out then, even though it was a toasty 20 degrees at the time. LOL
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on November 27, 2014, 08:37:05 pm
Not too bad - power usage so far this month:  Cost this month $34.61.

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 NWS Phoenix       

Update: Today's high of 87 breaks the daily record of 86...set in 1950. The 40 degree spread* (87/47) is the biggest since 6/4/78.
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*Day/night temp in one day.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 28, 2014, 08:55:43 am
All electric home, night temp low 20s to sub zero.  The Oct/Nov electric bill is $51.  heh heh
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Rarick on November 28, 2014, 07:25:27 pm
the condo is "central" with only 1 exposed wall, cooking or the computer/TV are able to keep things warm.........

The gulch is earth sheltered it has a thick (Double Canopy) roof and actually needs minimal energy for heat/cold regulation it stays fairly near ground temperature 70 most of the year with a little input at the peaks of hot and cold.

My condo is usually 40$ to heat in the winter and 100$ to cool on the summer side of things.  The gulch is not grid connected anymore........
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on December 04, 2014, 06:01:11 am
Rainy - just means I don't have to water the plants.

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The latest forecast models indicating the Thursday morning potential for rain is running about 70 percent or more, and we could see around half an inch of rain. It’s looking like the rain could be moving in around 4 a.m. and hanging around through the morning commute.

Temperatures continue to be very mild as the clouds and storm are coming from the subtropics. Even with the chance for showers, highs should make it into the 70s around metro Phoenix on Thursday, and we’ll see a bit of sunshine by the afternoon.

Read more: http://www.azfamily.com/weather/#ixzz3KvhGCq74
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 04, 2014, 06:36:19 am
Darn near "tropical" here just now. Nice break from cold weather, and we'll be remembering it fondly in a few weeks when the hammer drops. LOL

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the evening.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. South wind around 8 mph.
Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on December 20, 2014, 09:29:57 am
This is God's way of telling me to get the hell out the Midwest.  Had to go to Wal-Mart and buy 'gloves'.   . but stay positive!  Will see today what a .223 round does to an M6 oxygen bottle filled with oxyacetylene.

(http://s16.postimg.org/u4firxyf9/650x366_12191446_hd25.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: FDD on December 20, 2014, 09:37:28 am
This is God's way of telling me to get the hell out the Midwest.  Had to go to Wal-Mart and buy 'gloves'.   . but stay positive!  Will see today what a .223 round does to an M6 oxygen bottle filled with oxyacetylene.

(http://s16.postimg.org/u4firxyf9/650x366_12191446_hd25.jpg)

BOOM
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 20, 2014, 10:06:39 am
We'll get a tiny bit of that here:

Sunday A 40 percent chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the morning.
Sunday Night A chance of rain and snow before midnight, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Monday Night A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tuesday A 20 percent chance of snow showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Blustery.

Clearly it's better to be in NE Wyoming. :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on February 18, 2015, 05:57:34 pm
Apparently it's going to get cold in Chicago.  It's chilly here too, so I put a hat on the cactus (76oF).

(http://s23.postimg.org/fmte4ehaz/cactus.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: FDD on February 18, 2015, 08:15:26 pm
Yea, we had a high of 7 today. Lows is going in to the negative numbers tonight.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 19, 2015, 06:06:01 am
We had a few inches of snow Sunday and Monday night, but the coldest it got was 11. Very mild winter this year. :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: phoenix227 on February 19, 2015, 11:02:11 am
This is God's way of telling me to get the hell out the Midwest.  Had to go to Wal-Mart and buy 'gloves'.   . but stay positive!  Will see today what a .223 round does to an M6 oxygen bottle filled with oxyacetylene.



I have personally shot at a propane tank, (in a safe, designated place, mind you) I was expecting boom, instead I got the sound of leaking propane for 20 seconds or so.. Maybe a second shot would have sparked the leaking propane, but the first one did not produce the desired ka-boom.. Tannerite does a great job, and its rather stable.. I tried handgun and shotgun to no avail.. It really needs to be hit with a high powered rifle to ignite..
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on February 19, 2015, 07:44:15 pm
This is God's way of telling me to get the hell out the Midwest.  Had to go to Wal-Mart and buy 'gloves'.   . but stay positive!  Will see today what a .223 round does to an M6 oxygen bottle filled with oxyacetylene.



I have personally shot at a propane tank, (in a safe, designated place, mind you) I was expecting boom, instead I got the sound of leaking propane for 20 seconds or so.. Maybe a second shot would have sparked the leaking propane, but the first one did not produce the desired ka-boom.. Tannerite does a great job, and its rather stable.. I tried handgun and shotgun to no avail.. It really needs to be hit with a high powered rifle to ignite..

Here's pics of the O2 bottle we shot: http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=34679.0


We shot a plastic five gallon can filled with oxyactylene - just filled it up and screwed the cap on.  Then a trail of gas was made from it.  Then gas trail was lit and firing commenced.  Nothing happened for a bit so started creeping closer ('I wouldn't do that if I were you.'  'Nah, I'm alright.  I think most of the gas has esc [BOOM!] ...') - no deadly shrapnel or anything - it was just thin plastic.

The M6 O2 bottle we did the same thing.  Filled it up, closed valve, did fire trail, 'Going loud!' - shot a bunch of holes in it as it was sitting in the fire but nothing happened.  I poked it over with a long stick and took it home.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: FDD on February 19, 2015, 10:47:02 pm
ROFLMAO
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: FDD on February 21, 2015, 10:39:42 am
For mi6a2lm
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: FDD on February 21, 2015, 12:41:07 pm
feed me
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 21, 2015, 02:02:24 pm
feed me

Oh, that's classic. LOL
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: DiabloLoco on February 21, 2015, 02:13:53 pm
feed me
That's gotta be NY. Note the rust on the rear fender. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: FDD on February 21, 2015, 05:16:55 pm
hello? hello?
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on March 22, 2015, 01:30:21 pm
somewhere near Boston this morning:

(http://s12.postimg.org/ocgeydqsd/IMG_4308.jpg)

Not near Boston this morning:

Günter (or maybe Ilse) the desert squirrel* keeping watch over a scrape clutch (12) of Gambel's quail eggs (click images for larger) - mama quail** showed up to chase off lizard that was poking around, though:

(http://s15.postimg.org/aktsspddz/20150320_100003.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/aktsspddz/)(http://s17.postimg.org/67qaoad23/20150322_093756.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/67qaoad23/)

* official name is 'round-tailed ground squirrel'
** must be Catholic ... or Irish ... or both ^_^
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on March 30, 2015, 11:08:05 am
Waiting for those damn quail eggs to hatch so I can continue raking, cleaning up back yard.

Look on the bright side!:

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The National Weather Service of Phoenix reported Phoenix Sky Harbor tied the daily high temperature record Saturday of 95 degrees and broke the record of 95 degrees Sunday when the mercury topped out at 97 degrees. The National Weather Service says this is the earliest we've ever seen three consecutive days of days 95 degrees or hotter since record began in 1895 for Phoenix.
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: StillaGhost on March 30, 2015, 12:45:42 pm
 
 
    I've a sneaking suspicion that it's shaping up to be an extraordinarily hot summer in places that aren't ordinarily hot.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 30, 2015, 02:26:30 pm

 
    I've a sneaking suspicion that it's shaping up to be an extraordinarily hot summer in places that aren't ordinarily hot.

I have a bad feeling that you are right.  Have not used my little office A/C for three years now, but may have to dig it out of storage and put it in the window this year.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: StillaGhost on March 30, 2015, 06:27:38 pm

 
    I've a sneaking suspicion that it's shaping up to be an extraordinarily hot summer in places that aren't ordinarily hot.

I have a bad feeling that you are right.  Have not used my little office A/C for three years now, but may have to dig it out of storage and put it in the window this year.

 

    Yeah , I'm sure you noticed that the Chinooks were in much earlier than usual , trees are already budding. 'Course keep in mind that last year Cheyenne got 2 foot of snow across Mothers Day , so it could turn out to be a " false spring ". I don't think so though......
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on April 01, 2015, 07:55:31 am
Apparently high today about 91o.  Two things we (meaning "me") need is water and A/C - maybe not the A/C part so much but just like anything else you have to get used to it.  Used electric heat 2 days around Christmas but that's it.  Clearing brush around A/C unit later to reduce fire hazard. 

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Happy April Fool's Day!

Temperatures won't be quite as warm out there as yesterday... and that's no joke.  Highs will still warm up into the low 90s, though, by this afternoon, keeping our streak of temperatures in the 90s alive.

Another record was broken yesterday after we reached 95º at Sky Harbor International Airport.


Read more: http://www.kpho.com/weather#ixzz3W3tB4XKJ
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Current temp 64o as of 5:47 am MST.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on April 03, 2015, 08:05:29 am

 
    I've a sneaking suspicion that it's shaping up to be an extraordinarily hot summer in places that aren't ordinarily hot.

Maybe it's not - or this forecast below could just be an anomaly (cooler weather but still above average) as opposed to a possible seasonal anomaly.  On the other hand, snowpack is way down in places that needed it during winter and there's artificial lakes like Lake Mead and Lake Powell that are really low, too.  Currently 760 F inside, Weather Channel says 590F outside here.  Either way anything with rubber on it will try to stay out of summer sun - garage is only so big.  Tires are expensive.  We'll see when we first hit triple digits*.

(http://s27.postimg.org/km4c4lucz/Screenshot_4.png)

*  Buddy has been stationed in Riyadh at one time or another (AF) - now he's in a certain place where females also wear a lot of uneeded clothing that starts with an 'Afg'.  I keep telling him to get a Space-A flight out to Luke AFB and enjoy a similar clime.  Just like home!  we even got dust storms.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix,_Arizona#Climate
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Average high temperatures in summer are some of the hottest of any major city in the United States, and approach those of cities such as Riyadh and Baghdad.
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 01, 2015, 10:27:25 pm
Hoo-ahh!  House started at 80o in morning during window closing time, got to 90o at sundown.  Then open windows.  Repeat until A/C time which is nearing.  Last time I ran it was mid-October I think of last year. (Electric) heat was turned on once for about 48hrs. around Christmas.  Last month's power usage:  $42.32  Not bragging about it because I get my monetary karma coming around during summer months.

re:  pool ->  New Year's Resolution, retroactive to Jan.1:  Do crunches/sit-ups until failure before cracking one beer tonight.


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The first of May brings us our first triple-digit heat of the year!

101° was the official high temperature recorded at Sky Harbor today in Phoenix.

By the way, the average date of our first 100° reading (based on data from 1980-2010) is May 2, so today's reading is right on schedule!

Read more: http://www.kpho.com/weather#ixzz3YwpZSk3W
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 04, 2015, 07:22:08 am
Just when I put away my coat and gloves ... sprinkles and cold:

(http://s21.postimg.org/ty7ixdpqf/Arizona_Weather_Forecast_AM_May_4_2015_2901300.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 04, 2015, 07:29:56 am
Just when I put away my coat and gloves ... sprinkles and cold:

That's cold? And "sprinkles?" You actually have a problem with that, or just funnin'? I don't wear a coat unless it's below freezing outside. Sweatsuit type jacket or heavy sweater is usually sufficient.

Right now here: 45 degrees outside, and 64 degrees inside. Just about perfect. I'll leave for work in a little while wearing a short sleeved shirt and summer pants. And sunscreen, since it is supposed to clear off and be sunny. So easy to get a sunburn at this high altitude.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 04, 2015, 09:45:03 am
Just when I put away my coat and gloves ... sprinkles and cold:

That's cold? And "sprinkles?" You actually have a problem with that, or just funnin'?

Just goofin' around.  But it is going to be about 15o cooler than it was two days ago (85o vice 1000 F).
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 07, 2015, 08:51:35 am
Temps low for this time of year - I've been telling clients for about a month now, "I think this is the last week we'll be seeing x degrees during the day 'til October."

(http://s21.postimg.org/a5mh85m1z/10_Day_Phoenix_full.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 08, 2015, 06:48:53 am
We're going to get one more snowstorm, it seems.  And, of course, we just received the major load of frost sensitive plants in the greenhouse, so we'll have to heat for at least a few nights. I had so hoped we would not have another freeze... but oh well. June is coming...
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 15, 2015, 09:39:30 am
Flagstaff

(http://s12.postimg.org/lixfs1qdp/7779544_G.jpg)


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PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) -

Flagstaff residents awoke to a layer of snow Friday morning, while a few light rain showers were falling in the Phoenix metro area as a precursor to what is expected to be a wet weekend in Arizona.

A low-pressure system moving from Southern California is expected to produce significant rain that will move through the Valley of the Sun Friday night, CBS 5 Meteorologist Katie Baker said.

Temperatures will stay mainly in the 60s Friday morning and 70s in the afternoon.

Read more: http://www.kpho.com/story/29073459/snow-falls-in-arizonas-high-country-rain-on-way-to-valley#ixzz3aDaHtZq3
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 15, 2015, 11:03:09 am
We had 4 to 6 inches of new snow last weekend, but it's too warm for snow this time. We'll take all the rain we can get... Rained pretty good last night and this morning, and more may come between now and Monday.

Wondering if So. Calif. got any rain.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 15, 2015, 02:19:25 pm

Wondering if So. Calif. got any rain.

San Diego area got some w/some flooding:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/may/15/storm-packs-punch-flooding-point-loma-midway/
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San Diego — A strong storm lashed San Diego on Thursday night, causing flooding, snarling local roadways and prompting a rare rain delay for the Padres game at Petco Park.

In less than an hour, 1.57 inches of rain fell on Lindbergh Field — far exceeding San Diego’s normal average of 0.21 of an inch in May, usually one of the city’s driest months.

Heavier rain is expected Friday, with the National Weather Service predicting that this month will become the wettest May on record.

Major concentrated downpours are uncommon. In one instance, Lindbergh Field received about 2 inches of rain during a three-hour period on Dec. 3, 2014.

Thursday night’s storm led to flooding in areas of Point Loma, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, the Midway District and Mission Hills.
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 15, 2015, 11:39:16 pm
Just cats, no dogs.

one of those time-lapse looped weather maps

http://www.azfamily.com/category/297394/weather-arizona-radar

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Edit:  Still raining as of TMM time

May 16, 2015, 02:01:27 am

as opposed to original post TMM time May 15, 2015, 11:39:16 pm »


Drink up you indigenous non-radish-like plants!*

'Not to be confused with cactus; nearly all cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti.'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succulent
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on May 17, 2015, 07:43:27 pm
Barring some sort of serious and severe "climate change", we're well past any chance of snow now.  Just thunderstorms with all the rainfall, lightning, thunder, and tornadoes they always bring. 

This one (http://www.newson6.com/story/28676063/communities-continue-cleanup-post-sand-springs-tornado) passed within a mile of a friend's house while another friend and I were bowling.

Anyone familiar with the emergency alert racket your cell phone ("smart" phones, anyway) makes when there's severe weather in the area?  We got to hear that from an entire bowling alley that night.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mouse on May 25, 2015, 06:24:53 am
OK I know it's not much by some standards, but ....

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/68812214/More-chilly-nights-ahead-after-snow-dump-MetService

There was even a bit of snow (my husband reckoned it was hail, but I reckon it was snow) on the roof of my car this morning.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 25, 2015, 06:58:21 am
OK I know it's not much by some standards, but ....

There was even a bit of snow (my husband reckoned it was hail, but I reckon it was snow) on the roof of my car this morning.

Hail would just bounce off, I'm pretty sure, so I suspect you are right about the snow. How fun! I used to enjoy it greatly when we got a little snow out in the desert. My grandchildren once made a snowman out there when they were visiting. It was only about ten or twelve inches tall, but great fun for everyone. Had to use a raisin for the nose and half a one for the eyes, since all my carrots were larger than the snowman!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 29, 2015, 06:36:38 pm
 Had to lay down towel in old work/play truck - no A/C and vinyl seats - touching the (black plastic) ball on the stickshift:  (ouch!) shift (ouch!) shift (ouch!)  shift ...

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When temperatures outside reach 100 degrees, the temperature inside a car can reach 138 degrees in five minutes and 150 in 15, even with a window partially open. Having the windows down even 1 inch causes only a slight temperature drop.

Read more: http://archive.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20100723phoenix-fire-department-cars-summer-tips.html
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Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: FDD on May 29, 2015, 07:36:21 pm
Had to lay down towel in old work/play truck - no A/C and vinyl seats - touching the (black plastic) ball on the stickshift:  (ouch!) shift (ouch!) shift (ouch!)  shift ...

(http://s29.postimg.org/lf1gqxvzr/10_Day_Phoenix_full.jpg)


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When temperatures outside reach 100 degrees, the temperature inside a car can reach 138 degrees in five minutes and 150 in 15, even with a window partially open. Having the windows down even 1 inch causes only a slight temperature drop.

Read more: http://archive.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20100723phoenix-fire-department-cars-summer-tips.html
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And people see nothing wrong in leaving kids and dogs in a car when it is this hot out.

stupid people
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 30, 2015, 05:53:04 am
43 degrees outside now, sun won't rise yet for a while. 62 degrees inside here, and may go to 70 by this afternoon. Very, very seldom goes above 90 outside here, and I can leave all my windows down completely if I want to. I visited Phoenix once in the late spring... might as well have been Death Valley. Too hot to breathe.

But, of course, to each his or her own. :)
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: securitysix on May 30, 2015, 10:41:17 pm
Had to lay down towel in old work/play truck - no A/C and vinyl seats - touching the (black plastic) ball on the stickshift:  (ouch!) shift (ouch!) shift (ouch!)  shift ...

(http://s29.postimg.org/lf1gqxvzr/10_Day_Phoenix_full.jpg)


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When temperatures outside reach 100 degrees, the temperature inside a car can reach 138 degrees in five minutes and 150 in 15, even with a window partially open. Having the windows down even 1 inch causes only a slight temperature drop.

Read more: http://archive.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20100723phoenix-fire-department-cars-summer-tips.html
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You can keep those temperatures.  I know a lot of people around here (my meat space "here", not this part of the internet "here") have been complaining about the 15 inches of rain we've gotten so far this month, but it's been keeping the temperature down.  Besides, we've been in a statewide drought for several years.  We needed the rain.

Oh, and on the plus sign, the Arkansas river actually has water in it!  We haven't seen that in Tulsa for a few years now.
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Moonbeam on June 10, 2015, 03:27:54 pm
I am guessing that the original poster needs to be contacted about this first?...

What about renaming this thread? Something like, "current weather conditions," or "on the ground conditions," or whatever. I really like this thread as it gives a more accurate description as to what the conditions are across the country. Boots on the ground are better (in this case at least!) than some of the eggheads in front of the radar. Plus I like the idea of folks reporting about non-weather related issues like fires or railroad spills or earthquakes.

Thoughts?!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 10, 2015, 04:05:52 pm
Why don't we just start a new thread? I'll put a link to this one in the new so folks can refer to it, but we can let the new one be a bit more specific. This one goes all over the place. LOL
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: Moonbeam on June 10, 2015, 10:38:17 pm
A week ago Monday we were in the upper '70's (unusual for this time of year). By mid-week and so far this week we've been in the low '90's with high humidity. It's brutal. We had a rain gusher Monday evening, but today I checked on the plants on my back deck and they are looking pretty pathetic. I hate summer. :(
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: DiabloLoco on June 11, 2015, 05:57:54 pm
A week ago Monday we were in the upper '70's (unusual for this time of year). By mid-week and so far this week we've been in the low '90's with high humidity. It's brutal. We had a rain gusher Monday evening, but today I checked on the plants on my back deck and they are looking pretty pathetic. I hate summer. :(
Well...It's not Summer yet! :laugh:
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: mi6a2lm on June 15, 2015, 09:17:52 am
Gonna get a little toasty - TV says 87o at 0716.

(http://s4.postimg.org/4zdwv7qd9/10_Day_Phoenix_full.jpg)

and ...

https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/may-2015-was-wettest-month-ever-recorded-us
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Last month, much of the United States was wet. How wet? When climate scientists at NOAA’ National Centers for Environmental Information averaged the observations of rain, snow, and other precipitation from across the country, they found out it the country’s wettest May since records began 121 years ago. In fact, it was the wettest month ever recorded!
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Gotta love the exclamation point.  Imagine them writing a paper for a particle physics journal: 

Abstract:  Dude, we measured the fine structure constant to, like, twenty significant digits!
Title: Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 15, 2015, 10:18:11 am
Two hailstorms in the last 11 days has pretty much destroyed my garden. The raspberries and so forth were seriously damaged as well. The leaves on the trees are damaged, thank goodness no broken branches, but I didn't need to thin the crabapples. Now there are only a few, and look bruised. The grass is knee high or worse, and it has remained too wet to mow. I tried to use the weed eater a few days ago when then sun was out, but it just clogged the thing constantly and I gave up. More rain today and 70% chance of thunderstorms tonight, with a high chance of more each day for the rest of the week.

Did So. Calif. get any of this rain?

Right now it is 57 degrees outside, with 82% humidity. Oh... and it's starting to rain again. This is just soooo weird.