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Title: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 19, 2002, 12:22 AM
Snow...

So, where is it?  Not here in Edmonton.  :(

Getting bloody cold though.

Any snow anywhere else out there?
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Scott on December 19, 2002, 08:55 AM
We've had snow a couple of times here in Minneapolis...El Nino is back though which usually means warm dry winters in the interior of North America
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: BobaShek on December 19, 2002, 03:06 PM
I'm looking at it right now, actually. It's been snowing like heck down(or up, depending on where you are) here in Mass. :)
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Chris on December 19, 2002, 07:46 PM
Not much snow for me in Toledo, Ohio. Today is was about 52 degress. No snow at all. We got about 3 inches 3 weeks ago. It was pretty bad because the snow plows were not prepared for it. I like the warm weather. I would like snow on Christmas though. ;D
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2002, 12:02 AM
I'm looking at it right now, actually. It's been snowing like heck down(or up, depending on where you are) here in Mass. :)

Lucky you. Can you box some up & send it to me.  ;D ;)
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Becky on December 20, 2002, 10:58 PM
We have snow here in Michigan.  In fact, I had to drive home from work tonight at 45 mph because there was so much white stuff.  But, that's okay,  I want a white Christmas!
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2002, 11:06 PM
Still no snow in the forecast.   :(

Edmonton should look like this:

(http://www.stoncel.com/users/aarendt/photo.image.gallery/edmonton/images/edmonton.skyline.winter.jpg)

Forgot to mention, my house is the one on the left.  ;D

(http://www.cyberbeach.net/~solonyka/LCRA/igloos.jpg)
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 20, 2002, 11:43 PM
This is Alabama... it only snows when the rest of the world has frozen solid.  ;D
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 21, 2002, 10:07 PM
Just Bloody Cold out there.   :o
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

-16°C right now.  :o
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Becky on December 25, 2002, 09:04 PM
I defintely got my white Christmas!!  I woke up to lots of snow this morning.  I was so happy.  I even got my snowmobile out tonight when all the guest went home!!
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 25, 2002, 09:53 PM
Not a flake of snow came.  :(
I went my parent's across the city & they had lot's of frost. More than what I have in my area.  Maybe next year.  :)
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: BobaShek on December 26, 2002, 12:58 PM
We only got a foot of snow for Christmas. We were supposed to get 2. :'( ;D
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Reconsgt on December 27, 2002, 03:02 PM
Beats the heck out of me... Here in Green Bay the tundras froze ( GO PACK) .... but no snow.  Sounds like it all went south
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Chris on December 27, 2002, 09:44 PM
I got about 6 inches on Christmas, quite nice.
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 29, 2002, 07:46 AM
Well, as I get ready for nappy, it is starting to snow.  :)
It's about time we got some.   :)
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 29, 2002, 03:03 PM
And snow it did. 1" and climbing.  8)
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Reconsgt on December 30, 2002, 09:20 AM
I spoke to soon as well,
 I got about 3 inches saturday but now the temp is supposed to hit 50 today.

What kind of winter is this???
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Chris on January 4, 2003, 03:19 PM
We got about 3 inches Thursday afternoon, then another 1-2 on Friday. Roads were not too bad though.
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: DarkJediCB on January 5, 2003, 08:56 PM
We were supposed to get 8"-12", we got 1" instead. :(
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Scott on January 6, 2003, 12:46 PM
We still have just trace amounts...

It's El Nino I tells ya...

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/s1059.htm

The less snow I have to shovel the better ;)

Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 6, 2003, 12:55 PM
Today, it's going to be a high 10°C & tomorrow high 9°C  :)
Bye bye snow.
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Chris on January 6, 2003, 08:46 PM

The less snow I have to shovel the better ;)


Exactly :D
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Scott on January 16, 2003, 03:53 PM
Still hardly any snow, tis great, 2 months left and then we are into spring :D
Title: Re: Where's the Snow?
Post by: JediMAC on January 16, 2003, 04:13 PM
The wife and I, a couple friends, are heading up to her family's cabin in the local mountains (Big Bear) this weekend.  Considering it's about 80 degrees in SoCal right now, I doubt we're going to see any snow except out on the slopes!  Unfortunately, I don't think we'll be doing any skiing or boarding this trip, but we'll definitely be spending some time at the local sports bar there, watching the Raiders lay waste to the Titans in the AFC Championship!!!
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Scott on January 17, 2003, 02:46 PM
We may finally get some snow tonight...it is sad when there is more snow south of the Mason/Dixon line than there is in Minnesota
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 18, 2003, 06:06 AM
Holy snow Batman. We got about 2-3 inches & more on the way.

(http://www.cehnehdeh.com/gif/Igloo1%20white.gif)
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 20, 2003, 09:23 AM
First I ask for snow for Christmas. We don't get any, now we have been getting snow.
I just got home from work & man did it snow. The drive home was a nightmare. Then I get stuck in my parking lot at home. Had to shovel my way around to park properly. Then I had to shovel the walk inside my yard & around my complex. I couldn't see the steps we have next to us & I hate to see someone hirt themselves.

Going to snow all week so far. I'm sick of it.
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 8, 2003, 09:08 AM
This is our forecast right now.  :o

Temperature -29 °F / -34 °C  
Windchill -48 °F / -44 °C  
Humidity 68%
Dew Point -36 °F / -38 °C  
Wind WNW at 7 mph / 11.3 km/h


(http://adwoff.com/ubb/graemlins/bundledup.gif)
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Scott on March 8, 2003, 10:15 AM
Since we moved to our new house I have had to shovel (more than 2"+) 5 times.  Today we are getting 6"+ for the second time.  Guess how many times there was 2"+ before we moved in...0

I am so ready for the cold part of winter to be done, I don't mind the snow so much
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: max_one on March 8, 2003, 02:20 PM
that's pretty %^#$^ cold DSJ, it's about 45  here in cleveland  and it's about time, i'm tired of all this snow, and to top it all off my wife gets to go to florida for a couple weeks, while i'm stuck in crappy cold ohio.
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: Chris on March 8, 2003, 02:21 PM
I too am very tired of the cold. Enough is enough- I can already picture myself sipping lemonade in the 80°, gotta love the summer! ;D
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: max_one on March 8, 2003, 02:24 PM
you said it Chris, sippin' lemonade in the summer.
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 8, 2003, 04:51 PM
Ice cold Lemonade or Beer.  8)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Got%20Beer.jpg)
Title: Re:Where Is The Snow?
Post by: max_one on March 19, 2003, 05:38 PM
hit a high of 70 st. paddy's day w/ mounds of snow everywhere still and today back in the 40's.
Title: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: DSJ™ on April 15, 2003, 09:21 AM
NOT!  :o
This is what I woke up to this morning.  >:(

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Yard1.jpg)
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Yard2.jpg)
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Yard3.jpg)
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Yard4.jpg)

It will be all gone by the afternoon.  8)

So how's your morning?
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: Reconsgt on April 15, 2003, 09:23 AM
Here in Green Bay it was 69 degrees and slightly overcast. But all in all a very pleasant morning. We even hit 80 yesterday. Very strange April so far weather wise.
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: Scott on April 15, 2003, 09:27 AM
Dude, we hit 90 yesterday, to top that off, there is snow in the forecast for Thursday night :-*
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: dustrho on April 15, 2003, 10:35 AM
We hit about 85 yesterday and should be getting to that same temp today.  It's absolutely gorgeous out right now!

 ;D
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: Angry Ewok on April 15, 2003, 11:36 AM
When we're not dodging tornado's, Alabama weather is real nice.  8)
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: Mikey D on April 15, 2003, 11:39 AM
Massachusetts is going to hit 80 today  ;D, but its going to be in the 40s by the end of the week >:(
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: Chris on April 15, 2003, 01:26 PM
Sunny with a breeze at 70 here in Toledo. I am pretty sure I heard 80 for the high today. :)
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: Morgbug on April 16, 2003, 12:03 AM
Same forecast for us on Thursday.  Whee! :'(
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: DSJ™ on April 16, 2003, 12:41 AM
Same forecast for us on Thursday.  Whee! :'(

Seems the same weather is going your way. Fear not, better days ahead.  Tissue.  ;D
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on April 16, 2003, 06:27 PM
I love cold snowy weather. I'd move to Alaska if it wouldnt severely hamper my ability to collect Star Wars
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: DSJ™ on April 16, 2003, 07:48 PM
So the snow is gone & now it rains like heck. Sunny Alberta they call it.  ::)
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: Morgbug on April 17, 2003, 01:33 PM
Looks like we got even more snow than you did Dale.  Somewhere between 5-10 cm overnight.  Roads were crappy, normal 55 minute commute took an hour 45.  Blech.

It looks nice though, actually kind of surreal.  Thick layer of snow everywhere, roads are all wet now as that snow has melted and we have steam rising from everything that is not still covered in snow.  They expect it to all be gone by tomorrow.  Your rain also appears to be headed our way.  Since I work in agriculture though, this is all good in a sense.  Precipitation definitely needed.

BDW, just wait until you live in it.  Oh sure, it's fun for a while, but six straight months of this junk?  Blech.  I keep looking for a job in Australia.  I've had my fill of snow, whether it's the -50 wind chills or sliding sideways down a highway at 60 mph.  Give me sun and heat any day.  Grass is always greener, doncha know? ;)
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: DSJ™ on April 17, 2003, 03:07 PM
Wow. You got way more than us. Lucky you.  ;D
We had a rain shower last night. More like a 5 minute downpour. The wind picked up & look out. Some ugly clouds too. We need the rain though. I did notice that the grass is starting to turn green & the Gulls are back.  >:(
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: Jesse James on April 17, 2003, 03:15 PM
Bleh, I hate heat...

I could stand 70 degrees all year round, that would suffice for me.  Lows in the high 50's/low 60's would be great then for the evenings.

I'll miss winter in a way, but Spring/Summer does spark you to get things accomplished, so I'm enjoying Sunny Pittsburgh. :)

It's dipped into the 50's now here though as of 3:12 I believe.  That's how it feels anyway...  So much for those 80+ days we had to start the week.  And now my knees hurt!
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: DSJ™ on April 18, 2003, 03:17 PM
Yuck. What a miserable Day. It's cold, raining & to top it off, its mixed with snow. Look out Brent, this maybe heading your way.  ;D

They say its going to get to 11°C today, I don't think so.  
Currently 1°C.  >:(
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: DSJ™ on April 18, 2003, 04:21 PM
Just an update.  :o

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Snow1.jpg)
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Snow2.jpg)
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Snow3.jpg)

The snow flakes were roughly 2" .
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: Morgbug on April 18, 2003, 10:11 PM
Again :o

Great >:(

Will it never end?  I was going to switch back to summer tires tomorrow, but maybe not now.  Sheesh.
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: DSJ™ on April 27, 2003, 02:42 AM
Well here we go again. From rain to snow.  >:(
Australia is looking good to me so far Brent.  ;) I just hope its not as bad as mofo got. He posted some awesome pictures of his snow dump over at GH.  :o
Now That's A Snow Dump (http://www.galactichunter.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=TOR&Number=33521&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1&PHPSESSID=)

Canada, gotta love it.  ::)
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: DSJ™ on April 27, 2003, 12:13 PM
Just a view of what you may get Brent. I just took the pictures a few minites ago & its slushy out there.
Heavey wet snow. 2 to 3 inches so far. Yuck!

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Snow%20Today.jpg)
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Snow%20Today%201.jpg)
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Snow%20Today%202.jpg)
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: Morgbug on April 27, 2003, 10:43 PM
Same crap we got a couple of weeks ago (slushy wet stuff).  Rained, hailed and snowed today, fortunately none of it stayed.  Enough! :o
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: DSJ™ on May 3, 2003, 12:49 AM
Just great. Here we go again with the snow.  >:(
Mother nature just won't give us a break!
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: JediMAC on May 3, 2003, 01:03 AM
Well, no snow here in L.A. (of course), but we are getting quite a surprising rainstorm this evening.  Glad I didn't go by the car wash earlier today as I had planned.  At least the rain will rinse off the couple large bird craps on my hood!   :P
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: DSJ™ on May 6, 2003, 11:14 AM
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg!

There is almost a foot of snow & more to come. It is wet & heavy. The drive home today was a nightmare. If you hit a rut, you get sucked into the next lane.

Great weather forecast we are having.  >:(

Today .. Snow. Amounts 5 to 10 cm. High plus 1.  
Tonight .. Snow. Amounts 5 to 10 cm. Wind north 20 km/h. Low minus 1.
Wednesday .. Snow. Storm total 20 to 30 cm. Wind north 30. High 2.
Thursday .. Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries or showers. Low minus 1. High plus 3.
Friday .. Cloudy periods. Low minus 3. High 7.
Saturday .. Sunny. Low minus 1. High 11.
Normals for the period .. Low 2. High 16.   ::)

We are getting more than they are forecasting.  :o
Spring came for 2 days, Summer was what, not even a week long & winter is back with a vengeance.
Its the 6th of May, give me a break.
My rant for the day.  ;D



Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: dustrho on May 6, 2003, 04:00 PM
Hey Dale, it's 70 degrees here with almost perfectly clear skies.  I feel for you bro.
Title: Re: Just When You Thought It Was Over.
Post by: Morgbug on May 7, 2003, 11:21 AM
Looking out ye olde window in the office...

about 65 and mostly sunny.  Gee, I guess all of Canada doesn't look like it does in an X-men movie ::)
Title: Snow!
Post by: Scott on November 3, 2003, 02:07 PM
The title may change to More Damn Snow! in April but there is always something magical to me about the year's first coating of the white stuff.  The world looks so different...

We are set to get 3-4 inches today..good thing I don't have very far to commute!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Brian on November 3, 2003, 02:11 PM
I know what you mean OCB, I always kind of look forward to the first snow of the year as well...although we haven't quite gotten it in my area yet.  We had some ice overnight though, some tree branches are down around town, but no major problems that I know of.  We have a chance of our first snow today or tonight though :).
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on November 3, 2003, 02:12 PM
It's raining here now, and if teh air gets a little bit colder, we're going to get the white ****. I hate it.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jim on November 3, 2003, 02:55 PM
I hear ya Scott.  We picked up 2 inches here in Central Mass a few weeks ago.  It was fun for about 2 minutes.  What kills me is that everyone all of a sudden forgets how to drive.  
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Membraneman on November 3, 2003, 03:09 PM
Snow! all I can about it is...you can keep it.. :D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: jadesfire on November 3, 2003, 03:27 PM
Yes, we have snow here today also....why I continue to live here is a mystery. :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2003, 03:35 PM
Blech.  I came home to this.....crap.  

Left Cincy with a forecast high of 74 F.  It was -16 this morning when I left for work.  A lot of the snow we received when I was away has melted, but still, blech.  We apparently had quite the storm.  About six inches, lots of car accidents and five people died :-\

I'm sorry but after this many years of this crap, I'd move to Australia in a heartbeat.  Shipping toys would cost more though :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Nicklab on November 3, 2003, 06:19 PM
It was in the mid 70's and sunny today in NY.  Kinda different.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 3, 2003, 06:31 PM
These last 3 days in Boston have felt like late August/early September.  Are you guys sure it's November?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: dustrho on November 3, 2003, 07:59 PM
It was in the mid 50's here in Chicacgo with a cold rain.  I always look forward to the first snowfall here, but I'm always looking forward to the last snowfall as well.   :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jesse James on November 3, 2003, 08:09 PM
It was in the m id 70's here today in Pittsburgh.

Yes, you read that right...  Mid 70's on November 3rd in Pittsburgh.

I got one last day in the car with the top down.  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on November 3, 2003, 08:53 PM
It was 81 degress with clear skies today.We here in the South would love to take some of that snow since it happens maybe only 2 times a year,and a big snow(6+inches)only happens once in two decades down here!And I missed it last year as I was at the beach for school(we got snow as well,it was kinda odd...).I did get lucky enough to see real snow when I was in Washington this past Febuary during the Blizzard.Man was that sweet! ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Darth Broem on November 4, 2003, 01:03 PM
I am in Central Illinois.  We apparently missed the the cooler temps.  It was 70 yesterday and near 75 for the high today.  However, it's supposed to drop to 50 for the high tomorrow.  Then 40 for the high on Friday.  Brrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on November 4, 2003, 01:19 PM
I hate cold more than I hate snow...like I said the snow makes the world look a little bit cleaner and pristine.  The cold kicks you in the ass so hard.  It sucks...won't be long until we get those magical -40 windchill days

Back in my Freshman year of college they closed every school in Minnesota when wind chills hit -100 F, they would not let us run from the dorm to the cafeteria right down the sidewalk...it was crazy

We have also been pretty sparse on the snow here, snowmobile and ski resorts have been hit hard the last two winters.  So we are due for a lot of the white stuff.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on November 4, 2003, 02:08 PM
Pristine?  Bah, humbug.  

Over the next two days I get to drive about 700 miles for meetings.  Forecast for next two days:  SNOW, awful, cruddy snow.  Blech.  

It's only snowing a little right now but enough to make the highways nice and slippery.  

Dale and I get a special treat that not many others do.  Once the snow arrives, it pretty much stays until spring.  First snowfall for us this year was October 25th.  If it's a typical year, snow should be gone first or second week in April.  Pretty much 22 straight weeks with snow.  Pristine?  Sure, if it doesn't kill ya first :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: dustrho on November 4, 2003, 08:26 PM
It's rained here all day and right now we're having a pretty good storm with flash flood warnings.  I always love a good storm!   ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on November 5, 2003, 02:26 AM
Well, it was pretty much snowing ashes out here the last couple weeks.  Does that count?

It has dropped about 50 degrees since those terrible fire days.  It was a good 100 degrees that Wednesday, then we all woke up the next morning to a chilly 50 degrees.  Pretty impressive swing in just about 16 hours or so.  Been very cold ever since, and we had a good amount of rain over the weekend as well (which certainly was a contributing factor in finally getting all the fires completely extenguished)...   8)

Brrr...   :-\  (yeah, I know - us SoCal'ers are sissies for thinking that 50 degrees is freezing cold... ::))
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Darth Broem on November 5, 2003, 10:46 AM
It's the same.  I know people that live in Arizona where it's about 120 degrees for awhile.  Then a month or 2 later it's 70 degrees for the high and in the 50s at night.  I know one friend that puts their heater on when it's in the 50's there.  That sounds funny to me since I'm in Illinois where it may once in a rare while go a bit over 100.  If you think about that's a drastic temp change if you are used to near 120 and then it's in the 50's at night.  
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on November 5, 2003, 01:59 PM
Snow! Blah! I think some of you know how much I hate it! It's nice for Christmas but thats about it.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JoshEEE on November 5, 2003, 02:49 PM
Here in Seattle we've been waking up to temperatures below freezing in the morning, but none of our characteristic rain to turn into snow for us!

Darnit. I know you are all sick of your snow, but I want some!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on November 5, 2003, 10:53 PM


Brrr...   :-\  (yeah, I know - us SoCal'ers are sissies for thinking that 50 degrees is freezing cold... ::))

Heh, you brought a smile to my face, Matt.  

I was down in San Diego back in 2001.  Got in around noon on a day in early December.  Left home it was maybe -10F, got to SD it was around 60 or 65 F.  Get to the hotel, check in, head out toy hunting.  

I'm walking through the outdoor Mall just south of the STadium and people are looking at me like I'm a loon while I'm looking at them like they're nuts.  I'm wearing shorts and a t-shirt, they're wearing leather jackets, touques and gloves.   Guess it's all what you get used to.  

The other thing I noticed was a complete lack of gravity :o
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Diddly on November 5, 2003, 11:34 PM
Mid 80's down here in Texas, but it's expected to get around 60 by Friday.

Send some snow our way! :)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on December 10, 2003, 11:29 AM
Got almost 12" yesterday and today.  I had to shovel twice...lots of fun :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 10, 2003, 11:38 AM
Less than an inch up here but it is ******* cold.  -22 C with a wind chill making it feel like -39 C  (For our American friends, the celsius scale is wacked until you hit -40 when it doesn't matter whether it is Farenheit or Celsius).  

Brrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 10, 2003, 11:49 AM
A little to cold for ya Brent!  ;D  Right now it' -17°C & going up to a balmy -9°C. May have to light the BBQ up!  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 10, 2003, 12:42 PM
Yep, too cold for me.  I actually broke out the ski jacket and put away the leather jacket this morning.  Shed a tear when I did that.  

-9 is fine for the BBQ.  The contrast of heat and cold when it's like it is around here right now makes me worry the Q will shatter  :o

Guess I better go buy some toys to warm me up :)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on December 10, 2003, 01:10 PM
It's cold and blowing here. It's not -9, but it's still cold enough for me.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Mikey D on December 10, 2003, 02:49 PM
2 feet plus from last Friday to Sunday.  Needless to say, I laid on my ass all weekend.  

Now the problem is, we have nowhere to put this ****.  Boston used to dump all their snow into the harbor, but they can't do that anymore.  Now everything's piled up into big snowbanks - 8 feet high in some cases.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jim on December 10, 2003, 03:26 PM
2 feet plus from last Friday to Sunday.  Needless to say, I laid on my ass all weekend.  

Now the problem is, we have nowhere to put this ****.  Boston used to dump all their snow into the harbor, but they can't do that anymore.  Now everything's piled up into big snowbanks - 8 feet high in some cases.

Its nice to know that you folks closer to Boston finally got a dose of what I deal with every year. Fortuneately we only got about 15" out of this one, but it is still early.  Enjoy ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 15, 2004, 02:17 PM
Update...1" on the ground, low 20's for highs (oF of course Canuckians), single digits for lows...we were really cold last week, but not as gold as New England the last few weeks
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 15, 2004, 02:27 PM
Ha, its 7°C here. Sweet! According to the Winterpeg forecast, Brent should be in the woods of -12°C with some snow & this weather I'm getting does not look like its moving his way!  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Mikey D on January 15, 2004, 03:07 PM
but not as gold as New England the last few weeks

Not even close to gold  :-* here.  F***ing freezing is more like it.  Single digits (F) for a high with wind chills off about -20.  Your car doesn't want to start in the morning, your snot and boogers freeze up instantly (check out pics of Jeff Fisher from last weeks Pats-Titans game to get a glimpse of what its like).  I can deal with cold weather but this is ridiculous.  It's supposed to warm up by Saturday with highs in the low 30s.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 15, 2004, 04:02 PM
-12 C would be nice.  I would stop wearing a jacket it would be so warm :P  We'll realistically hit around -15 in spite of what they indicate.  Snowing.  Snowed yesterday (about 3 inches).  Snowed three days ago, about 4 inches.  Snow in the forecast for tomorrow, about 3 more inches.  Supposed to be bloody warm though, around -5C (mid 20s F).  Cold again for the weekend though.  Great weather.

I'll have to snag a pic of my driveway to show you guys the snow.  Compared to the dumps you New Englanders get, it's probably nothing but this sh1t isn't going away for another 2-3 months.  It just doesn't melt here.  
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on January 15, 2004, 04:18 PM
Silly rabbits. Right now here its 3 below, with a weather advisory for extreme cold and dangerous wind chill. Gusts make it feel like its -35 to -40.

Yeah coldness.


Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 15, 2004, 04:24 PM
We had like 26" in November and December if I remember the news the other night, since mid December though most of it has melted and it hasn't snowed at all...sounds like it is staying north
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 15, 2004, 05:07 PM
I used to go down to Minneapolis quite a bit for T'wolves games and I don't think I was ever there when there was snow on the ground.  At least not large amounts.  It is pretty wild though, somewhere along I-94 you hit the point where it doesn't go away.  I think they call that Fargo :P

We get snow and it sits.  And sits.  And sits.  The record for continuous snow on the ground is from some time in October until May.  Right around 200 straight days.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Nicklab on January 15, 2004, 06:04 PM
Brrrrrrrr!  It's cold!  It's about 11 degrees F here, and we got around 6-8 inches of snow overnight.  It's supposed to go down to -25 with the wind chill tonight.  This stinks and I don't like it!  Why don't I move to California?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: jokabofe on January 15, 2004, 06:27 PM
Why don't I move to California?

being in jersey myself, i said the same thing this morning, as i was walking in the 8 inches of snow. but then i thought about it, and said to myself, it's better to have to deal with the possibility of snow for like 5 months out of the year than to deal with the possibility of an earthquake 12 months out of the year, no?  earthquakes are bad... i'm sure i'd get real tired of setting up all my figures every time another one hit ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on January 15, 2004, 06:51 PM
being in jersey myself, i said the same thing this morning, as i was walking in the 8 inches of snow. but then i thought about it, and said to myself, it's better to have to deal with the possibility of snow for like 5 months out of the year than to deal with the possibility of an earthquake 12 months out of the year, no?  earthquakes are bad... i'm sure i'd get real tired of setting up all my figures every time another one hit ;D

LMAOROFL! I have no idea why I find that humorous, but I do. (http://adwoff.com/ubb/graemlins/teddypink.gif)


Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 15, 2004, 07:34 PM
I think I'm the only one is America(Canada and Mexico included)that wants it to get cold.I want some friken snow!!!!We're 0-2 in school closings this year,it wouldn't be right if me and my friends didn't kill each other with snowballs,or get to gloat over how correct I was about the severity of the winter weather(that part right there has made my credibility go down 10%  :-[)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Becky on January 15, 2004, 11:03 PM
We got well over 8 inches of snow last night, driving home from work was an absolute nightmare.  Today, it's just extremely COLD!!  
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on January 16, 2004, 10:12 AM
School was canceled for me today, due to the extreme cold.

Hell yeah 4 day weekend.


Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 16, 2004, 12:08 PM
Damn.  Kids are wusses today ;)

What, a whopping -40 windchill?  Big whoop, we hit -46 a week or two ago and no cancellations at all but for the outdoor hockey games.  Still people out skating.  

Why I remember walking to school in -80 K with howling winds, 8 foot snowdrifts and uphill.  Both ways. :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on January 16, 2004, 12:33 PM
Why I remember walking to school in -80 K with howling winds, 8 foot snowdrifts and uphill.  Both ways. :-*

Ok, Grandpa Morgbug. ;)


Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Nicklab on January 16, 2004, 12:39 PM
Wow, it feels almost tropical out today.  A whopping 15 degrees F.   ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on January 16, 2004, 03:16 PM
Why I remember walking to school in -80 K with howling winds, 8 foot snowdrifts and uphill.  Both ways. :-*

-80 K ???

Dang THAT's cold.  You're made up of some pretty resilient molecules Morgbug...  I usually stop moving all together at 0 Kelvin.

Jeff
 ;) :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Nicklab on January 16, 2004, 06:35 PM
Now Morgbug, you gotta remind people....why do people actually  live in a place as cold as Winnipeg?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 16, 2004, 11:38 PM
Mostly cuz I grew up here.  

I'm used to it.

It's a decent sized city, but not too large.  Housing is affordable.  I have a 1900 sq ft house on a 60x120 lot that cost us just over $130K.  With a pool.
It's safe (though we do have the highest per capita murder rate in Canada around a whopping 2.0) in spite of what the media tell you.  We supposedly have a gang problem.  We do, but they are so bush league in comparison to anything in the US or larger Canadian cities that virtually all of their crimes are noticed, reported and acted upon by the police.  Things that happen in Vancouver or New York would be scandalous here.  Things that happen in Winnipeg that are screaming front page headlines here would be hard pressed to make even a three line mention in either of those two cities.  

Winter, in spite of all my whining, is what you make of it.  I grew up playing hockey outdoors, whether on ice or the street (Car!  Game On!).  Tobogganing, skating in general, cross country skiing are all a hoot and even better now that my kid is old enough to enjoy them.  

Spring and fall here tend to be great.  Windy, sometimes cool but still highly tolerable and a definite switch in the seasons versus a place like Phoenix where your major clue is that the vegetation goes dormant.  Summers are unreal and as hot as the winters are cold.  I have a pool in my backyard and we get four months of pure enjoyment out of it.  

Winnipeg is the largest center with the widest maximum temperature range in the world.  In terms of Farenheit, we range from -40 to just under +100 in a year.  It makes you appreciate what you have in each season.  

What I loathe is my commute.  The official snow policy is that if you miss a day of work because of snow, it's a vacation day.  Period.  No problem there except they relocated us an hour away for nothing more than political reasons.  When you travel a two lane (one each way, not divided) to get to work in -30 weather when the road is icy, it's snowing, morons are passing you at 80 mph and it's dark for both directions of your commute for 3 months (sun up at 8:30, down at 4:30) it's no fun.  Worse, the good folks that live in the town we relocated to don't have to leave to go to Winnipeg to work because the driving conditions are too hazardous.  Tends to fire up my old bitter gene just a touch when my life (and those others that live in Winnipeg) is declared expendable versus the good folks that played the political card and moved to town.  Or got hired there with skills that wouldn't have gotten them an interview an hour away.  

Oops, bitter ranting.  Sorry.  

It's a good, clean, safe town full of amenities and cool things to do.  Great place to raise your kids.  Seasons are fun and noticeable.  

If only we could get better toy distribution ;) And our hockey team back :'(

Does that help?

Jeff, glad someone caught the 'K' ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 21, 2004, 04:34 AM
Well looks like our little warm spell is gone.  :'(  Right now its -15°C & snowing. 1/2" so far. Time to crank the furnace in the old Igloo!  :-\

4000
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 22, 2004, 02:46 PM
-10 F here this morning with 40-50 below windchills...it was brutal (and eat that New England ::))
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 22, 2004, 02:54 PM
-2°C  Freezing rain again!  >:(  
Followed by a chance of flurries turning into snow followed by freezing rain!  Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg!   :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on January 22, 2004, 04:40 PM
-2°C  Freezing rain again!  >:(  
Followed by a chance of flurries turning into snow followed by freezing rain!  Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg!   :'(


Hoth Diorama anyone? ;)


Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 22, 2004, 10:46 PM
-2°C  Freezing rain again!  >:(  
Followed by a chance of flurries turning into snow followed by freezing rain!  Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg!   :'(


Wuss ::) :-*

Cold and snow (http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/can/pages/CAMB0244.htm)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 22, 2004, 10:58 PM
I feel bad but Brent's right...Wuss

Not as cold (http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/usa/pages/USMN0503.htm)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 22, 2004, 11:34 PM
I feel bad but Brent's right...Wuss

Not as cold (http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/usa/pages/USMN0503.htm)

Let's just immortalize those words, shall we?

Jim was telling me about your weather.  Not much difference right now.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on January 23, 2004, 01:53 PM

Not as cold (http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/usa/pages/USMN0503.htm)

Dang.

We went from -15o F overnight temps with -9o F daytime temps during this week to 10deg F and SNOW this weekend.  

Now, they are predicting snow all weekend, then next week we're heading back down to -15o F daytime high temps next week!

To all those NHL fans from out of state coming to town for the All-Star Game... Welcome to Minnesota!  This is the weather hockey was meant to be played in.  All you Phoenix posers can go back to your new ice rink in the desert.

At least with the cold weather the St. Paul Ice Palace won't melt any time soon!

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/special_packages/winter_carnival/web_cam/

Jeff
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Rob on January 23, 2004, 04:27 PM
When I saw this thread, I was hoping it would be about the one and only 'informer.'

(http://home.zonnet.nl/bor_buuck/Liebrand/Images/snow.jpeg)

But since it isn't... here in Dallas we've had a few days where it's gotten down into the teens - but no snow yet.

Having grown up in florida and having just moved here - I'm hoping for some snow soon.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 24, 2004, 03:14 PM
I have to inform you, more bloody snow!  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on January 24, 2004, 03:46 PM
I have to report, more snow on the way! :)


Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 24, 2004, 06:55 PM
Thank you Canada,Canadian Cold front intersecting with gulf rains,winter storm tonight and tomorrow.However,today was just as lovely as could be, 62 degrees and clear.

Next week we could have a replay of Superbowl '99,because we might get a two day snow storm.Wish us luck!

WONDERFUL!!!!WE GOT AN UPGRADE TO A WARNING! here's our forecast and the warning as of now!

Winter storm warning from midnight tonight until midnight Sunday.
Tonight. Becoming mostly cloudy. Mixed rain. Snow or sleet likely after midnight. Some freezing rain possible late. A light ice accumulation likely. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Becoming east 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Sunday. Freezing rain. Mixed with sleet in the morning. Damaging ice accumulation possible. Highs in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday night. Cloudy with a chance of freezing rain and rain in the evening. Then a chance of freezing drizzle after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
327 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2004

...WIDESPREAD WINTRY WEATHER ON THE WAY...

.A SOUTHERLY FLOW OF AIR WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING ALLOWING TRANSPORT
OF GULF MOISTURE INTO THE WESTERN CAROLINAS. AS COLD HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN FROM THE NORTH...A WIDE VARIETY OF WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS WILL BE THE RESULT THROUGH SUNDAY.

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY.

NCZ048-053-065>072-082-SCZ003-006>009-012>014-250330-
BUNCOMBE NC-CABARRUS NC-CHEROKEE SC-CHESTER SC-CLEVELAND NC-
GASTON NC-GREATER GREENVILLE SC-GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS SC-HENDERSON NC-
LAURENS SC-LINCOLN NC-MADISON NC-MECKLENBURG NC-POLK NC-
RUTHERFORD NC-SPARTANBURG SC-UNION SC-UNION NC-YORK SC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASHEVILLE...CHARLOTTE...CHESTER...
COLUMBUS...CONCORD...GAFFNEY...GASTONIA...GREENVILLE...
HENDERSONVILLE...LAURENS...LINCOLNTON...MARSHALL...MONROE...
ROCK HILL...RUTHERFORDTON...SHELBY...SPARTANBURG...UNION AND YORK
327 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2004

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING.

MIXED AREAS OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL BE DEVELOPING
DURING THE LATE NIGHT HOURS AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY.
AS THE DAY WEARS ON SUNDAY...FROZEN PRECIPITATION WILL EVENTUALLY
CHANGE TO AREAS OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN. AN ACCUMULATION OF SNOW
AND/OR SLEET IS PROBABLE WITH DAMAGING ICE ACCUMULATION LIKELY AS
WELL.

THE WEIGHT OF THE ICE MAY BE ENOUGH TO FELL TREES AND KNOCK DOWN
POWER LINES. PEOPLE IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR A LOSS
OF POWER.

Thanks,I was wondering how long it would take to have school cancelled,and I think this one might do it. :)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 24, 2004, 07:46 PM
Thank you Canada,Canadian Cold front intersecting with gulf rains,winter storm tonight and tomorrow.
Thanks,I was wondering how long it would take to have school cancelled,and I think this one might do it. :)

Your Welcome!  :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 24, 2004, 09:57 PM
OK, that was not fun. Power was down for just over an hour. -19°C & snow.  >:(  

Trying to find the flashlight & some candles to start off with was not great.  Having a lighter in my pocket helped.

Good thing for a fireplace!  ;)  Fire goooooooood!  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 24, 2004, 09:59 PM
We're about to get socked with 4-9" tonight through Monday :o
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Nicklab on January 24, 2004, 10:45 PM
Well, we're supposed to get another 1 - 3" of snow in the next couple of days, and right now it's a brisk 10 degress fahrenheit.  Nice, huh?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 25, 2004, 12:57 AM
48 and droping fast.And to think it actualy got up to 66 today. ::)

Rain coming in from southwest in Taccoa Georiga,Sleet and snow starting around 3 or 4 I think.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 25, 2004, 01:47 AM
Well, we're supposed to get another 1 - 3" of snow in the next couple of days, and right now it's a brisk 10 degress fahrenheit.  Nice, huh?

Positively balmy, if you ask me.  We're stuck in a rather nasty cold spell with wind chills regularly in the range of -30 to -40 or about 10 minutes to frostbite.  Not helpful when you have a three year old that wants to go skating.  

BTW, for anyone trying to figure out what Dale and I are saying, this might help:

(http://sanangelo.tamu.edu/bookmark/temp_sca.gif)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 25, 2004, 08:19 AM
The main event is set to begin in a few hours...this one could actually take out the power in the city for a change,or so my soothsayers say.1 inch glaze of ice possible,I'm betting on at least 6 crashes since no one can drive down here.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 25, 2004, 10:39 PM
School has been cancelled.The circle is now complete.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Fettish Sez Thanks on January 25, 2004, 11:51 PM
Same here in Charlotte. In fact, it's been deemed a "state of emergency".

It makes me sick. There is maybe an inch of snow out, and some of the roads are slick, but they act as if we just suffered a natural disaster?

Well, it sure as hell isn't stopping me from getting to Best Buy tomorrow.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 25, 2004, 11:57 PM
I was going to ask you Cory about that, they always show footage of Southern "Snowstorms" here and the news people always have a good chuckle.  It can't be much different than driving up here is (with the lack of salt and sand trucks being the main difference)

Parts north of here got over 17" today, still hasn't hit here, could get 6", I'll guess more like 3".  It seems like the last 10 years of my life, the local media has overblown every single snow event in order to get ratings and viewers, a tease 3 days before with fancy graphics showing the potential amounts, suddenly the expected amount keep dipping and then all of a sudden "Huh, it just tracked north of here"  Anyone who watched "Curb Your Enthusiasm" tonight will agree..."I see through you Weatherman!"
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 26, 2004, 12:37 AM
Weathermen/climate experts are a self sustaining industry.  Weather is always the _______ of the century.  Climate is always changing (well, duh) and ever notice how flooding is worse, but only in terms of dollar values?  Ever heard of inflation?  Or perhaps previous generations weren't stupid enough to build mansions on flood plains?  Nah, too simple.  

Anyway Scott, it does seem to be tracking north.  We were initially looking at only and inch or two of snow.  We've already had three, we're looking at six more tomorrow and a couple on Tuesday.  Add to that the forecast highs are only around -17 C (0 F) and it's cold and snowy.  Wind chills are cranking it to around the -30 or so range again.  

Took the kid skating today.  All of two-ten minute rounds before we dragged her inside.  She didn't want to go, just too damn cold.  

Two months to go.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 26, 2004, 07:03 AM


A secondary storm has developed,and will effect us through tonight.The roads are already pure ice and by mid afternoon,Duke power says we could all loose power again.Another inch of ice.

School should be closed tommorow,and call me crazy,but,I like when the powers off.Its kinda cool.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 26, 2004, 08:37 AM
 :o  Temp.: -31°C. WindChill: -45°C. Extreme wind chill.   :o  
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 26, 2004, 09:39 AM
25 with a windchill of 15.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 26, 2004, 09:40 AM
We were supposed to wake up to 4-5" this morning, I woke up and looked outside, 1/2" at most, I laughed and shook my fist in the air "Weatherman!!!"
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Mikey D on January 26, 2004, 10:55 AM
We were supposed to wake up to 4-5" this morning, I woke up and looked outside, 1/2" at most, I laughed and shook my fist in the air "Weatherman!!!"

Yeah, must weathermen couldn't tell you if it snowed yesterday, let alone what's going to happen in the future.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 26, 2004, 10:59 AM
One of the bits on the show was that the local Weatherman was predicting rain everytime he was out playing golf the next day, people would cancel their tee times so the course was wide open for the Weatherman, Larry went out and found him golfing and laid into him..."There's a **** pressure system coming right out of your mouth Weatherman!!!"
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 26, 2004, 12:28 PM
>:(~I want to be a meterologist~ >:(

Respect,yo. ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Brian on January 26, 2004, 12:37 PM
Well, we got our biggest snow of the winter so far last evening/overnight/today.  I think we have around 6-8", and its blowin like a mofo today.  Luckily, we don't have to leave town for anything really...so it doesn't affect us too much....plus, for some reason I kind of enjoy a good snowstorm once in awhile, as long as no one is hurt or anything.  I don't know if it was because we were little back then, but it just doesn't seem like we get the snowstorms like we did when I was a kid (at least here in Nebraska).  This is the most we have gotten this year, seems like it came down in feet when I was a kid (ok, maybe exaggerating a little). :)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on January 26, 2004, 12:48 PM
If the weather warms up here, were supposed to get a spanking of a storm lasting 2 days.

If not were supposed to get 2 days of bad weather.


Who predicts this stuff?


Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 26, 2004, 01:18 PM
Damm, thats mighty cold! (http://adwoff.com/ubb/graemlins/bundledup.gif)
I just came in from plugging my truck & Sherry's car in. She has not had her car on the road for a few days & her doors were frozen. Finally got the door open after 5 mins.
Bloodly hands are cold & the wind goes right through you!

Update:
Temp.: -33°C. WindChill: -45°C. Tonight: Low -36°C.  :-\  
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Becky on January 26, 2004, 01:32 PM
Snow!  Gotta love it!?! :-\  We are suppose to get up to 10 more inches of snow tonight and tomorrw.  At least, I don't have to work tomorrow.  I can hibernate for the day.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 26, 2004, 01:58 PM

Who predicts this stuff?


The National Weather Service...

http://www.nws.noaa.gov



UPDATE:Freezing rain tonight and tommorow morning...School has been cancelled!oH YEAH!Word is that since its only going up to 38 tommorow then droping down to 22,school will be cancelled Wednesday.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Mainland05 on January 27, 2004, 12:05 AM
i wanna go to the snow, we dont have any snow here, it is all city, and have to drive about 1 hour to 2 hours to get any kind of snow it sucks!!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jesse James on January 27, 2004, 01:04 AM
Pittsburgh's own, Beaver Falls (Anyone remember Mr. Belvedere?) had some of the worst weather in the nation, as judged by the National Weather Service or some such I guess...  Was on the news tonight.

We got pounded iwth Snow Sunday night...  I was at a wrastlin' PPV at Hooters, and had a wonderful slip-slidin' ride home with my buddy in his big Suburban.  Monday rolled around, and I stayed home from class since I commute about an hour...  Roads were horrible.

Tomorrow into Wednesday we're expecting 3-6" of more snow and at some point more freezing rain/drizzle on top of it all.  Hopefully in time to ruin Thursday's classload.    

 :-* my (_Y_) School
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 27, 2004, 08:40 AM
In the deep freeze that Brent has.  :-\

Temp.: -35°C.  WindChill: -47°C. Going to -39°C tonight!  :o  
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 27, 2004, 09:31 AM
Well it's over.Going up to 39 today and the suns coming out.But then its going down to 22 tonight to maybe a two hour delay on wednesday? :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: P'dubs on January 27, 2004, 10:05 AM
Got a light dusting last night.


In my day it wasn't so cold. We could feel our toes all day long if we wanted to.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on January 27, 2004, 02:13 PM
I've had to dig my ride out twice in as many days.
Ick.

Anyway, I thought y'all might find this quite entertaining.

http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~jobrien/snowtowcar.wmv (http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~jobrien/snowtowcar.wmv)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Reconsgt on January 27, 2004, 02:24 PM
We had enough snow again and this time it cost me.   We have a so called budget crisis so our great highway dept is not plowing after 1 AM anymore. Well I hit a bad spot and threw the car into the ditch. Below Zero and stuck. I was not hurt but my little wagon suffered a broken window and a nice dent up the side where I nailed a fence post. I was even taking it easy.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 27, 2004, 02:38 PM
What's snow?   ???


Is that kinda like beach sand, but white?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: P'dubs on January 27, 2004, 03:41 PM
And cold...........very cold too.  :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Chris on January 27, 2004, 04:07 PM
What's snow?   ???


Is that kinda like beach sand, but white?

Screw. You.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 27, 2004, 04:30 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jesse James on January 27, 2004, 05:28 PM
See, I'm kinda digging the bad weather.  

People staying home, roads a mess, etc...  It's interesting.

No toy runs though, and that's what I need to be doing right now because I'm behind some.

I just hope school's not horrific on Thursday morning because I have a quiz I have to be there for, and my commute's not a simple one.  Bad weather makes it impossible at times.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: P'dubs on January 27, 2004, 05:33 PM
I only like bad weather when I'm stuck in my house with somemone who amuses me.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 27, 2004, 06:16 PM
**** YEAH!!!!!SCHOOL IS OUT TOMMOROW!

However,it will be my last day since its going up to 45.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: jadesfire on January 27, 2004, 07:35 PM
What's snow?   ???


Is that kinda like beach sand, but white?

I'll send you some Matt, along with the extra cake....make sure to keep checking your mailbox.

Oh and don't worry about that ticking sound, it's just the snow melting  :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on January 27, 2004, 08:28 PM
I'll send you some Matt, along with the extra cake....make sure to keep checking your mailbox.

Oh and don't worry about that ticking sound, it's just the snow melting  :-*

For some reason, Jade, I find that funnyer than it is!  :D

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2004, 11:02 AM
Good news is, its warmed up a tad. Temp.: -29°C. WindChill: -39°C.

Bad news is, periods of snow, wind becoming east 20 km/h, extreme wind chill minus 46°C.  

Rest of the week, slightly getting warmer with more bloody snow!  :-\  

How much snow should I send ya Matt!  :P

Screw. You.

Best line ever!  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 01:32 PM
Boy, what's with all the hostility folks?   ???

I think I'm gonna throw on some shorts, and go lay outside and work on my tan.   8)

Enjoy that "snow" stuff y'all keep talkin' about...   :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2004, 01:50 PM
Don't forget to wear your sweater Matt!  ;D    :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 01:54 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/personal/Picture069.jpg)

You deserve this and more...high of -1 oF here today, we got around 4" total out of the storm of the century a few days ago, parts up near Duluth got socked with 24" plus...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 01:59 PM
Don't forget to wear your sweater Matt!  ;D    :-*

I should just send my sweater(s), shirts, coats, etc. to some of you guys.  It's so warm out here, I really have no need for them.

Shorts, flip-flops, and a baseball hat are all I really need... (along with some shades and sun tan lotion)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 02:00 PM
OK, now you deserve to be mocked with a new avatar
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2004, 02:02 PM
OK, now you deserve to be mocked with a new avatar

That sir, can be arranged!  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 02:05 PM
OK, now you deserve to be mocked with a new avatar

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/sweater.jpg)

You're mean.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 02:07 PM
Ban me
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2004, 02:16 PM
OK, now you deserve to be mocked with a new avatar

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/sweater.jpg)

You're mean.

No he's not!  :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 02:18 PM
Ooh, even better, anyone else want one?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2004, 02:21 PM
Yes, if anyone else wants one, we have avatar, wallet, 8x10 glossy, poster & dart board size!  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 02:24 PM
Here Matt, this is an actual simulation of your sweater in a Blizzard!

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/snowsweater.jpg)

Geez Scott...  Did you have to put the snow over the Hooters waitress too?!   ::)

You two are asking for trouble, I hope you realize...   >:(   :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 02:31 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/mattbusters.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2004, 02:38 PM
This ones free!  ;)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Hooterific.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 02:40 PM
Oops!  I was trying to quote your post there Scott, and apparently I hit "Modify" instead...  My bad!   :P

Please fix it, but without the snow on the Hooters waitress this time, you dumbhead!   ::)

And you and Dale are asking for trouble, I tell ya'!!!   >:(   :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2004, 02:42 PM
Oops!  I was trying to quote your post there Scott, and apparently I hit "Modify" instead...  My bad!   :P

Maybe your sweater got in the way!  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 02:45 PM
This ones free!  ;)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Hooterific.jpg)
Can I get that with a Ghostbusters symbol over his face?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 02:49 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/snowsweater2.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 03:08 PM
OK, now you deserve to be mocked with a new avatar

Oh yeah?  Well, two can play that game!   :-*

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-04/Dork.jpg)

(and Dale, you're next!)

P.S.  Thanks for cleaning up your blizzard there...   ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 03:10 PM
Son of a!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2004, 03:11 PM
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/ghostbustersMatt.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 03:11 PM
Son of a!

 ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 03:13 PM
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/ghostbustersMatt.jpg)
Good, too bad his head can't be brighter
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 03:14 PM
Don't kid yourself.  I'm very bright...   8)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2004, 03:26 PM
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/ghostbustersMatt1.jpg)

This is a tuff nut to crack!  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 03:31 PM
(and Dale, you're next!)

 ;D

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-04/Dork2.jpg)

(and don't call me a nut.  It's just a mild case of OCD is all...)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 03:33 PM
Uh oh ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2004, 03:36 PM
 ;D  Way too much fun!   ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 03:36 PM
BTW, Dale - this would work a lot better with the "Snow" theme here if you could just take a picture of yourself with a goofy-ass winter hat on like Scott...  Would you mind?  Thanks.   :-*

Like this:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-04/Dork.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 03:40 PM
You need to animate that avatar...psst Dale, maybe a Matt's greatest hits is order :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2004, 03:42 PM
I've had my fun for the day. Enjoy!  :-*   ;D

That will be tomorrow Scott!  ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 03:48 PM
Friends to the end... (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-04/Dork.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-04/GNT.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-04/Dork2.jpg)

Do they get much snow in Australia?

And Dale, on behalf of Bob, you're mean too!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2004, 03:50 PM
And Dale, on behalf of Bob, you're mean too!

Heres here to keep an eye or two on you guys!  ;)  
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 03:56 PM
BTW, Dale - this would work a lot better with the "Snow" theme here if you could just take a picture of yourself with a goofy-ass winter hat on like Scott...  Would you mind?  Thanks.   :-*

Like this:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-04/Dork.jpg)

I noticed your post and I can say it's not me (although they (meaning you) think it is) but unlikely they'll listen. By them (meaning you) claiming it is me without any hard evidence i'll be seeing them (meaning you) in court.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 05:07 PM
I noticed your post and I can say it's not me (although they (meaning you) think it is) but unlikely they'll listen. By them (meaning you) claiming it is me without any hard evidence i'll be seeing them (meaning you) in court.

You have my sincerest apologies Scott.  I had no idea that was actually just a picture of your cousin Scot.   :-[  Really weird that you both have the same nickname though - "Master Snow Dork".

I'm sure you can figure out whereabouts on the net I found this picture, and make all of the necessary edits accordingly...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on January 28, 2004, 05:15 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/snowsweater2.jpg)


I get it. Because shes so hot...that the snow...melts before it touches her gorgeous body?


Kevin


I got 6" guys!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 05:24 PM
I get it. Because shes so hot...that the snow...melts before it touches her gorgeous body?

Kevin

I got 6" guys!

Um...  You're talking about the snow, right Kev?   :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: jadesfire on January 28, 2004, 06:01 PM
Oops!  I was trying to quote your post there Scott, and apparently I hit "Modify" instead...  My bad!   :P

Maybe your sweater got in the way!  ;D

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/smilies/frech/12.gif)

Looks like I missed some fun today....can't wait for Matt's greatest hits  :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 06:23 PM
Please don't encourage them Beth...   ::)

Lest you become someone's avatar as well!   :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 08:02 PM
Oh, I see how it is...  You're gonna put it up over there too, huh?  Well OK then Snow Dork!   :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2004, 09:24 PM
I've contacted my lawyers...

Scot(t)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on January 28, 2004, 10:00 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-04/GNT.jpg)

This is the first time I seen the infamous cousin of Gregg, Greg.  

I hope all of you people in the snow well in the next few days as my fellow SoCalers and I enjoy are nice weather for the rest of the week.   ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 28, 2004, 10:37 PM
Dammit,I was without internet for 1 day and I miss the best thread of the year?

Anyway,2 hour delay,why not just go for the whole week I say.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 29, 2004, 10:17 AM
Not much changed today!  ;D    ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: FX-7 on January 29, 2004, 12:06 PM
Man is it cold here in South Dakota!

http://www.keloland.com/Weather/Index.cfm

-7 for a high! brrr
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 29, 2004, 01:21 PM
Not much changed today!  ;D    ;)

Dude, you are so busted now!!!  Just noticed that...  You think you're funny?  Do ya'?  Punk!

Man, when you least expect it, expect it!  I think I'll put a dead mouse or something in your next package Dale!   :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 29, 2004, 01:25 PM
 ;D   :P   :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on January 29, 2004, 03:40 PM
I get it. Because shes so hot...that the snow...melts before it touches her gorgeous body?

Kevin

I got 6" guys!

Um...  You're talking about the snow, right Kev?   :P


*shifty eyes*

Uh, Yeah, thats what I was talking about....The snow...thats it...yeah.

Kevin ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 29, 2004, 11:28 PM
Man is it cold here in South Dakota!

http://www.keloland.com/Weather/Index.cfm

-7 for a high! brrr

Hmm, seems I missed all the fun too :-\

But quasi back on topic, I was out west (2 hours) for a couple of days for meetings.  I awoke Wednesday morning to a temperature, with wind chill of -56 C  I kid you not, this has to be the coldest temperature I have ever experienced.  

For our fine American friends, that is a whopping -64F :o
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 29, 2004, 11:39 PM

I think I said earlier in this thread but it might have been making fun of New Yorkers during the time it went to below zero, but back in 1994 the wind chills were reported to be -80 to 90 F, they wouldn't let us leave our dorms to go to food service, hundreds of cars stalled because they weren't started for a few days, it was cold baby
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 29, 2004, 11:40 PM
Oh, and right now it is -19 F, supposed to go to -25 F at least tonight, should be fun tomorrow, today didn't get above 0 >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 29, 2004, 11:49 PM
Oh, and right now it is -19 F, supposed to go to -25 F at least tonight, should be fun tomorrow, today didn't get above 0 >:(

Best go get that cozy little hat of yours bud!   :-*

[size=10]Snow Dork.[/size]

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/ralphie.JPG)

Want me to send you my sweater too?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 29, 2004, 11:55 PM
To put over my Camry? No thanks I have a garage...perhaps a circus might need it though for one of the elephants
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 30, 2004, 12:00 AM
Ouch!  You're mean.   >:(   >:(   >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 30, 2004, 12:03 AM
Just calling them like I see them Baggy :o
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 30, 2004, 12:41 AM
It's a nice sweater.  Well.  For a poodle maybe.  A REALLY big poodle.   :-X :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 30, 2004, 08:37 AM
This weather is just not going to let up yet!  >:(

Temp.: -23°C. WindChill: -34°C.

Today .. Snow. Amount near 10 cm. Wind east 20 km/h becoming light this afternoon. High minus 21. Wind chill minus 34.

Tonight .. Snow ending this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Periods of snow beginning overnight. Amount 2 cm. Low minus 26.

Saturday .. Periods of snow ending late in the day then cloudy. Amount 2 to 5 cm. High minus 19.   :'(

Hope my Bulky Block heater works in the truck!  ;D
 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 30, 2004, 01:27 PM
Holy crap! This stuff just keeps coming down.  :o

How much snow did you order Matt & was that Regular or Air Mail?  ;D

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Snow%20Now.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 30, 2004, 02:03 PM
We hit a 5 year low here last night -23F (-30C) a bunch of outstate schools canceled today, it is damn cold out, 10 minutes tops and skin starts to freeze, I can't imagine people lasting more than an hour outside
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 30, 2004, 02:58 PM
Something just came into my Inbox from parts unknown...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-04/littlebirdy.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 30, 2004, 03:36 PM
Ice. Ice.  Baby

Hmmm, topical, yet entertaining.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on January 30, 2004, 04:27 PM
Ice. Ice.  Baby

Hmmm, topical, yet entertaining.

Sort of like my boxers.

Tropical...yet...entertaining.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 30, 2004, 05:09 PM
Tropical?You got crabs or something?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 30, 2004, 06:27 PM
Something just came into my Inbox from parts unknown...

Dear lord...   :P

Ya' know, when I get the new computer/printer/scanner all set up, you guys will be even more surprised at some of the pix I'll be showing you from way back in my earlier collegiate days.  That shot there is a lot closer then you could possibly imagine!   :-[

Anyone know who Steve Timmons is?

(http://www.pathguy.com/timmons6a.jpg)

Now just picture that, but bleached blonde, with a couple lines shaved into each side...   :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 30, 2004, 06:51 PM


Anyone know who Steve Timmons is?

No,but I think I should be fearful,right?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 30, 2004, 07:02 PM
No,but I think I should be fearful,right?

Be afraid.  Be very afraid...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 30, 2004, 07:19 PM
:o

That picture is disturbing.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 31, 2004, 06:03 PM
Sure, it just does not want to let up.  >:(

Temp.: -22°C. WindChill: -32°C.

Tonight .. Flurries. Low minus 23.
Sunday .. Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning. High minus 21.
Monday .. Sunny. Low minus 30. High minus 19.
Tuesday .. Sunny. Low minus 26. High minus 22.
Wednesday .. Sunny. Low minus 26. High minus 18.

I shoveled the sidewalk 8 times today!
   
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 31, 2004, 06:13 PM
Freezing rain Monday and Monday night.OH YEAH!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 31, 2004, 10:49 PM
Sure, it just does not want to let up.  >:(

Temp.: -22°C. WindChill: -32°C.

Tonight .. Flurries. Low minus 23.
Sunday .. Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning. High minus 21.
Monday .. Sunny. Low minus 30. High minus 19.
Tuesday .. Sunny. Low minus 26. High minus 22.
Wednesday .. Sunny. Low minus 26. High minus 18.

I shoveled the sidewalk 8 times today!
   

You're still warmer than us ya big baby.  We aren't supposed to crack the teens until next weekend.  Snow today, snow tomorrow.  Then back to sub-Arctic temps.   :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Nicklab on January 31, 2004, 11:28 PM
It feel positively tropical here, what with 22 degrees fahrenheit right now.  I even had my jacket open today since it was so warm.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on February 1, 2004, 12:12 AM
You're still warmer than us ya big baby.  We aren't supposed to crack the teens until next weekend.  Snow today, snow tomorrow.  Then back to sub-Arctic temps.   :-*

Temp.: -21°C. No Windchill.  

Winnipeg: Issued 6:03 PM CST Saturday 31 January 2004
Tonight .. Flurries ending this evening then cloudy. Low minus 25.
Sunday .. Sunny with cloudy periods. High minus 17.
Monday .. Sunny. Low minus 22. High minus 16.
Tuesday .. Sunny. Low minus 28. High minus 18.
Wednesday .. Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 22. High minus 12.

Yeah, looks pretty close to me.  :-\

With all the snow, maybe I can now add the extension to the Igloo!  :D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: P'dubs on February 1, 2004, 10:27 AM
Okay, this is rediculous. I like snow fall as much as the next guy, but when it falls and NEVER melts I start to loose my patience for mother nature.

I have a good 3 feet of snow/ice in my front yard and it hasn't snowed in about 3weeks.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on February 1, 2004, 11:51 AM
Okay, this is rediculous. I like snow fall as much as the next guy, but when it falls and NEVER melts I start to loose my patience for mother nature.

I have a good 3 feet of snow/ice in my front yard and it hasn't snowed in about 3weeks.

Jeez, you must be in Canada too :P

Tis positively balmy out there today, -18 currently and forecast is as you indicate.  Thursday is actually forecast to be -7 C or above 0 F.  Whoo-hoo.  

Of course, it is snowing right now. :-*

Great day to take the kid skating.  Cya.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on February 1, 2004, 01:39 PM
Okay, this is rediculous. I like snow fall as much as the next guy, but when it falls and NEVER melts I start to loose my patience for mother nature.

I have a good 3 feet of snow/ice in my front yard and it hasn't snowed in about 3weeks.

Dude, it just snowed Weds.


Not 3 weeks ago.

Nope Morgbug, its not Canada. Its Upstate NY.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on February 2, 2004, 01:03 PM
Getting better this week. Friday is going to +3°C.  8)

Shubenacadie Sam says spring's near...

Winter-weary Canadians can look forward to an early spring, according to Nova Scotia's best-known groundhog.

Shubenacadie Sam did not cast a shadow today upon emerging from his burrow, and legend has it that's a sign that spring is just around the corner.

Course theres only one Groundhog Day I know!  ;D

(http://www.spiritualityhealth.com/shimages/film/groundhogdaylrg.jpg)

Boom-chugga-lugga-lugga Boom!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on February 2, 2004, 03:39 PM
You know better than that Edmonchuk-boy.  We'll get at least 6 more weeks, if not 10.  Geography and all that.

Great movie ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: P'dubs on February 2, 2004, 06:15 PM
Okay, this is rediculous. I like snow fall as much as the next guy, but when it falls and NEVER melts I start to loose my patience for mother nature.

I have a good 3 feet of snow/ice in my front yard and it hasn't snowed in about 3weeks.

Dude, it just snowed Weds.


Not 3 weeks ago.

Nope Morgbug, its not Canada. Its Upstate NY.

Kevin
That was just a light dusting, that doesn't count.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on February 2, 2004, 07:34 PM
We are getting a winter storm today here in SoCal but it still in the 60's.  I wish that once in my life time it would snow here for real (not hail) and stick to the ground.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: P'dubs on February 3, 2004, 08:37 PM
Damn you mother nature!!!! You'll rue the day you crossed me!

Another blizzard..........how wonderful...... ::)

I hate my life.. :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on February 3, 2004, 09:12 PM
That sir is a threat.You know my policies about threating weather systems,trade embargo,pal!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on February 4, 2004, 11:40 AM
3/4 of a foot last night. :) Everything is so white...like a Klan rally... >:(

DAMN YOU SNOW GO AWAY!


Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on February 4, 2004, 11:47 AM
Much better here today & getting better as the weekend arrives!  8)

Temp.: -10°C.

Today .. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning then clearing. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this morning. High minus 9.
Tonight .. Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 21.
Thursday .. Sunny. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h late in the day. High minus 9.
Friday .. A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 15. High minus 6.
Saturday .. A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 10. High minus 3.
Sunday .. Sunny. Low minus 14. High minus 1.

Looks like Brent is still in a bit of a deep freeze but may snap out of it soon. Thats providing the Winterpeg forecast is right!   :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on February 4, 2004, 12:56 PM
Only time will tell.  I marginally trust the forecast for 2-3 days.  Day 4 & 5 are nothing but a guess based on the long term, historical average so they are meaningless.  

We're ok today, relatively speaking.  -18 C with the wind chill dragging it down to -30 C.  Sadly, that is bearable.  Windchills were in the -40 C range yesterday morning.  

No snow, but lots and lots of watermain breaks.  No shovelling makes me happy. :)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on February 4, 2004, 02:01 PM
It rained here a bit the past couple days.  Absolutely dreadful...

Nice and sunny again today though, so maybe a visit to the beach is in order...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on February 4, 2004, 03:18 PM
It's sunny here too.  

Prick.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on February 4, 2004, 03:40 PM
While I was lying in a hospital bed there was the storm of the year raging outside, we got 15" over 2 days and I didn't get to shovel a lick of it!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on February 4, 2004, 03:56 PM
More freezing rain and sleet tonight,OH YEAH!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on February 4, 2004, 04:25 PM
Prick.

I'll be sure to send you a couple pictures Brent!   :-*


Anyone know of any suntan lotion sales going on right now anywhere?  I've already used up all of my several bottles in the past month alone...   :-\

And don't forget everyone, my offer to send out a few of my extra sweaters still stands...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on February 4, 2004, 04:30 PM
No need for pics.  I imagine this is fairly representative :-X

(http://www.ananova.com/images/web/69980.jpg)

 :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on February 4, 2004, 04:32 PM
No need for pics.  I imagine this is fairly representative :-X

(http://www.ananova.com/images/web/69980.jpg)

 :-*

Mom?

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on February 4, 2004, 04:46 PM
No need for pics.  I imagine this is fairly representative :-X

Wrong thread B.  Here ya' go. (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=28;action=display;threadid=3611)   :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on February 4, 2004, 05:23 PM
Nope, right thread.  Right Matt.  No sweater :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on February 4, 2004, 05:33 PM
It rained here a bit the past couple days.  Absolutely dreadful...

Nice and sunny again today though, so maybe a visit to the beach is in order...

Matt don't forget you could go to the mountians and enjoy the snow for a little bit (temps in the 60's or so) and then go warm up a bit at the beach.   ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on February 4, 2004, 05:47 PM
Matt don't forget you could go to the mountains and enjoy the snow for a little bit (temps in the 60's or so) and then go warm up a bit at the beach.   ;D

Sssshhhh!!!!  Be quiet Tom!  These guys aren't supposed to know that there's any snow in SoCal!  It'll ruin our whole image...   ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on February 4, 2004, 05:48 PM
Ouch, I think Brent now owns your testicles!

He nailed you worse than Kobe Bryant alledgedly nailed that  :-X
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on February 4, 2004, 06:06 PM
Ouch, I think Brent now owns your testicles!

He nailed you worse than Kobe Bryant alledgedly nailed that  :-X

Prick.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on February 4, 2004, 06:09 PM
Ouch, I think Brent now owns your testicles!


From what I hear testicle would be more approprite.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on February 4, 2004, 06:38 PM
From what I hear testicle would be more approprite.

What is this, While You Were Sleeping...?  See what you guys are doing here - corrupting the minds and mouths of our younger members?!  Shame on you guys!

Whatever these clowns told you about the one-nut wonder Andy, it was NOT in reference to me.  I've actually got three of 'em!   8)  When you figure out who's missing one, just LMK and maybe I'll pass along my spare.   :-*

Sure is hot out here.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: P'dubs on February 4, 2004, 06:54 PM
Oh my gentle Jesus it got really warm out here today I looked at the temp when I got home and it was up to 37o .
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on February 4, 2004, 07:00 PM
Oh my gentle Jesus it got really warm out here today I looked at the temp when I got home and it was up to 37o .

About 37o out here too.  Celsius, that is...   8)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: jadesfire on February 4, 2004, 07:06 PM
It's 37 degrees here too....(below that is) :'(.

Sent you some snow Matt, check your e-mail  ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on February 4, 2004, 07:36 PM
LoL

It's about 43 right now.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: P'dubs on February 4, 2004, 07:41 PM
43? hope ya don't  pass out from heat exhaustion.  ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on February 4, 2004, 08:06 PM
Sarcasm?To me?Shocking! ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on February 4, 2004, 09:32 PM
Matt don't forget you could go to the mountains and enjoy the snow for a little bit (temps in the 60's or so) and then go warm up a bit at the beach.   ;D

Sssshhhh!!!!  Be quiet Tom!  These guys aren't supposed to know that there's any snow in SoCal!  It'll ruin our whole image...   ;)
Okay sorry Matt but can we actually call it real snow since most of the time its man made.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: P'dubs on February 6, 2004, 01:06 PM
Another storm. I'm really not likeling this crap..
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Diddly on February 6, 2004, 05:34 PM
It's in the 60's here. Cool enough to walk around with jeans and a T-Shirt...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Reconsgt on February 6, 2004, 08:24 PM
We got another 10 inches of the white stuff. Temps though are a balmy 25F
 

   And as a side note I got both my testicles thanks you very much ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on February 6, 2004, 09:01 PM
It's in the 60's here. Cool enough to walk around with jeans and a T-Shirt...


How about you light yourself on fire and stay extra warm, eh Mr. Thinks hes cool because its warmer where he lives.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on February 8, 2004, 12:31 PM
Much better.  :)

Today .. A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High minus 1.
Tonight .. Cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 3.
Monday .. Cloudy with sunny periods. Clearing in the evening. Wind becoming west 30 km/h late in the day. High plus 4.
Tuesday .. Sunny. Windy. Low minus 6. High minus 4.
Wednesday .. Sunny. Low minus 14. High plus 4.
Thursday .. Sunny. Low minus 9. High plus 3.

May have to break out the BBQ soon.  ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Playgirl on February 8, 2004, 04:37 PM
flurries from mcdonalds?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on February 8, 2004, 09:18 PM
flurries from mcdonalds?


Yes. Yes they are.


Other than the snow/sleet we had friday, nothing. :-/

Went to Massachusets today, and got bombarded by some wicked horrible wind on my way into the 2004 Model Railroading Show at the Big E. My tears froze to my face, no joke.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on February 8, 2004, 10:25 PM


   And as a side note I got both my testicles thanks you very much ;)


Well, apparently I have an extra, in case anyone needs one :-*

Weather here as been much better.  Pretty funny though, talked to my dad and he was saying how they saw the weather was soooo much warmer.  Yes dad, it was all the way to around -14 C but they never broadcast windchill.  Those three days were still down below -30 with the wind.  

Today was balmy though, -3 C with little wind.  Amazing what about 100 lbs of salt per square inch can do to the snow on the road.  Blech.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on February 9, 2004, 09:00 AM
Whoo Hoo!

Today .. A mix of sun and cloud. High 5.
Friday .. Sunny. Low minus 3. High 6.   8)

Melt down!  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on February 9, 2004, 04:03 PM
-12, wind chill = - 20C ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on February 10, 2004, 08:21 PM
It was a whole 40 degrees today!

Yeah warmness!

Kevin

P.S.

Morgbug, is that spare testicle MIP? If so, send me  PM.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on February 10, 2004, 08:22 PM
Already asked him,he said it was used whatever that means.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Diddly on February 10, 2004, 10:09 PM
It's still in the 60's here. But it's pouring down rain.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on February 10, 2004, 11:31 PM
It's still in the 60's here. But it's pouring down rain.

It was raining here too, for about six minutes.  At -9 C ::)  Just enough for a light coating of ice on the streets.  Yippee.  

Nice day tomorrow.  Snow and 60 KPH winds (35 mph) with a wind chill around -30 C.  I think I'll go for a bike ride. >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on February 11, 2004, 09:55 AM
We went from no snow around 3 weeks ago to around 2-3 feet on the ground right now, it seems like every 3 days or so we'll get another 1-2".

March is the snowiest month in MN historically, can't wait :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on February 15, 2004, 10:07 AM
One to two nches of thw white stuff tonight. :D

More over its the one year aniversary of me getting stuck in DC during the blizzard!!!!

Maybe no school tommorow,since we should have had tommorow off anyway,but the last ice storm stopped that!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on February 15, 2004, 01:07 PM
One to two nches of thw white stuff tonight. :D

More over its the one year aniversary of me getting stuck in DC during the blizzard!!!!

Are we still talking snow here, Vator?

I got stuck just outside of DC when they had that huge ice storm, and let me tell you, those people are NOT prepaired for a storm. The nations capital, and we cant get government or state plows to clean off the damned roads?

People stopped, clear in the road, right there, and got out to clean off their windows.

It was horrible.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on February 15, 2004, 01:22 PM
It was horrible.You remember how there was the severe terrorist alert for Crystal City?That's where I was  ::)
Still,a really fun expierence for someone who never seen more than 5 inches of snow.Or DC for that matter.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Diddly on February 16, 2004, 01:00 AM
It snowed here on Valentine's Day morning. :o

It lasted about 4 hours until it melted.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: P'dubs on February 16, 2004, 02:49 PM
The suns wrath has been unleashed upon the land and all the snow is going away.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on February 16, 2004, 03:25 PM
might have some snow tommorow,last one did nothing. :-[
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on February 16, 2004, 06:04 PM
The suns wrath has been unleashed upon the land and all the snow is going away.

Of corse that whole...20 dregrees Ferinheit thing dont help with the melt.

Im a poet and I didnt know it.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on February 26, 2004, 12:13 PM
Ah,finally,some REAL snow.

We're getting possibly a foot of snow today.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Rob on February 26, 2004, 12:50 PM
We got snow in Dallas last week - first time I've ever seen it in this country (one trip to Europe)

Beautiful!  3 inches.

It snowed all night, I woke up and it snowed until about noon - we played around it and had a blast - then by the next day it was totally gone.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on February 26, 2004, 02:33 PM
Bring back my freezing temperatures.  Driving to work the last two days (and tomorrow presumably) has been straight from hell.  The entire highway is covered with ice and a trip that normally goes by at 110 kph is now down to 60 kph (36 mph).  

Either melt or freeze, nothing in between please :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 5, 2004, 03:56 PM
Well this is good news as the new week comes around!  8)

Today .. Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. High minus 3.
Tonight .. Cloudy periods. Wind becoming west 20 km/h this evening. Low minus 4.
Saturday .. Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h. High plus 3.
Sunday .. Sunny. Low minus 9. High 7.
Monday .. Sunny. Low minus 1. High plus 4.
Tuesday .. A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 3. High 10.  BBQ day!   ;D
Normals for the period .. Low minus 13. High minus 2.

Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on March 5, 2004, 03:59 PM
Tommorow its supposed to hit 60. I would cook out, but too bad I have senior ball.  :-\

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on March 5, 2004, 04:01 PM
We just got around 8" of heavy wet snow today...that was a fun shoveling experience this morning >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on March 5, 2004, 04:02 PM
Well one week later its nearly 80. Typical SC  ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: jadesfire on March 5, 2004, 04:09 PM
I thought the last snow storm was bad.  Today we got 10" and  now it's raining...nice....real nice  >:(.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on March 5, 2004, 04:10 PM
We just got around 8" of heavy wet snow today...that was a fun shoveling experience this morning >:(

So heavy, in fact, that the weight of the heavy wet snow overnight last night took out two big branches off our White Pine in the backyard!

I was getting ready to head out and shovel this morning when I heard a loud CRACK and then the subsequent crashing noise.  An upper branch broke off under the weight and took out another branch on it's way down, ripping off bark in the process... so much damage it might even kill the poor tree.

One more thing to add to the spring clean-up duties I guess...

Jeff
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on March 5, 2004, 04:11 PM
I think that's the same storm that hit us...it was iffy if it was going to be rain or snow...it was just cold enough for snow :-X
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: P'dubs on March 5, 2004, 04:14 PM
The snow finally goes away............but now my town is flooding. God hates me. :-X
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on March 5, 2004, 04:20 PM
We just got around 8" of heavy wet snow today...that was a fun shoveling experience this morning >:(
WE got the northern tip of it.  Cold enough that the snow was actually light and fluffy, but combine it with the crap on the road and it was slush ::)  Made everything look nice and white, except the roads and my car.  Not sure how much fell, but not 8".  Maybe 5.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on March 5, 2004, 04:22 PM
13 inches of snow last week, so I got you beat LadyJade
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 5, 2004, 04:24 PM
Wait till we hit that high of 10.  :o  Gotta build me an Ark! I think I just opened that up for a Bill Cosby routine of Noah and the Ark!  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on March 5, 2004, 04:28 PM
It's actually been really nice here, last Sunday we did do some grilling, most of the snow was gone even as of yesterday, such is March in MN though, we usually get big storms but the stuff is gone a few days later.  Its nice too because we were really, really dry late in the summer and fall, hopefully we stay wet for a while
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on March 5, 2004, 04:44 PM
The snow finally goes away............but now my town is flooding. God hates me. :-X

I think God just hates Ravena.  :-X


Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 8, 2004, 09:00 AM
Damm, a high of 12°C today.  8)  My Ark's not even ready yet!  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on March 8, 2004, 10:35 AM
Damm, a high of 12°C today.  8)  My Ark's not even ready yet!  ;D

Hmmph.  You think you need an ARK?  You should see it here.  Not going to need to add any water to the pool come spring.  

Forecast for next two days is really nice.  +6 today and +8 tomorrow.  But....  Wednesday's high is a balmy -15 C?  What the heck is up with that :o  In one day we go from about 46 F down to about 6 F???  Enough already. ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 8, 2004, 10:41 AM
Hmmm, me thinks putting away the ice auger is not a good idea yet!  :D

You suppose to get that wind that we are expecting here tomorrow Brent?

Wind becoming northwest 50 km/h gusting to 70 in the morning.  :o
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on March 8, 2004, 10:47 AM
Yup, wind too.  We've had quite a bit of that making the roads a bitch.  Been close to zero and with the high winds the snow just drifts across the highway and sticks, instant skating rink >:(  

Five people have died on highways in the last week and change due to icy roads :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on March 8, 2004, 03:34 PM
What a strange day.

I don't remember hearing we were gonna get snow, but we got a bit of Freezing rain, then lunchtime snow and chaos ensued.

There were more than 100+ accidents, over 50+ cars in the ditch, and pretty major accidents all the Twin Cities including a major 20+ car pile up in I-94 in St. Paul:

http://kstp.com/article/view/131072/

Crazy.  People don't usually crack-up som much here in MN.  Especially since we got like 8" just on last Friday.

Did you make it through lunch-time, Scott?

Jeff
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on March 8, 2004, 03:44 PM
Holy Crap...pileups here are pretty rare since people generally know how to drive in the snow, three big ones in a short time must have been like glycerin on the roads

We went to Wendy's over by VH Target and Wal Mart, didn't seem too bad at all
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on March 8, 2004, 05:28 PM
ONCE AGAIN!

More snow possible tommorow. And its been in the 70s-80s the last few days. Winter just dosen't want to let go!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 12, 2004, 10:31 AM
Yuck!  >:(

Today .. Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers or flurries. Periods of rain beginning this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this morning. High 7.
Tonight .. Periods of rain changing to snow this evening and ending overnight then cloudy. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50 diminishing to 20 this evening. Low minus 4.
Saturday .. Sunny. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. High plus 2.
Sunday .. Cloudy. Low minus 11. High 4.
Monday .. A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 6. High 6.
Tuesday .. A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 7. High 7.

Gets better later in the week.   ::)

The forecast doesn't look good for Brent from what I saw.  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on March 12, 2004, 10:52 AM
You got that right Amigo :o

Wednesday the temperature dropped from 3 C in the morning to -24 C in the afternoon :o with a wind chill of -36 C :'(  It's not horrible right now, -12 C, wind chill -20 C but the forecast bites.  

Today and tomorrow we are expecting basically a foot of snow.  Winds around 40 mph and temperatures around what we have now.  

Bloody hell, it's enough already :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on March 12, 2004, 10:57 AM
When does spring spring up there?

60s-70s down here, spring break is about 2 weeks away!  8)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 12, 2004, 11:04 AM
When does spring spring up there?

Usually late March, early April for us in Edmonton. A few yrs ago, we had spring come very early, sometime in February.  8)

Though I have seen freak snow storms in July!  :o
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on March 12, 2004, 11:05 AM
You never really know.  I remember being in university back in the mid-80s and skipping Cell Biology class to go sit on the grass.  It was about 75 F on March 20th, all the snow was gone and the grass was green.  Around those same years I would always have my motorcycle on the road around the first of April.

Then it gets cold some years and snow stays on the ground a real long time.  I think it was 1997 when we set a local record for days with snow on the ground, some hideously long time.  October until May or something disgusting. But again, for contrast, back in 2000 or 2001 the golf courses opened in early March.  

This is looking like one of those long winters.  Lots of snow yet with another foot to come :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 12, 2004, 02:15 PM
The snow begins!  >:(  Glad I got my stuff done a few hrs ago, especially with those idiotic drivers out there.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on March 12, 2004, 02:23 PM
It was really cold here for a day and now its back into the 40's...almost here!  Buh bye winter!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on March 12, 2004, 02:45 PM
Been in the 90's all week here in L.A.   8)

Plus, we've got the Lakers.   :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on March 12, 2004, 02:52 PM
Lakers[/b] ::)

(http://stewthornley.net/lakers_4748.jpg)

The real Lakers!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on March 12, 2004, 02:54 PM
Also...think Fat-Fu is going to wear this tonight?

(http://marca.recoletos.es/marca_usa/nba/fotos0102/los_angeles_lakers/shaq_camiseta_mineapolis_lakers020414.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 12, 2004, 03:07 PM
There can be only 1 Laker!  ;D

(http://www.fletchwon.net/CC-8a.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on March 12, 2004, 03:13 PM
Been in the 90's all week here in L.A.   8)

Plus, we've got the Lakers.   :-*

Hey, smug bastage.  

Come visit next year in January, kay?  I'll buy you all the booze you can drink.  Yes, we have a Hooters ::)

Or are you scared?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 13, 2004, 08:55 AM
The wind was blowing here pretty good last night & the snow was wet. I just finished shoveling & had to put some salt on the walk.  >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on March 13, 2004, 02:04 PM
The wind was blowing here pretty good last night & the snow was wet. I just finished shoveling & had to put some salt on the walk.  >:(

Pssssh! Man, I enjoy shoveling when the temp is above zero. If its below, feel free to let the plow come.

Kevin the Cold
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on March 14, 2004, 12:41 AM
Well, all that snow seems to have not materialized (yet).  Most of it seems to have gone north of us, and they're welcome to it.  It did have a spin off effect though.  Wet snow ended up in a transformer blowing so I spent four and half hours in the dark >:(  First couple of hours were ok, cuz it was early enough, but then my daughter started getting scared.  Sent her off with her mom to grandma's place.  Temp in the house dropped down to 63 F.  

Spent the time pulling a Bob Cratchit.  Did the taxes by candlelight ;)  Thank heavens for rum, mp3 players and candles.  
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: jadesfire on March 14, 2004, 02:30 PM
Here is the lovely forcast for the next week....  
   
Tonight Mar 14  Snow Shower / Wind 20° 50 %
Mon Mar 15  Snow Shower 29°/15° 50 %
Tue Mar 16  Partly Cloudy 32°/20° 10 %
Wed Mar 17  Snow Shower 33°/21° 40 %
Thu Mar 18  Snow Shower 35°/27° 40 %
Fri Mar 19  Few Snow Showers 38°/29° 30 %
Sat Mar 20  Rain / Snow Showers 43°/24° 30 %
Sun Mar 21  Few Snow Showers 40°/26° 30 %
Mon Mar 22  Rain / Snow Showers 42°/27° 40 %


Last Updated Sunday, March 14, 2004, at 1:49 PM Eastern Standard Time


All I want to know is who forgot to tip the world toward the sun???
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 14, 2004, 09:42 PM
Rain or snow, snow or rain, make up my mind!  :-\

Tonight .. Cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries this evening. Low minus 2.
Monday .. Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind becoming west 20 km/h in the afternoon. High plus 5.
Tuesday .. A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries or showers. Low minus 9. High 5.
Wednesday .. A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries or showers. Low minus 7. High 5.
Thursday .. A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 9. High 1.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on March 16, 2004, 12:59 PM
12 inches expected from now to tommorow am. Fine time to be sick.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Mikey D on March 16, 2004, 01:39 PM
Boston is also expected to get dumped on starting in a couple of hours and lasting until late Wednesay night.  First major storm since December. Expecting 8 - 14" of the white stuff.  Isn't it almost Spring?  WTF?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 16, 2004, 01:47 PM
Man, you people are getting dumped on!  :-\

Today .. Periods of snow. Amount 2 cm.
Tonight .. Periods of snow ending this evening.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on March 16, 2004, 02:45 PM
Man, you people are getting dumped on!  :-\

Send ypur adress this way. Ill send you a little snow.

Kevin :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 17, 2004, 01:27 PM
Man, you people are getting dumped on!  :-\

Send ypur adress this way. Ill send you a little snow.

Kevin :-*

I think thats OK, I still have enough in my yard.  :-\

Tonight .. Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of flurries overnight. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h overnight. Low minus 6.
Thursday .. Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries changing to rain showers in the afternoon, possibility of a Thunderstorm according to the radio   :o   Wind southeast 20 km/h. High plus 5.
Friday .. A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 7. High zero.
Saturday .. A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 14. High minus 4.
Sunday .. A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 14. High minus 2.

Snow, melt, rain, melt, snow, slush, thunderstorm?...arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on March 17, 2004, 05:16 PM
Down here we have thundersnows, basicly thunderstorms with snow instead of rain. Pretty cool sometimes.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on March 17, 2004, 06:20 PM
Down here we have thundersnows, basicly thunderstorms with snow instead of rain. Pretty cool sometimes.

That sounds uber cool.


I wish I could witness one.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: P'dubs on March 17, 2004, 06:27 PM
I need this stuff to go away. I'm not outside doing anythig, so I'm getting fatter!  :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 19, 2004, 09:56 AM
So they say tomorrow is the first day of Spring. Well not here. Last night we had 1 hr of wet snow & for the next few days, the forecast is for chance of flurries but still a tad on the plus side.  :-\

Though I just observed 2 birds making a nest in a pine tree a couple of complexes over. Neat to watch but they just happen to be Magpies!  >:(

I'll believe spring is here when the crap hawks arrive!

(http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/reo/Finding_Nemo-seagulls.jpg)

Mine!   ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on April 14, 2004, 08:17 AM
Bloody winter is back!  >:(  

Heavy snowfall warning in effect.   :o
Today .. Snow. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind east 20 km/h. High zero.
Tonight .. Periods of snow. Amount 2 to 5 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low minus 4.

Its a nightmare out there. Driving home from work was not fun!  :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on April 14, 2004, 09:34 AM
Not good.  Not good at all.  But only because we still get some of your weather.  We have wet snow in the forecast for later this week :'(  There's a good reason I don't take the snowtires off until the end of April.  
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on April 14, 2004, 09:50 PM
Holy crap! I just snapped this pic a few minutes ago.  >:(

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Snow%20Again%201.jpg)

Welcome to my winter wonder land!  :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on April 15, 2004, 12:31 AM
Oh that sucks, please don't send it our way :-\  Though it is in the forecast :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on May 4, 2004, 11:05 PM
Been in the upper 90's and low 100's out here the past three days.  Too...damned...hot...   >:(  Had it not been for my trusty bottle of Gatorade, I would've probably passed out from heatstroke playing tennis on Sunday.

Sweat off about 5 pounds just driving down the street to Target today at lunch too (no comments from the peanut gallery please!)...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on May 4, 2004, 11:27 PM
Yeah it sucks right now here especially when I have to go and bring shopping carts back from the parking lot.  A few times I was ready to pass out.  I can't wait for winter and colder weather here.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on May 4, 2004, 11:42 PM
Sweat off about 5 pounds just driving down the street to Target today at lunch too (no comments from the peanut gallery please!)...

Peanut north v2.0 chipping in here....

Wot, you down to about 350 now ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: jjks on May 4, 2004, 11:54 PM
How hot has it been in So Cal this week...look no further than what Matt has been forced to lounge next to the fan in!



(http://www.haydennet.com/memoir/joe_in_pink_shirt_after_bear_pride96.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on May 4, 2004, 11:57 PM
How hot has it been in So Cal this week...look no further than what Matt has been forced to lounge next to the fan in!

Dammit Jamie!  I wear pink SWEATERS.  Not shirts.   ::)  But that manly ass beard is about right!   ;)

And what's he doin' with his hand there?   :-X
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: jjks on May 5, 2004, 12:00 AM
Tickling his foot?


Oooooooh, the OTHER hand, hmmm
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 5, 2004, 02:20 PM
I don't wanna know whats he's doing with his hand.  ;D

On that note, the temp here is 1°C & going to -6°C tonight. Oh, BTW, Merry Christmas.  Its bloody snowing!  >:(   :-\   :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on May 5, 2004, 04:34 PM
70's Tommorow...

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Deanpaul on May 5, 2004, 05:11 PM
I don't wanna know whats he's doing with his hand.  ;D

On that note, the temp here is 1°C & going to -6°C tonight. Oh, BTW, Merry Christmas.  Its bloody snowing!  >:(   :-\   :'(

Ewwwww. "Bloody" snow. That sounds yucky, but promising for Hoth battlefield aftermath photos.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Deanpaul on May 5, 2004, 05:30 PM
Tickling his foot?


Oooooooh, the OTHER hand, hmmm

Also, it's not the hands you can see that you need to worry about. Wait until he demos his crazy Swami Yoga Mojo!

(http://www.clearthinker.net/imagestopost/swami.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on May 5, 2004, 07:01 PM
Well damn, it's going up to 90 tommorow and 91 saturday! Holy Shiznetz! Summer's here.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on May 5, 2004, 11:59 PM
Tickling his foot?


Oooooooh, the OTHER hand, hmmm

Also, it's not the hands you can see that you need to worry about. Wait until he demos his crazy Swami Yoga Mojo!

(http://www.clearthinker.net/imagestopost/swami.jpg)

Don't you have another review to get busy with????  Something perhaps a little less....disturbing :-\ :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 9, 2004, 03:02 AM
I don't wanna know whats he's doing with his hand.  ;D

On that note, the temp here is 1°C & going to -6°C tonight. Oh, BTW, Merry Christmas.  Its bloody snowing!  >:(   :-\   :'(

Ewwwww. "Bloody" snow. That sounds yucky, but promising for Hoth battlefield aftermath photos.

Been not to bad for the past few days until now. 1:00 am & snow flurries! I gotta get me a Taun Taun!  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on May 9, 2004, 01:49 PM
Snow?! In MAY?! Unpossible! :-X

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 9, 2004, 01:56 PM
We sometimes get snow on the May long weekend. Nothing like going camping & the weather is really nice then waking up to a foot of snow. (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/cold.gif)

Pretty bad when on the odd day I have to keep turning the furnace back on.  :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on May 9, 2004, 02:37 PM
I <3 that smiley!

Wow...a foot of snow on Memorial Day weekend?

Sucks to be you. :(

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on May 9, 2004, 02:39 PM
I got burned this weekend due to all the sun and heat, but were getting frozen precip too today, except it's hail. Super, just super.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 9, 2004, 03:00 PM
I get used to it up here, guess you can say I'm climatized living here since 1967. I remember a snowstorm we had back in the the 90's. I think it was in June, a complete whiteout. Driving was not fun.

Just don't go outside with your burn when its hailing. I had that happen a few yrs ago when I was backpacking. Nasty.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on May 10, 2004, 11:45 PM
Curse you Dale.  

Yesterday, around 25 C (high 70s).  

Tomorrow: snow, high of 2 C (38 F) with 30 mph winds.  2-4 inches accumulating :'( >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 11, 2004, 08:55 AM
Ouch! Thats a heck of alot more than we got. Were just getting the odd snowflakes here now. Gets cold at night , anywhere from -2 to -6 & if the wind picks up. Brrrrrr... Feels like were in Lethbridge!  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on May 11, 2004, 11:09 AM
Pretty futching miserable here right now.  Here's the current forecast:

Weather Warning for the City of Winnipeg and surrounding area:  High 3. Snow accumulations of 5-10 cm. Risk of a thunderstorm and freezing rain.  High winds gusting to 50 KMH are expected this afternoon with accompanying high windchills.


BTW, there's about 2 inches already.  Roads are still wet thankfully.  Hope it stays that way until I head home.  

 :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 11, 2004, 11:26 AM
Yuck! Hopefully the roads are not that bad when you get off work. Strange weather we are getting.  :-\

Slowly warming up here but not by much, a high 9°C today. Hold me back! Thursday, a chance of flurries.   >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on May 11, 2004, 11:46 PM
Lots of highways closed now.  10" of snow with another couple forecast for tonight.  Add to that some freezing rain.  

Oh, Canada.... ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 12, 2004, 08:44 AM
Looks like Calgary & towards the south got nailed with the white stuff & more to come.

Your forecast doesn't look good one bit.

Today .. Rain or freezing rain mixed with ice pellets changing to snow this afternoon. Rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm. Snowfall amount 2 to 5 cm. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60. High 2.

Ice pellets, why not just call it small hail stones!

Were in the clear for now so hopefully the nicer weather heads your way.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on May 12, 2004, 10:28 AM
It was almost 80 here yesterday and it was snowing up near Brent and most of North Dakota...surprised we didn't get nailed with some tornadic activity with that big of a temperature gradient
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 13, 2004, 10:08 AM
We had a bit of snow last night. Melting as of right now. Brent got the major snow dump according to the paper.

Manitoba Mayday!

WINNIPEG -- They don't call it Winterpeg for nothing. Between Tuesday and yesterday, Winnipeg broke a 37-year-old record for snowfall in a 24-hour period in May. Unofficially, the storm dumped 21.8 cm at the measuring station at Winnipeg International Airport, besting the previous record of 21.1 cm set on May 1, 1967.

By noon yesterday the airport had received 31 cm of snow in less than two days, said Environment Canada meteorologist Jay Anderson.

The snow wreaked havoc with motorists, particularly anyone who needed to travel outside Winnipeg. The Trans-Canada Highway west from Headingley to Virden remained closed until this morning at the earliest, creating a line of parked semi-trailer drivers nearly five kilometres long

Yep, a good day to stay home.  ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on July 6, 2004, 04:02 PM
I swear it was close to snowing up north this weekend.  Lows were in the lower 40's  It was nice because the bugs weren't too bad but it also has been the weirdest Summer I can ever remember here in Minnesota.  I don't think it's been above 90 yet and there was frost in a couple of spots up north in June.  More proof of global warming ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on August 9, 2004, 09:19 PM
Yeah, it's a little early and all, but damn, it is cold here.  I had to turn the bloody furnace on :'(  Just ridiculous.  Like Scott said, weirdest summer I can remember.  The weather statistics say the coldest summer on record for us up here.  

Had frost in April (normal), May (normal), June (not), and if this keeps up, August (not).  July was our only reasonably warm month and we've only had two nights where it stayed above 70 F all summer.  

Forecast low for tonight is 45 F :o :-\ :'( >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on August 9, 2004, 09:26 PM
I guess we got the good end of that deal. Until today it was only in the lower 80s with little humidity, almost fall like.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Diddly on August 9, 2004, 09:34 PM
Heh, we've been in the high 90's and reached over 100 several times last week.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on August 19, 2004, 11:14 PM
Ice pellets fell yesterday.  Frost forecast for tonight.  Currently 2 C outside, that's about 36 F :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on August 20, 2004, 12:16 AM
Yeah I was going to bump this this morning, saw in the paper parts of Northern Minn were below freezing last night...some of my Maples have started turning color already ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on August 20, 2004, 11:16 AM
Brrrr in Minnesota (http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/08/19/record_low_temperatures_posted_in_midwest/)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on August 20, 2004, 11:55 AM
Ice pellets fell yesterday.  Frost forecast for tonight.  Currently 2 C outside, that's about 36 F :'(

Nothing here so far but nice weather, getting alittle cool at night, lows down to 4.  :-\

My backpacking trip in the end of Sept will be cold. (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/cold.gif)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on September 8, 2004, 09:19 AM
 :'(

Tonight .. Rain changing to snow overnight. Rainfall amount 10 mm. Wind northeast 20 km/h. Low 1.

Thursday .. Cloudy. 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers in the morning. Wind becoming east 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 6.

T-Minus 2 1/2 weeks to backpacking!  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on September 8, 2004, 09:22 AM
I saw that it snowed in Colorado this weekend too, brrr, damn weird summer might mean a weird Winter...maybe...hopefully

I heard El Nino may be firing up again, which is usually good news here, warm and snowy which is what I usually like...I like the snow I just hate the damn cold
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on September 8, 2004, 11:54 AM
Well, even if El Nino fires up again I do not think that it'd have enough power by winter to cause a major change. But, it is far to soon to tell, so you may yet be in luck Scott.

I personally am hoping for about 2 feet of snow this year to show up last years blizzard...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on September 8, 2004, 10:34 PM
Mmm, snow.  Not.  I hate snow.  Yeah, it looks nice, but up here it freezes and stays solid on the ground as ice for 5 months.  Not too helpful for the daily commute.  Cold doesn't bug me as much.  -40C is better than -20 IMO, you know you'll die, end of story.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on September 8, 2004, 10:38 PM
I'd freaking LOVE for it to stay snowy for 5 months here! I like cold weather, but I suppose that is due to my warm climate, opposities attract and such...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on September 8, 2004, 11:00 PM
I'd freaking LOVE for it to stay snowy for 5 months here! I like cold weather, but I suppose that is due to my warm climate, opposities attract and such...

Grass is always greener whiter...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on September 9, 2004, 02:28 AM
Merry Christmas!  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/cold.gif)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on September 9, 2004, 07:24 AM
No snow here. Just what's left of the hurricane.

My family down in NC had their bridge washed out. My uncle Dale is stranded at the house while my aunt and cousin are at Dales dad's house.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on September 9, 2004, 09:20 AM
Welcome to my Winter Wonder Land!    :-\

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Snow%20Sept%209%202004.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on September 9, 2004, 11:17 AM
No snow here. Just what's left of the hurricane.

My family down in NC had their bridge washed out. My uncle Dale is stranded at the house while my aunt and cousin are at Dales dad's house.

Kevin

Western part?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on September 9, 2004, 11:26 AM
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Snow%20Sept%209%202004.jpg)

 :o

That reminds me... I gotta go buy that new Snowblower.  :(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on September 9, 2004, 11:29 AM
It got down to 0°C this morning. First time I had to turn the furnace on.  :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on September 9, 2004, 11:36 AM
I can't wait for the cold weather down here! It's driving me mad!

Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on September 11, 2004, 12:24 AM
It got down to 0°C this morning. First time I had to turn the furnace on.  :'(

Only month the furnace wasn't on was July >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on October 16, 2004, 12:27 PM
What a site to wake up to today!   :'(     High -3°C. 
Its going to be around all week!  >:(

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Snow%202004%2010%2016.jpg)

Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on October 18, 2004, 09:18 PM
Still no break with this snow. Just finished shoveling, wet & heavy. The roads gonna be fun tonight on the way to work!  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on October 18, 2004, 09:20 PM
Drive safe, and don't pully anything funny. ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on October 19, 2004, 02:33 PM
Rain!   8)

After 6 months without, SoCal got a slight drizzle yesterday, and is having a rather nice downpour today.  Fun stuff.  Winter is finally acting like itself around here now.

Sorry.  Back to the much more exciting snow news now...   :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on October 19, 2004, 05:34 PM
RAIN! here too. All day. Cold and wet.


Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Diddly on October 19, 2004, 06:03 PM
SUN!

Highs of 95! Gotta love Texas weather!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on November 12, 2004, 11:18 AM
It's been snowing all day so far, and were expecting up to an inch and a half of the slushy stuff by this evening.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on November 12, 2004, 11:41 AM
I see my post last year was Nov 3rd 2003, still no snow here, but its cold today.  I hope it snows when Colman is here next week :)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on November 12, 2004, 11:48 AM
I see my post last year was Nov 3rd 2003, still no snow here, but its cold today.  I hope it snows when Colman is here next week :)

hehe

Yeah, 24oF on the drive to work yesterday and today, but no flurrying yet.  Hope it's a good year for snow because the Mrs. and I broke down and bought a snowblower this fall.  Got a great deal on a nice mid-sized one at Home Depot.  :)

We figured that since this will be the 4th year in the house we should finally break down and buy one... no more 70minutes worth of snow-shoveling for me!

Jeff
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on November 12, 2004, 11:51 AM
I'm still of the shoveling ilk, two years for me and it takes me about an hour since most of our driveway is single car and only behind the house it goes to two car.

Last year I missed the biggest snowfall of the year being in the hospital for the appendectomy.  I then couldn't shovel for a few weeks and my pregnant wife had to do some...it was close on getting a snowblower then but we didn't
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Mikey D on November 12, 2004, 01:23 PM
First snow fall of the season today in the Boston area.  Been snowing at a steady clip since about 10:30 this morning.  Roads aren't too bad (yet) but the ground's getting covered pretty quickly.

Since it's the first snowfall as a homeowner, I guess I should go out and buy a snow shovel.  Of course, everyone's probably panicked already with the dusting we've got and they're all sold out  ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on November 12, 2004, 02:08 PM
No snow up here, all gone for now but it will be back. Nights have been cool but the daytime has been nice the last couple of weeks. I'm liking it so far!  8)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 12, 2004, 04:16 PM
Bah, we've had snow for 3 weeks.  We had one hell of a start to winter, got at least 6 inches the 1st day, and it's still here.  It melts just enough during the nicer days, but when it freezes in the evening look out!  Me no likey sliding through intersections!  I ordered a set of Michelin X-Ice's for the car - that should improve things dramatically.  I hope.   :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on November 12, 2004, 11:48 PM
No snow yet, but it was about 19 degrees F this morning when I left for work around 6.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on November 14, 2004, 12:15 AM
Bah, we've had snow for 3 weeks.  We had one hell of a start to winter, got at least 6 inches the 1st day, and it's still here.  It melts just enough during the nicer days, but when it freezes in the evening look out!  Me no likey sliding through intersections!  I ordered a set of Michelin X-Ice's for the car - that should improve things dramatically.  I hope.   :-\

Blissfully we've missed all of that and seem warmer than places we shouldn't be.  We're drifiting upwards of nearly 40F regularly here with a high near 50F tomorrow.  It'll all end, but after the pissy summer we had, I'll take this.  This is the longest stretch without precipitation we've had since, well, last summer (03).  The fields here are still water logged with now frozen puddles.  We be needing a drought. 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Becky on November 24, 2004, 11:00 PM
Hello, all! 
Just thought I would bump this thread back up, since we are in the middle of a winter storm.  We are suppose to get between 4-6 inches of snow.  The drive home from work tonight was terrible. :(  But, at least I made it home safely.  It amazes me how everyone forgets how to drive during the first snow storm of the season.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: CorranHorn on November 25, 2004, 12:35 AM
the vile bitch that is snow has returned to chicagoland this evening and I hate hate hate it! we were only supposed to get a little and yet it's all over the place and since it's been a constant barrage all day the streets and sidewalks are no longer warm enough to prevent sticking. and it's of course screwing up traffic like nobody's business, at one point it was a 3 hour and 25 minute ride to go about a 30 mile distance on one of the major expressways here.

snow, snow  go away never show your evil face here again!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on November 26, 2004, 03:01 PM
We had...ready...THUNDERSTORMS come through here and tear up the town. I mean litteraly, tear it UP! Lines down, trees, all sorts of ****, and then, the temp dropped to 30, and we had snow last night.

Jeeze.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: John C on November 28, 2004, 12:11 PM
We had a dusting of snow in Minneapolis/St Paul.  It was mostly slushy wet stuff, but some of it stayed on the ground.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on November 28, 2004, 12:18 PM
I'm itching for some snow. I need it! Now!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on November 28, 2004, 04:34 PM
Got a little bit yesterday, but none of it stuck around, thankfully.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Brian on November 29, 2004, 09:08 AM
We got our first taste of snow yesterday as well.  It snowed pretty much solid from 9 AM to about 2-3ish in the afternoon.  Nothing huge, maybe an inch or a little more...covered the grass, but didn't really stick to the pavement much.  We were forecast to have up to 6 inches, and we got one.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on November 29, 2004, 09:11 AM
All our snow & ice has been gone for just over 3 weeks now & theres nothing coming in the forcast so far. I can take that!  8)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on November 29, 2004, 09:43 AM
Brian points out one of my pet peeves...during "Sweeps" month on TV any little chance for snow turns in to the weather event of the century and forecasts tend to double their predictions. 

"Oh...It's Going to Dump 6" of the White Stuff on us, travel will be impossible, stock up on Groceries and TP, and keep it right here for all of your Storm of the Century Weather Coverage"

Bah...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 10:06 AM
Meh, we got it about a week ago, maybe a little more.  Left work it had been raining all day, by the time I got home it was snowing - nice, wet, heavy snow.  It stayed, go figure.  Snowed again some time in the interim, so maybe a total of three inches so far. 

The big difference for us up here though is that this is not going to go away, it will be white until spring, sometime between February and April :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Becky on November 30, 2004, 09:13 PM
We are under 2nd snow advisory of the year.  Tonight, they think we'll get up 6 inches more of the wonderful, white stuff.  I suppose, winter is finally here.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2004, 02:06 PM
Eek! Weather is going to change here by the weekend.  :-\

Saturday .. Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 8. High minus 6.
Sunday .. Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 21. High minus 14.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!   (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/figuren/a014.gif)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2004, 02:23 PM
*****. 

Got up this morning after the lovely snow last night ::), -21 C.  Wind chill took it down to -30 C.  More snow for tonight.  Yippee >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Diddly on December 1, 2004, 05:42 PM
Send some to Texas! :D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jesse James on December 1, 2004, 06:35 PM
None in Pittsburgh yet save for some flurries the other day.  I don't know about today since I didn't do anything but lay here with a headache.

We had massive wind gusts today though, and they actually closed school (why, I do not know) in my area.  The gusts were bad, but I recall going to school on icey roads just because the principal could get there so he felt every kid on every back road (he lived along the highway) could get there too.  I guess they have a new principal though and she's apparantly a bit of a puss when it comes to weather. 

One fart cross-wise and the world apparantly needs to shut down.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 1, 2004, 11:02 PM
I think I've been living in Saskatchewan too long, but I'm actually wanting it to snow.  Now that it is December, the Christmas month, I am now officially allowing it to snow.  :)   Don't get me wrong, I don't want the -40C weather, but -10C with a foot of snow and NO WIND is just fine by me.  Bring it on, baby!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Lady Jaye on December 1, 2004, 11:41 PM
I doubt anyone cares, but now that I am in Albany, I have seen just as much snow in a couple of days here compared to all of my years in Austin. I can't wait for the real stuff to come down!!!!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 2, 2004, 11:58 AM
No snow yet but man is it getting windy out here.

Right now the temp is 5°C & the winds are gusting to 48km/h plus. So dry here that the leaves, grass clippings, dust are just all over the place, garbage blown out from the bins. Just like a big dust storm. Guess that snow storm is coming in here Saturday & Sunday, just hope we don't have this wind.  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 4, 2004, 12:04 PM
The snow has begun.   :'(

Right now the temp is -10°C & were expecting 5 cm by tonight & tomorrow 1-3 cm more. Monday, more snow & getting colder.  :-\

So much for that nice 10.7°C we had yesterday, pretty darn good for this time of yr.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 5, 2004, 11:56 PM
Brrrr.... Winter just arrived today.  It's actually only -13C, but with the wind chill, it feels like -29C.  Yikes!  The snow came too, which is what I wanted, but they can keep the wind.  Yuck.   :-X
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 6, 2004, 08:50 AM
That wind is something, I have never seen it that windy here in the past few yrs. Right now its -22°C with a wind chill of -31. (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/figuren/a014.gif)

The snow has stopped for the time being, getting down to -27°C tonight!  :-\

There still saying its going to get warmer by the end of the week & forecasting a brown Christmas!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 6, 2004, 12:00 PM
There still saying its going to get warmer by the end of the week & forecasting a brown Christmas!

Oh, I hope not!  We had a brown Christmas for the only time in my life about 5 years ago when I was living in Regina.  Just plain weird & kinda depressing.  We've got lots of snow here now, and I hope it stays.  But it's supposed to be +5oC on Saturday, so we'll see...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 6, 2004, 12:09 PM
Did you guys have the same brown Christmas? I'm sure it was around that time when we had ours here. Very sad.  :(

There saying a few places in Canada will be above normal temperatures.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 7, 2004, 09:43 AM
A very nice brisk morning today, -24°C. Yikes!  (http://www.gmdb.com/forums/images/smilies/cold.gif)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on December 7, 2004, 09:55 AM
Weird fall here so far again.  We usually get some snow and it usually stays, its raining right now and there's no chance for snow for a while

Not that I mind, really.  Although rain/ice is worse than just straight snow
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 10, 2004, 02:03 AM
Ooh, much better.  The wind has stopped, but the snow has continued with a total of about 6 inches now.  Me like White Christmas!   8)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jesse James on December 10, 2004, 02:47 AM
Pittsburgh's still only had a flurry or two.  This sucks.  :(  50's most of the time...  Did get my car washed and a half-assed wax coat on it, but beyond that I'm ready for some cold temps, snow, and all the coziness it brings around the holidays.

 >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on December 10, 2004, 03:55 PM
Brian points out one of my pet peeves...during "Sweeps" month on TV any little chance for snow turns in to the weather event of the century and forecasts tend to double their predictions. 

"Oh...It's Going to Dump 6" of the White Stuff on us, travel will be impossible, stock up on Groceries and TP, and keep it right here for all of your Storm of the Century Weather Coverage"

Bah...
Last Night's Forecast: 2-3"...actual amount in my yard today: 0" ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on December 10, 2004, 04:33 PM
Weird fall here so far again.  We usually get some snow and it usually stays, its raining right now and there's no chance for snow for a while

Got snow? (http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/12/10/no.snow.ap/index.html)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on December 10, 2004, 04:34 PM
Well, a few hail producers, aswell as a brief tornadic cell but no snow.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on December 10, 2004, 04:37 PM
I was just coming here to post that Matt :-*

Two things going on I guess: No snow means warmer ground temps which means if precip does come in, its more likely to be rain than snow I guess

And there is an El Nino in the Pacific which usually means warm and wet winters here and the Jet Stream is all messed up.  I would guess Brent's place might actually be buried when they get home :)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 11, 2004, 08:34 AM
We just had some freezing rain over night, not going to be fun for the drivers on the X-Mas rush for the day.  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 19, 2004, 12:24 AM
Damn, more freezing rain!  >:(

Suppose to get cooler during the week & we will be getting some more snow. Looks like it's staying around but next Saturday, a high of 5°C & a 60% chance of light rain!  :-\

We have been above normal temperatures for this season, yesterday it was 6.8°C.  :o   
It was nice to walk around without a jacket at this time of yr.  8)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 19, 2004, 12:27 AM
Edmonton *****.

Not snow, though it is present and accounted for and coming again in two days ::), rather cold.

We got home from Hawaii to be pleasantly surprised with a temperature of -4 C (about 24-26 F).  Stayed nice for two days then wham!  It is -30 C outside with the windchill making it like -39 C (or -39 F, not much difference at that temp).  Not a big surprise, just overly unpleasant after experiencing 70-85F temps for a week and change (though Hawaiians were freezing their asses off, Lanai City got down to 64 F).  The weird part is this: tomorrow - cold again, then Monday up to -1 C (30 F) for a day with snow.  The high the following day?  -22 C with lows in the minus 30's.  Holy frigging yo-yo batman.  
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 19, 2004, 12:36 AM
Well I guess they don't call it Winterpeg for nothing!  :P

Yep, very strange weather patterns up here, a roller coaster ride from day to day.  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 19, 2004, 02:39 AM
We've got a bit of a yo-yo going on here too.  +2C on Friday, -11C on Saturday, then calling for +6C on Sunday.  Bizarre.  I actually don't want it to be +6C, I don't want to lose our snow!  It needs to be here for Christmas.  :-[
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on December 19, 2004, 10:16 AM
Arctic weather has finally arrived in the south. Today we have a cold front coming through that will produce temetures in the teens with wind chills approaching zero. We can also expect some snow flurries this evening. I can't wait for the first real snow...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 19, 2004, 10:35 AM
No sign of snow in Alabama yet...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on December 19, 2004, 10:41 AM
Extreme northeastern Alabama had flurries around 1 hour ago. Sadly, I don't think it'll make it that far south, Brad.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Lady Jaye on December 19, 2004, 11:16 AM
It's supposed to be snowing, at least that's what the NOAA site says, but no flurries as of yet. I need to go out and rent the last two movies in that one trilogy. I think it was from George Lucas. Rented the first one last night.  ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 19, 2004, 11:20 AM
Extreme northeastern Alabama had flurries around 1 hour ago. Sadly, I don't think it'll make it that far south, Brad.

>:(

It's 40 something out here, but it's supposed to get down into the teens tonight.

Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on December 19, 2004, 12:37 PM
Same here, but the snow is 10 miles north right now.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 19, 2004, 02:25 PM
Holy ****! You have to be kidding me! The wind just picked up like crazy & a storm is coming in. I quickly checked the forecast and... :-\

Today .. Cloudy with sunny periods. A few showers this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming west 60 km/h gusting to 100 this afternoon then diminishing to 40 gusting to 60 thereafter.

Risk of thunderstorms!  :o

Whoa!  It's now hailing!  :o  This is nuts!  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 19, 2004, 03:25 PM
Wacky for you, consistent for us.  Winds at a nice steady 40 KMH (about 25 mph) and around -18 C or so (0 F) and yes indeedy, it is snowing ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2004, 08:51 AM
That was a nice drive home. Not!  >:(

The winds still howling & the snow is drifting. -14°C right now & blooding cold, windchill: -24. Had a hell of a time just walikng down the parking lot at our complex. Mounds of snow & in the yard, bah. Had a hard time getting the gate open as it was piled up & then truck through it & grab the shovel so I could get to the door which was just plasterd in white crap!  >:(

What ever happened to sunny Alberta?  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on December 20, 2004, 10:25 AM
Went down to 11 at my place last night. Wind chills were below zero and we had a few flurries.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2004, 11:22 AM
Beautiful day right now, heading for a high of 3 C (about 38 F) then right back down to -30 C overnight with windchills in the -40 range (Celsius, Farenheit, it's all the same - cold). 

Great drive in today after the freezing rain.  Wasn't too bad until it was light enough to actually see what I was driving on :o
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2004, 11:28 AM
Weather here =

(http://www.jamesshuggins.com/i/oth1/red_yoyo.jpg) OR  (http://www.roller-coasters.de/img/vol3/shivering_timbers_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2004, 11:56 AM
That's what it's been.  Soon it will be this

(http://www.snoman.mb.ca/gallery/pictures/Others/images/Groomer_on_Lake_Winnipeg_jpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2004, 12:24 PM
Or this!

(http://lheawww.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/gamcosray/hecr/ISOMAX/pictures/warning-s.gif)

Might have to break these guys out to get to work now!  :D

(http://www.ididaride.com/Images/tyrun.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2004, 01:12 PM
Oh we use those six months a year.  Scott has to pick me up at the border for C3 since I can't get my car out of the driveway until May :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2004, 01:36 PM
You should modify your car like this one!  ;D

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Snow%20Car%20Skis.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2004, 01:42 PM
Where do I put all the dogs? :-\

BTW, went out about an hour ago to get a pop.  Nice, sunny and warm.  Just went out to the car to get some toys out of the trunk to send south :o  Wind is up and temperature is down about 10 degrees in just over an hour.  Brrrr.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2004, 01:56 PM
Hmmm...  Maybe get a trailer & modify it so thay have some room. Oh & a couple of windows incase they want to hang there tongues out.  ;)

Well the wind kinda died down for now, only 15km/h but the windchill is still -24  & the temp -16°C. Just a few flurries right now. Winds suppose to kick up again!  >:(

This forecast so far sucks!

Today .. Flurries. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near minus 16. Wind chill minus 27.
Tonight .. Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries. Temperature steady near minus 16.
Tuesday .. Cloudy with sunny periods. High minus 11.
Wednesday .. A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 16. High minus 11.
Thursday .. Periods of rain. Low minus 12. High plus 2.
Friday .. A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 1. High plus 2.

Better get the ice skates handy.  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2004, 02:06 PM
Again, I spit in your general direction and call you a *****, forthwith:

Today: -4 C with wind NW 22 kmh, flurries forecast
Tonight: -22 C; wind NW 40, windchill = -37 C
Tuesday:  high = -24 C; wind NW 30
Wednesday: high = -18 C; wind N 10
Thursday: high -21 C (low -31 C :o); wind N 10
Friday: high -18 C (low -31 again); wind S 15

30% chance of precip for the week, everyday.  Fortunately that usually means nada. 

Where'd I put my woolies?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2004, 02:18 PM
I'll send my buddy over there, he has nice fur to keep you warm!  :P

(http://www.calvin.edu/academic/call/images/Polar%20Bear.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2004, 02:42 PM
Mmm, good eatin' there. ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2004, 02:49 PM
Yes, good eatin'... on his side!   (http://www.cheesebuerger.net/images/smilie/konfus/a090.gif)  
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on December 21, 2004, 02:11 AM
Well, we finally got the white **** tonight.

It was only an inch, but still enough to make a genuine mess out of everything.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 21, 2004, 02:22 AM
Holy ****! You have to be kidding me! The wind just picked up like crazy & a storm is coming in.

Damn Albertans, always sending their **** our way.  Next time it storms, send us the nice gentle snow, but you can keep the freakin' 60km/hr winds, OK?   :P

At the peak today, it was -19oC, but with the wind chill is was a balmy -32oC.  But the week will improve until Boxing Day, when it's supposed to reach +6oC.  And on the 27th?  Projected high of -27oC.  WTF?!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 21, 2004, 09:02 AM
Damn Albertans, always sending their **** our way.  Next time it storms, send us the nice gentle snow, but you can keep the freakin' 60km/hr winds, OK?   :P

60km/hr winds! You got it easy!  :P

Winds died down here for now but for how long... :-\

Not too bad today compared to the weekend & the roads are better.

Today .. Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of flurries. High minus 13.
Tonight .. Cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of flurries this evening. Low minus 22.
Wednesday .. Sunny. High minus 16.
Thursday .. Cloudy. Low minus 18. High 7.
Friday .. A mix of sun and cloud. Low 3. High 5.
Saturday .. Periods of snow. Low minus 5. High minus 3
Sunday .. A few flurries. Low minus 1. High 3.
Monday .. Variable cloudiness. Low -26. High -25.  :o
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on December 21, 2004, 10:51 AM
I'll be damned...there's a chance of a white Christmas in this region. I haven't seen one of those since my first snow nearly 10 years ago.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 21, 2004, 11:03 AM
Pleasant day here.  Like to thank Jesse for passing along the wind (as opposed to passing wind).  A balmy -23 C but thanks to the Gap wind, windchill has dragged us on down to a lovely -40 C.  Perfect winter weather.  Exposed skin freezes in 10 minutes or less.  Yay :D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on December 21, 2004, 11:58 AM
We got Freezing Rain yesterday...Sunday it was 2 oF and then it Rained coating the roads with a good 1/4" of ice.  And then last night there was about a 1/4" of snow on top of it all.  It's great ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 21, 2004, 11:59 AM
Oh that's the best, the hidden skating rink effect.  Just a real treat for driving.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Deanpaul on December 21, 2004, 12:05 PM
We have Snow in the mountains (http://homepage.mac.com/deanpaulrussell/iMovieTheater48.html). None in the valley, well, none that stays. This ski resort is 25 minutes up the mountain from me.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 21, 2004, 12:28 PM
Thats a great video.  :)

This one is for the times you had to clean your vehicle off!  ;D

Ice Scraping (http://outhouserag.typepad.com/outhouserag/files/ice_scraping.WMV)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Deanpaul on December 21, 2004, 04:33 PM
Thats a great video.  :)

This one is for the times you had to clean your vehicle off!  ;D

Ice Scraping (http://outhouserag.typepad.com/outhouserag/files/ice_scraping.WMV)

Dale, that rules. Any idea what the punchline translates to in English?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 22, 2004, 09:05 AM
I have no idea what is says. Just did a quick Google search on the words & it looks like its Danish. Not getting anywhere with a translator. 

Fa en bedre start pa dagen:  fa a worse luck invoke pa the day.   :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Deanpaul on December 22, 2004, 09:09 AM
I have no idea what is says. Just did a quick Google search on the words & it looks like its Danish. Not getting anywhere with a translator. 

Fa en bedre start pa dagen:  fa a worse luck invoke pa the day.   :-\

Not Danish according to my Mac Sherlock translator... It does look Scandanavian though...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 22, 2004, 09:35 AM
Scandawhovian (sp).

OK, so its European, its all Greek to me.  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 22, 2004, 09:55 AM
Forecast for today, tonight and tomorrow with wind chill included:

-42
-47
-47

 :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 22, 2004, 10:09 AM
Yikes!  Looks like the wind we had is coming your way.  :-\

Ours today with a windchill, -30.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Rob on December 22, 2004, 12:00 PM
Just started snowing in Dallas.

Hooray!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Paul on December 22, 2004, 01:00 PM
It is Snowing here in Fort Worth too, of course it was 70 degrees yesterday so it isn't sticking to anything but cars and rooftops.  By the time to drive home, it is going to be colder and that means...Hockey with Cars....
 

Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Rob on December 22, 2004, 01:08 PM
Yeah, it's stuck to the roof and some of the grass here - but nothing much.

Of course, I'm flying out tonight and will have to drive to DFW in the middle of all this, with a sedated Boston Terrier, and get there in plenty of time - around 4:00...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on December 22, 2004, 01:16 PM
It looks like a blizzard up here in Plano where I work. I hope we get to leave early because it's supposed to get really nasty after 4pm.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on December 22, 2004, 02:35 PM
Dale, ask Henrik Wulff Rassmussen to translate!

Help us HWR you're are only hope!!!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 22, 2004, 02:53 PM
Dale, ask Henrik Wulff Rassmussen to translate!

Help us HWR you're are only hope!!!

A Google check on Statoil (http://www.statoil.com/) is something to do with crude oil for refining. 

Henrik has not been around for awhile but email on the way.  ;)

BTW Scott, it's Rasmussen.  :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: HWR on December 22, 2004, 06:02 PM
Someone called?

Dale I have send you a mail, but here is a direct translation for all of you Defenders to read, cause it is indeed danish.

Få en bedre start på dagen meen directly translated Get a better start on the day. So it meens you start the day better with coffee from a statoil Station.

Statoil is the former Esso, here in Denmark all Esso gas stations was renamed Statoil in the late 80's or early 90's.

Hope this helps.

-Henrik

btw: there is absolutely no snow here in Denmark, the weather is quite hot with 10 degrees Celcious ( 50 degrees Farenheit).


Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 23, 2004, 12:02 AM
Thanks for the translation Henrik.  :)

Bitter cold, -22°C - windchill -32°C. Warming up over night to -15°C & tomorrows high 0°C.  Much better.  :) 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 23, 2004, 12:20 AM
Well, we're sitting in the midst of a three day wind chill warning ::)

Currently -31 C with 15 KMH winds, windchill = -42.  Forecast low is -36 C. 

Nice "high" tomorrow, -29 C ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 23, 2004, 02:02 AM
There's just something Canadian about bitching about the weather.  It must be our national pasttime.   ;)

So, I'll proceed:  currently -29oC  ::)
But the cold snap should be over soon!
-14oc tomorrow and -2oc for Xmas.  More importantly, the wind seems to be leaving us alone now.   :)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on December 23, 2004, 03:15 AM
-2 F here. Not sure what it is in Celsius, since I bombed every science class I ever took and I'm American.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on December 23, 2004, 01:16 PM
In Dallas, Texas, we're a balmy 19oF.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 24, 2004, 10:13 AM
-2 F here. Not sure what it is in Celsius, since I bombed every science class I ever took and I'm American.

Nice and cold is what it is.  Around -20 C or so. 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 24, 2004, 10:21 AM
-20°C, brrrrrrrrrrr.

Were a balmy 5°C and going to 7°C today and tomorrw a high of -1°C.  Then were back into the cooler weather for the weekend, Sunday, high -22°C, low -24 then Monday high -13°C, low -29°C then warming up again.  ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on December 26, 2004, 01:17 PM
 >:(

Central and Eastern South Carolina got a winter storm last night, and the Upstate gets nothing!

Humbug!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on December 26, 2004, 02:27 PM
We got enough snow to make driving a pain last night, but it'll all melt off this week when it gets into the upper 30s F.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 26, 2004, 02:58 PM
We got some more snow over night & early today, -18°C right now & thats where its suppose to stay tonight. Were not getting that -29°C.  ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 26, 2004, 09:55 PM
Nope, we decided to keep it ;)  Not that we ever send you weather, but you know what I mean. 


We finally caved.  Enough of the hibernation, my daughter couldn't stand it, so we went out skating in the -32 windchill.  Stupid as it sounds, that was way better than the early week temps. 

Upcoming forecast looks positively balmy, but that's just long range BS.  They longranged this weekend at near zero.  It's warmer (-12 C) and the windchill isn't so bad (-20 C) but I don't trust them.

Anything other than the -40s and I'm happy now.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on December 27, 2004, 01:25 AM
We got about 3-4 inches last night into this morning. It's so pretty out. :)


Wait...wait...I gotta shovel. >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 27, 2004, 01:44 AM
Upcoming forecast looks positively balmy, but that's just long range BS.

Long range is BS & can change anytime. So much for the -18°C.

Sitting at -20°C right now with a wind chill of -30!  >:(

They say were going to -26°C tonight. Bastards!  >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 28, 2004, 08:21 PM
Oh what a lovely long range forcast for us!  :-\

Wednesday .. 60 percent chance of flurries in the evening. High -9°C.
Thursday .. Cloudy. Light snow. Low  -23°C. High -18°C.
Friday .. Cloudy. A few flurries. Low -31°C. High -21°C.
Saturday .. Low -32°C. High -24°C.
Sunday .. Low -30°C. High -24°C.
Monday .. Low -33°C. High -23°C.

Hope that forcast changes!  >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 30, 2004, 10:15 AM
Bring back my cold weather :-\

It's warmed up lately, we're at -7 C right now (about 20 F).  Been like that for a couple of days.  With all the sand and salt on the road, my car is now a mix of brown and white goop.  But wait, it gets better. 

Today and tomorrow we're supposed to get 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) of snow.  And of course once that falls, temperatures are supposed to drop to around -22 C (-3 F) with wind chills around -33 C.  Yes indeed, very nice - over half a foot of snow and ******* freezing.  Happy new year.  Have I mentioned I have an hour drive to and from work each day in this **** >:(  No, I can't move, then my wife would have that stupid drive. 

Wonder if there are any good jobs on Maui :'(

9:25 am CST - freezing rain has begun, visibility decreasing ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 30, 2004, 11:40 AM
I just shoveled the snow, some more on the way. Bit of a wind out there, -18C for a chill of -29C. We have the freeze coming here, staying around the mid to low 20's.  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 31, 2004, 03:44 PM
Snow sucks, pic from last night, a guy on the spawn board here in Winnipeg...

(http://jyuen.ca/albums/album02/hypnotiqa_027.jpg)

Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on December 31, 2004, 03:58 PM
Very nice, pretty. Yes snow sucks, I'm bloody sick of it & more on the way.  >:(

On another note, we made the Top Ten Canadian weather stories for 2004 (http://ottawastart.com/story/1058.php)

1. Storm drowns and pounds Edmonton
2. White Juan buries Halifax
3. Summer's cold shoulder
4. Peterborough's flood of two centuries
5. B.C. and Yukon - warm, dry and on fire
6. January's nation-wide deep freeze
7. A billion-dollar frost
8. Weather picks on Nova Scotia again
9. Snow dump smothers Prairie spring
10. Weather cures the West Nile virus
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 31, 2004, 05:32 PM
Your storms were awesome.  We fit in nicely at #3:

Quote
Summer plainly forgot residents of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Across the West, it was the coldest May to August on record over the past 57 years. In fact, Winnipeg's summer was the coldest since probably the last ice age. With records dating back to 1872, May to August averaged 13.4°C in the Manitoba capital, almost a full degree colder than the previous record. The summer's worst moment might have been on August 18, when snow pellets fell in downtown Winnipeg and winds blew at 80 km/h. But, by then, most Winnipegers had given up on summer anyway. Luckily, September turned out to be warmer than either June or August - a first for Winnipeg!

Quote
Sadly, disaster came early on August 20 when a widespread killing frost struck parts of south and central Saskatchewan and Manitoba, making it one of the earliest major frosts in 50 years. The combination of cold air, light winds and clear skies - the deadly three ingredients for hoar frost - were just right for a white sheath to coat rooftops, windshields and lush fields. Low temperature records spanning over 100 years were broken at, among others, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Yorkton. Broadview was the coldest spot at -2.9°C. The duration of frost and the immaturity of the grain made the crop especially vulnerable. "What a year," said one farm expert. "Frost has appeared each and every month somewhere in the southern Prairies."

And that one covers my work angle since I work with farmers.  Not a happy year between frosts and BSE. 

Only three more months of snow, then we get another shot at getting it right.  Worst part is it was so hard to get golf games in, I only played 11 times. 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on December 31, 2004, 06:16 PM
Holy Crap! :o  Just saw the stats on the snowstorm that went through --> 32 cm or 12 1/2 " of snow.  But it gets better, another snowstorm warning in effect for tomorrow, another 6"! :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 1, 2005, 04:33 PM
Yikes Brent, and I thought the 6 inches we've had in the last 3 days was a lot.  Good luck digging out. 

-18oC with windchill of -29oC here in Kindersley.  It actually didn't feel that cold when I was shoveling this afternoon. 

Happy New Year! [insert sarcasm if desired] 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 1, 2005, 08:01 PM
I was amazed Jesse.  Not far from us there was half that amount, I guess they just wanted it all to fall on the area between my home and work ::)

Next storm has begun, but pretty tame so far for snow fall.  Do have a heavy snowfall warning in place, but I guess it will be overnight stuff. 

-17 C with ENE wind 35 KMH; wind chill -29.  Sadly, that feels warm :-X
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on January 1, 2005, 08:44 PM
We've got freezing rain here. The **** freezes as soon as it hits the ground. There's about a 3/4" thick sheet of ice on EVERYTHING. ******* sucks.

I was going to go do some more heavy drinking socializing with this new chick I just met, but that's off.


Guess I'll be watching the CapitalOne Bowl highlights tonight on Sportscenter with Iowa's awesome win today.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on January 3, 2005, 10:16 AM
Ugh.

We got clobbered with freezing rain over the weekend too.  It was the strangest thing I've seen in my life, if was like it was POURING rain, but it wasn't rain, it was tiny little rice-shaped ice pellets.  Complete with Thunder and Lighning too. 

Very, very odd.

The worst part was when it coated out our phone line to our house which then cracked in the blustery wind.  Not broken clean through, so we've got a TON of static on the line and it was near unusuable for the DSL which meant a weekend without the net!   >:(

My first weekend "off" from my busy schedule and I couldn't even play on-line!  :(

Jeff
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 3, 2005, 10:36 AM
Yet another "snow storm" where they were predicting and forecasting doom and gloom and we got, what a 1/4" of ice pellets?  I hate that, it annoys me to no end. 

Since we moved to Maplewood and have a driveway to shovel, I think the most snow I've had to shovel is a little over 3".  I say I because last year I know we had more but I was in bed without an appendix
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 3, 2005, 01:21 PM
We got more, but the neighbour came over and did our driveway with the snowplow, so it was relatively painless.  Still haven't seen an amount, but it had to be less than forecast, so maybe about 3" more.  Sides of the driveway are stacked with snow, about the same height as the roof of my car now.  Haven't seen snow like this locally since 1997 and we had a pretty darn major flood around Winnipeg and southern Manitoba that year :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 3, 2005, 01:25 PM
I hate the weather, I really do. We're going to be pushing 70 for about the next week or two, which sucks big time for me and the other cold weather lovers.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on January 3, 2005, 01:30 PM
We got more, but the neighbour came over and did our driveway with the snowplow, so it was relatively painless.  Still haven't seen an amount, but it had to be less than forecast, so maybe about 3" more.  Sides of the driveway are stacked with snow, about the same height as the roof of my car now.  Haven't seen snow like this locally since 1997 and we had a pretty darn major flood around Winnipeg and southern Manitoba that year :-\

All the snow seems to be staying to the north or east of us here in MN. 

It seems like all the "Alberta Clipper" storms are dumping all the snow on you Southern Canadians so the storms are empty when they get to the Twin Cities.  Then, the storms hit the Great Lakes, pick up a bunch of moisture, and dump snow on the eastern states.

I mean, this weekend Duluth, MN got 9.5 inches of snow while the Twin Cities got 1/4" of Ice pellets.

Strange...

Jeff
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 3, 2005, 01:38 PM
Not too bad here, -19°C and lows of mid to late -20's. Just some skiff of snow though I do have to brush off the snow on my truck from the other day, not much. Just don't like it when the wind picks up... (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/figuren/a014.gif)

Alberta Clipper, blame Canada!  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 3, 2005, 02:18 PM
Not too bad here, -19°C and lows of mid to late -20's. Just some skiff of snow though I do have to brush off the snow on my truck from the other day, not much. Just don't like it when the wind picks up... (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/figuren/a014.gif)

Alberta Clipper, blame Canada!  :-\

We're back to cold now and I'm pleased.  Enough snow!  -22 C, wind chill has us at -32.

And don't worry Dale, the last one was from Montana.  It was the big one that originated out of AB.  Most of our really heavy snowstorms tend to be Colorado Clipper's though, at least in spring.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2005, 09:37 AM
Bring back my cold weather :-\


Be careful what you wish for:

-35°C
A few clouds FEELS LIKE   -47°C  
WIND   NW 13 km/h
GUSTS   
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   74%
DEWPOINT   -38°C
PRESSURE   103.98 kPa 
VISIBILITY   24 km
CEILING   unlimited
 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: chuckles on January 4, 2005, 09:45 AM
Snow has been virtually nonexistent here all winter. I just heard on the news this morning that so far, we've had something like 2.8" the entire season. And that is a record low amount thru Jan. 4th for the area since they started keeping records.

I just hope we don't play catch up and get like 40" in March.  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2005, 09:55 AM
So do we.  We have enough snow now for the whole year.  We also had a wet summer.  If ND and Minnesota get big snowfalls, we're probably looking at repeating 1997's spring floods.  Not good.  Not good at all.  Also not good for everything along the Red River - like Grand Forks. 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 4, 2005, 10:09 AM
There is snow North of here and forecast for a big dumping south of here but we have nothing.  Its rather weird but I really don't mind it
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Brian on January 4, 2005, 10:35 AM
Well, according to the meteorologists, our first big snow storm is supposed to be hitting today/tonight/tomorrow.  We had a bit of an ice storm Sunday night and everything is covered with a thin layer of ice now.  They are saying we are in for 7-12" of the white stuff, we'll see if that works out or not.  Kind of looking forward to it, we haven't really had any snow this winter yet, and I enjoy some snow now and then....as long as it doesn't cause major problems and/or injuries to people.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2005, 11:06 AM
We have a total for our two days of snow in Winnipeg - 49 cm (19.3 inches).  Lovely stuff, very pretty but it's a wee bit of a nightmare on the roads.  Good luck with your snow Brian.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on January 4, 2005, 06:17 PM
I just had the shittiest drive I've ever been through.

I went down to Cedar Rapids today, thinking I'd be there and back long before the **** hit the fan.
 
I was wrong.

I left the city limits, got on I-380, and BAM! A thin sheet of ice for 45 miles. All the faster I dared go was 25-35 mph. Took me an hour and twenty minutes to go 45 miles.
I'm staying in for the next couple of days, since it's really going to get ****** here. Now the snow is falling.

**** me.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: CorranHorn on January 4, 2005, 07:38 PM
the vile white stuff is expected hit chicagoland this evening with an accumulation of up to a foot over the next day and a half. its going to ****** suck, going to have to shovel out a parking spot on the street, going to have to drive with people who are scared of a few flakes (in the early moments of the storm when we're only getting a little snow). i hate winter, its hard to believe i was born here....

hmi: love the new avatar!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 4, 2005, 09:14 PM
A few flurries by Thursday according to the long range forecast but thats it. Dipping down to -31°C by the weekend and staying around for a few days. As long as there is no wind I can take it over the snow.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on January 4, 2005, 09:18 PM
hmi: love the new avatar!

Thanks. I think I'm going to have JD host it since I'm sucking up someone else's bandwidth, but after what happened to Matt last night....

Got an inch here now, with no signs of slowing down. I called my bro in Ames and he said they've got two inches there already.

This is a storm, no doubt. Good thing I've got food, beer, and cigarettes enough to last till Friday. I also have milk and water, but I'm on vacation, man. :)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 4, 2005, 11:19 PM
And we still have a 1/4" of ice pellets on the ground...weird weird weird
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on January 5, 2005, 10:18 AM
And we still have a 1/4" of ice pellets on the ground...weird weird weird

No kidding!  That stuff just won't melt!   >:(

I've been out every day whacking away with the ice-breaker trying to clear the driveway and walk.   :(

It is truly strange that we've only had 2.8" of snow so far, while places just 2 hours north of south get that much in a single storm.   :-\

I'm starting to get worried that we are going to just get hammered in March to make up for it...

Jeff
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2005, 10:22 AM
I tell ya, when you drive a car for an hour and it never really gets warm, it's cold.  When you get to work and sit there shivering for half an hour afterwards, it's cold.  Damn cold.

-35°C
Clear FEELS LIKE   -46°C  
WIND   S 11 km/h
GUSTS   
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   60%
DEWPOINT   -40°C
PRESSURE   104.01 kPa 
VISIBILITY   8.0 km
CEILING   unlimited
 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 5, 2005, 10:36 AM
 ;D

-15°C
A few clouds FEELS LIKE   -23°C
WIND   S 15 km/h
GUSTS   
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   60%
DEWPOINT   -21°C
PRESSURE   101.97 kPa 
VISIBILITY   24 km
CEILING   unlimited
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2005, 10:43 AM
 >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 5, 2005, 10:50 AM
THURSDAY
TEMP -9°C
CONDITION Light Snow
P.O.P.  60%
FEELS LIKE -17°C
WIND NW 30 km/h
HUMIDITY  94%
SNOW less than 1 cm   ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Brian on January 5, 2005, 10:54 AM
We're getting hit with basically the same storm that Ben is talking about.  Had the ice stuff on Sunday night, got about 6 inches of snow yesterday/last night, and some light snow with lots o' wind today.  Sounds like we could be in for another 6+ inches by the end of the night tonight.  Sometimes I wish we had a snowblower ;).
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on January 5, 2005, 10:57 AM
I want to play too...

TEMP  -17°C (1°F)
Overcast  FEELS LIKE   -26°C (-14°F)
WIND   N 19 km/h
GUSTS    
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   71%
DEWPOINT   -21°C (-5°F)
PRESSURE   103.57 kPa  
VISIBILITY   16 km
CEILING   11000 ft

Oooh... we're colder than Canada!

 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2005, 11:07 AM


Oooh... we're colder than Canada!

 

Hey >:(  You're colder than wussy boy up there in Edmonchuk.  That's not really Canada though, they still have a hockey team :'(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 5, 2005, 11:13 AM
(http://www.agriculture.com/data/agol/fnw/free/canst1.gif)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on January 5, 2005, 11:15 AM
Dang, it looks like Winnipeg is the coldest place on earth today...  :(

Jeff
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 5, 2005, 04:12 PM
(http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/snow_model/images/full/Upper_Midwest/nsm_depth/200501/nsm_depth_2005010505_Upper_Midwest.png)

See what I was talking about...plenty of snow north and lots of snow south.  Nothing in the middle
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2005, 04:17 PM
Look, it all ends right at the border.  Whoo-hoo!  Hey, wait a second....
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Mikey D on January 6, 2005, 07:46 AM
New England is now getting what started in California, caused flooding in Vegas and dropped ice & snow in Brian's neck of the woods.  Lovely.

Doesn't bother me too much, I know how to drive in this ****, unlike some other ******** on the road.  Hate shoveling though. 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 6, 2005, 10:57 AM
-14°C
Partly Cloudy
Feels Like -20°C
UV Index: 0 Low
Dew Point: -18°C
Humidity: 64%
Visibility: 16.1 kilometers
Pressure: 1,017.3 millibars and rising
Wind: From the Northwest at 11 km/h
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 6, 2005, 11:06 AM
The temperature will drop by the weekend.  :'(

Temp.:  -5°C 
Pressure:  100.3 kPa 
Visibility:  16km 
Humidity:  81% 
WindChill:  -12 
DewPoint:  -8°C 
Wind:  N22 km/h
gusting to 32 km/h

Today .. Snow and local blowing snow. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. Temperature falling to minus 12 this afternoon.
Tonight .. Light snow ending this evening then clearing. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 17.
Friday .. Sunny. High minus 16.
Saturday .. Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 29. High minus 25.
Sunday .. Sunny. Low minus 30. High minus 23.
Monday .. A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 29. High minus 20.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Darth Paul on January 6, 2005, 12:25 PM
-4°C
Overcast. Light snow and light freezing rain.
   
FEELS LIKE     -10°C
WIND     E 19 km/h
GUSTS     
RELATIVE HUMIDITY     86%
DEWPOINT     -6°C
PRESSURE     100.21 kPa
VISIBILITY     4.8 km
CEILING     800 ft

Don't know how you Prairie boys do it, this is bad enough.   :o

It is, however, forecast to go up to +14 C  by next week here ;D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Brian on January 6, 2005, 03:34 PM
Our first snowstorm of the season is pretty much wrapped up now.  I think we ended up with about 8" on the ground or so, with lots of wind and drifting.  Streets still aren't the best, but it could have been much worse (and many of you have seen much worse already).  Nice to have some snow on the ground, it is winter after all, but they could clear these streets anytime and it would be fine with me ;).
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on January 6, 2005, 04:30 PM
I think we have about 10-12 inches of this **** here.

I didn't go anywhere yesterday, but I did today. The roads aren't that bad, it's just the parking lots at Target and Wal-Mart that are horrendous.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 6, 2005, 04:38 PM
I don't ever get to participate in this thread living in "Sunny Southern California".  ;)

BUT, I finally have the privelege of announcing that we had some snow just 15 minutes away from us in a couple different directions this past week.  Been COLD out here, and we've had a ton of storms for the past week and a half.  So the combination of those two surprisingly covered most of our local mountain tops in white, down to about 2,500 feet.  Yeah, technically nothing on the ground here, but hell, this is as close as we've come in many years!  They've even had to shut down some of our main freeways here due to the snow.

Cool!  I'm almost like you guys now!   8)

 :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 6, 2005, 04:52 PM
I think we have about 10-12 inches of this **** here.

I didn't go anywhere yesterday, but I did today. The roads aren't that bad, it's just the parking lots at Target and Wal-Mart that are horrendous.

It's funny, the first places cleared around here are those exact same parking lots. 


Cool! I'm almost like you guys now! 8)

 :P

Shut.  Up. 

It warmed up here today.  I usually post the am conditions, but was out driving around until now (did you know in this **** your car never actually warms up?)

-20°C
A few clouds FEELS LIKE   -33°C  
WIND   S 31 km/h
GUSTS   44 km/h
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   77%
DEWPOINT   -23°C
PRESSURE   100.30 kPa 
VISIBILITY   19 km
CEILING   unlimited

Oh look, it is warmer ::)
 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 6, 2005, 05:03 PM
I'd also like to note that when I was out in Minnesota a couple months ago, that it was actually WARMER than SoCal at that time.  Very disappointing.  I think you guys must all be lying about this "snow" stuff you keep babbling about...   ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 6, 2005, 05:06 PM
Sounds like you have more snow in Cali right now as well :-X
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 6, 2005, 05:13 PM
I'd also like to note that when I was out in Minnesota a couple months ago, that it was actually WARMER than SoCal at that time.  Very disappointing.  I think you guys must all be lying about this "snow" stuff you keep babbling about...   ::)

Come visit me, big fella.  I'll buy your beer and give you a place to stay. 

I dare you. :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 6, 2005, 05:25 PM
One beer?  ::)  Make it a Guinness 4-pack, and I may consider it.

Or, how 'bout you come down here?  I dare you...

Or maybe we can just meet somewhere half way in between?  Like say... Indy?   8)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: hansolo_506 on January 6, 2005, 05:27 PM
I live in south-central Nebraska.  The skies cleared overnight and we are digging out now.

Storm totals :
14.7 " of snow
3-4' snow drifts
last night was -8 with wind chill of -25

brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 6, 2005, 05:29 PM
***** :-*

I suppose somewhere in your dictionary the plural of beer is beers?  Ok, here's the deal, I'll put you up at our house, we'll feed you and I'll take you out drinking, at least two nights.  I'll buy all your damn Guiness if you drag your sorry ass up here in the dead of winter?  Of course with my luck, we'll get  a heat wave.  But even that won't melt this boatload of snow around here.  

I was cursing the damn guy that plowed our street.  For the second year in a row he basically scraped away about 20 square feet of our lawn.  In addition he left me a nice foot deep and four foot wide swatch of compressed snow (read: ice) to shovel out since my Altima didn't come with four wheel drive.  Had to use two different shovels and a bloody axe to get rid of that **** >:(

I'll be down to San Diego in 2006, good enough?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 6, 2005, 05:47 PM
I'll be down to San Diego in 2006, good enough?

Really?  When?  What for?  Bugs?

LMK, and we'll definitely get together!  It's about 2 1/2 hours away, but I can probably manage.  Assuming the "all the beer you want" offer is still on the table!  Or does that only apply to Canada?   :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jim on January 6, 2005, 06:03 PM
Ice Storm out my way now.  Nothing like a 2 hour commute home at 20 mph :(  And I only live about 35 miles from my job. 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 6, 2005, 06:46 PM
I'll be down to San Diego in 2006, good enough?

Really?  When?  What for?  Bugs?

LMK, and we'll definitely get together!  It's about 2 1/2 hours away, but I can probably manage.  Assuming the "all the beer you want" offer is still on the table!  Or does that only apply to Canada?   :P

Only applies to Winnipeg.  In winter. 

As for 2006, fall, either November or possibly early December (I guess that's kind of wintery?).  And yes, bugs.  Entomological Society of America meetings.  Can't remember the name of the place, but it's on hotel circle.  When I find the name again, I'll let you know. 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Brian on January 7, 2005, 09:23 AM
Quote
I think we have about 10-12 inches of this **** here.

I didn't go anywhere yesterday, but I did today. The roads aren't that bad, it's just the parking lots at Target and Wal-Mart that are horrendous.

I think we ended up with around 10 now too, from what I'm hearing.  Hard to tell with the drifting, but plenty of snow either way.  I will echo what Ben said about the parking lots.  It is crazy how people drive/park when weather like this hits.  We ran to Wal-Mart yesterday, and the aisle (to drive in) between the rows of parked cars was so narrow you could barely fit through.  It is funny how chaos seems to set in when people can't "see the lines".  It was a mess.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 10, 2005, 09:59 AM
Not to bad thus far.

Temp.:  -18°C 
Pressure:  101.7 kPa 
Visibility:  24km 
Humidity:  79% 
DewPoint:  -21°C 
Wind:  0 km/h

A little cooler during the week:

Today .. A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this morning. High minus 14.
Tonight .. Cloudy periods. Low minus 16.
Tuesday .. Cloudy. Periods of light snow beginning in the morning. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h in the afternoon. High minus 14.
Wednesday .. A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 30. High minus 26.
Thursday .. Sunny. Low minus 32. High minus 23.
Friday .. Sunny. Windy. Low minus 31. High minus 23

Last night it was minus 23 and a bit of a wind, cuts right through you. 

Roads are not great ethier, lots of black ice!  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2005, 10:05 AM
***********.  Pardon my French, but here's where we are right now:

-27°C
A few clouds WIND   SW 7 km/h
GUSTS   
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   69%
DEWPOINT   -31°C
PRESSURE   102.66 kPa 
VISIBILITY   19 km
CEILING   unlimited
 
No wind chill at the moment, so it's positively balmy ::)

But our forecast is spectacular, really.  Lows for Wednesday/Thursday this week are both -36 C :'(  Better yet, flurries are forecast for that time >:(  It's supposed to be too damn cold to snow but no, we get it anyway.  Y'see, cold can be tolerated cuz it doesn't snow.  When it snows and it's cold (as in really cold) it becomes annoying and intolerable. 

The only solace is that long range forecasts are shite.  Wednesday isn't that far off, but I can hope. 

Brr.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 10, 2005, 12:33 PM
Brrr is right.  -33oC right now, I think I'll be waiting a couple hours before I go anywhere.  It's my day off, and I'm happy to stay right here and hang out with my daughter. 

No wind chill at the moment, so it's positively balmy ::)

At least we've got that going for us too.   :-\

Although, there is a chance that I've got some Star Wars figures waiting for me at the post office...  Ah, yes, another advantage to small town living - no door to door postal service.  Frick.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2005, 12:48 PM
You know what, it is an advantage.  I've had stuff left on the doorstep multiple times, including way back when I ordered two Wuhers from the collector's club and they were left out in the rain, both cards trashed.  I've also had one box delivered to a neighbour's place.  I live in Winnipeg and get stuff delivered to Carman, so it stays nice and warm and DRY in the post office until I go get it.  Be careful what you ask for. 

Also, in newer subdivisions they're putting in central boxes, one per street with keys, just like at your post office in Kindersley.  All the packages go to a central depot. 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 10, 2005, 01:10 PM
I live in Winnipeg and get stuff delivered to Carman, so it stays nice and warm and DRY in the post office until I go get it.  Be careful what you ask for. 

Hmmm... Good point.  Things are always greener on the other side, aren't they?  ;)  When you put it that way, at least I know that they're safe from exposure to the elements.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2005, 01:17 PM
Well, there might be the hiding-it-from-the-wife factor mixed in there as well, but most of my intentions are honourable :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 10, 2005, 01:19 PM
Well, there might be the hiding-it-from-the-wife factor mixed in there as well, but most of my intentions are honourable :P

(http://www.cheesebuerger.net/images/midi/frech/a012.gif)
Title: Re: Rain!
Post by: JediMAC on January 10, 2005, 03:37 PM
No snow anymore, but I'm sure most of you have seen (on CNN (http://www.cnn.com/) or whatever) that SoCal is having some slightly inclement weather right now.  Going on 4 straight days of constant downpour, so everything around me is flooded, or covered in mudslides.  Took me 2.25 hours to drive 19 miles to work today.  Lots of freeway and road closures everywhere around L.A. right now.  There were 720 weather related traffic accidents yesterday alone (yes, we're ****** drivers here, but still...)  Hell, they're even closing alot of the public schools at this point.  Pretty crazy...

(http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/interactive/weather/0501/gallery.storms/01.house.cnn.jpg) (http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/interactive/weather/0501/gallery.storms/02.jeep.cnn.jpg) (http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/WEATHER/01/10/storm.rdp.ap/top.05.weather.ap.jpg) (http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/WEATHER/01/10/storm.rdp.ap/story.storm.rescue.ap.jpg) (http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/interactive/weather/0501/gallery.storms/03.man.stringer.jpg) (http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/interactive/weather/0501/gallery.storms/04.mudslide.ap.jpg)

Fun stuff.   ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 10, 2005, 03:53 PM
Thats some crazy weather Matt, if it's not a wildfire it's a downpour.  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 10, 2005, 05:08 PM
Or an earthquake...   ;)


Yep.  I remember about 10 years ago when L.A. got hit by the Northridge quake, wildfires, and massive floods.  People actually were making/selling T-shirts saying: "L.A. - 1994: I survived the Quakes, Wildfires, and Floods", or whenever it was, don't recall now.  But yeah, aside from Hurricanes/Tornadoes, we seem to have a penchant out here for natural disasters.   :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on January 10, 2005, 05:19 PM
But yeah, aside from Hurricanes/Tornadoes, we seem to have a penchant out here for natural disasters.   :-\

That's OK, one day when California is tossed into the ocean by a massive earthquake, it will all be over...  :P

Jeff
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Darth Paul on January 10, 2005, 05:43 PM
When I see Southern California's weather/fire woes, I always think the same thing:
It's just nature's way of telling people they shouldn't be living there.
All these subdivisions in the canyons.  Let's cut down all the green, making hillsides unstable and prone to collapse.  Let's build in canyons and gulches, right in the path of floodwaters which will race through because we cut all the vegetation down that would normally have slowed the water.
And oh yeah, when it isn't flooding, the place is a desert.  All our water is brought in from hundreds of miles away, permanently altering eco-systems on the other side of the mountains.  It's pretty dry usually, wonder why we have so many fires, jumping from roof to roof in those wonderful canyons.
And...I wonder why my kids are being eaten by cougars in the local park?  I heard someone mention encroachment on wildnerness, but...
I think SoCal is really a giant scam engineered by the construction and insurance industries.
That said, I hope your house is OK JediMac.  :o

Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 10, 2005, 05:50 PM
I have not knowingly, directly contributed to any of those things Paul, I swear!   :-[

I'm just a simple man, trying to make his way in the universe...   :P

(house is OK, so far)   ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 10, 2005, 06:13 PM
(house is OK, so far)   ;)

(http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/WEATHER/01/10/storm.rdp.ap/top.1618.storm.home.ap.jpg)

But this one isn't (on the front page of CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com) right now), and it's in Canyon Country which is only about a mile away from us, 3 minutes up the main street in our area.   :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 10, 2005, 11:09 PM
Yikes.  Keep safe, OK?  But if you do need to evacuate, don't use this road:   :o

(http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/WEATHER/01/10/storm.rdp.ap/top.rock.ap.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on January 11, 2005, 05:04 AM
We're going to get more of that freezing rain and snow nonsense tomorrow. After that, it's supposed to be downright frigid. ****.
At least we don't have mudslides or any crazy **** like that.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jesse James on January 11, 2005, 05:08 AM
And Pittsburgh continues on its Winter of utter stupidity with temps in the 60's the next couple days, then POSSIBLY a snow on Friday/Saturday.

Possibly...

We've had a dusting this year, that's about it really.  Tons of rain.  Every storm hitting Cali is coming here then, which means the leak in my car is just making me change out the towels more often and make sure the plastic's secured.  Had it all been snow, we'd have been screwed as far as traveling any distance goes...  Instead we just got more flooding.

I had flashbacks to the great flood of '04.   :o
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 11, 2005, 10:26 AM
Holy ****!

A mudslide in La Conchita, Ventura County, is shown Monday, Jan. 10, 2005. The huge mudslide crashed down on homes, killing at least one person and leaving up to 12 missing as a Pacific storm hammered Southern California for a fourth straight day.

(http://sfgate.com/c/pictures/2005/01/11/mn_california_storm6.jpg)

Rescue workers dig through the mud and debris looking for surviors in the La Conchita, Calif. community between Ventura and Santa Barbara on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005. Santa Barbara Avenue is the visible steet.

(http://sfgate.com/c/pictures/2005/01/11/mn_western_storm7.jpg)

(http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/WEATHER/01/11/california.mudslide/story.storm.landslide.kcal.jpg)

Hope everything is safe in your neck of the woods Matt.  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 11, 2005, 01:11 PM
Um, yeah, so it's cold and going to snow.  Seems a lot easier to bear after those pictures :o  Be safe, Alice.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 11, 2005, 01:27 PM
Were sitting easy till tonight, yeah snow.

Temp.:  -15°C 
Pressure:  100.7
kPa 
Visibility:  13km 
Humidity:  77% 
DewPoint:  -18°C 
Wind:  E5 km/h

Today .. Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning this afternoon. Temperature steady near minus 15.
Tonight .. Periods of snow. Amount 2 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 near midnight. Low minus 28. Extreme wind chill minus 40.
Wednesday .. Sunny with cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light in the afternoon. High minus 25. Extreme wind chill minus 43.
Thursday .. Sunny. Low minus 36. High minus 24.
Friday .. Sunny. Low minus 33. High minus 26.
Saturday .. Sunny. Low minus 31. High minus 17.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 11, 2005, 01:36 PM
-26°C
A few clouds WIND   N 4 km/h
GUSTS   
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   76%
DEWPOINT   -29°C
PRESSURE   101.99 kPa 
VISIBILITY   13 km
CEILING   unlimited
 

Snow tomorrow is going to warm us up nicely, until the low Saturday night -->  -38C not counting windchill :'(  High tomorrow in the snow is -11 though, so should see some joggers out in shorts.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: HWR on January 11, 2005, 01:48 PM
Yesterday we just broke a record here in Denmark.

The temperature was +12,4 degrees Celcious, the hottest  temperature ever in January here in Denmark.

In this past weekend we had one of the top three heaviest storms in Demark in the last 100 years, it was actually considered a small hurricane and got the name Bertha. The heaviest storm ever was the hurricane Adam from December 1999. Even thru it was the worst hurricane ever in Demark it was still onlt an F1 with the blows of  F3 level.


Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 11, 2005, 02:12 PM
Yikes.  Keep safe, OK?  But if you do need to evacuate, don't use this road:   :o

(http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/WEATHER/01/10/storm.rdp.ap/top.rock.ap.jpg)

I'm on Topanga Canyon quite often on my toy hunts, but fortunately not down that far (towards the coast) where that massive boulder fell.  Pretty crazy...

As for that La Conchita slide, what makes that especially sad, is that EXACT same spot had the EXACT SAME thing happen almost EXACTLY 10 years ago.  But the last time, it only wiped out 3-5 houses and I don't think anyone died.  I was actually living up in Santa Barbara at the time, so I passed that spot frequently.  It was always very sad to see those several houses remain covered in dirt for years to come, and essentially just become part of the landscape.  Last I saw that area, the houses ruined 10 years ago were still squashed there.

And now this...  There's 3 people listed as dead now, and up to 21 more missing.  Very, very sad.  They had put up a huge retaining wall at the base of that hill after the first hillslide, but the thing just got obliviated this time around.  Proved totally useless...   :-\

Storms have actually stopped this morning, but there's another one on the way in in a couple hours, but that's supposed to be the last one.  Hopefully that means I can get back to a regular commute soon.  Yesterday it took me 2.25 hours to get in.  Today, almost 2.75 hours.  Disgusting.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Brian on January 11, 2005, 03:21 PM
Man, those mudslide pictures are crazy.  Very sad, and I hope all of this is over for you Californians soon.  Glad to hear you and your house are still safe Matt, and hope that continues (for everyone, for that matter).  Very sad pictures.

We're getting iced over again today, and like Ben mentioned earlier in the thread, its going to be hella cold the rest of the week the way it sounds in our states' areas.  Doesn't seem like much of a concern at all seeing what you are dealing with out West.  Take care Californians :).
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 12, 2005, 08:23 AM
Holy lick!  >:(

Ice Crystals 
Temp.:  -25°C 
Pressure:  102.0 kPa 
Visibility:  10km 
Humidity:  70% 
WindChill:  -39  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/figuren/a014.gif)
DewPoint:  -29°C 
Wind:  NNW32 km/h gusting to 41km/h
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 12, 2005, 01:40 PM
Monday's forecast was 3-6" of snow, last night they were talking 1-3"...as it stands, they now say less than an inch.  Damn I hate that...really...its your ******* job bastards
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 12, 2005, 04:26 PM
Monday's forecast was 3-6" of snow, last night they were talking 1-3"...as it stands, they now say less than an inch.  Damn I hate that...really...its your ******* job bastards

It's all up here Scott, it never swung that far south, at least not yet.  We got 4" of nice, light, fluffy stuff.  It's pretty warm too, only -12 with a wind chill of -22 C.  The kicker comes in a couple of hours.  Yup, a blizzard warning.  Wind chills around -45 with the wind whipping that light fluffy snow all over the place.  Great visibility for the ride home.  Yay me. 

Not to detract from Matt's crisis down in SoCal, but we have one serious buttload of snow up here.  I haven't seen this much since 1997 and that was a serious pile of snow, followed by some pretty widespread flooding during the spring and early summer. 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 12, 2005, 06:58 PM
Yikes:

Tonite:

Low -37oC, -52oC with windchill.   :'(

Nuff said.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 13, 2005, 03:27 AM
Yikes is right Jesse!

Right now theres no real big wind.

Clear Temp.: -30°C
Pressure: 103.4kPa
Visibility: 11km
Humidity: 62%
DewPoint: -35°C
Wind: WSW 4km/h
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2005, 10:11 AM
-24°C
Clear. Blowing snow. FEELS LIKE   -39°C  
WIND   NW 39 km/h
GUSTS   48 km/h
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   69%
DEWPOINT   -28°C
PRESSURE   101.86 kPa 
VISIBILITY   8.0 km
CEILING   unlimited

Supposed to get cooler during the day.  Another ho-hum winter day.  Wind chill tonight should dip to -47C.  I'll get excited when it hits -50, nothing less.  Skin freezes in less than two minutes.  On pussies maybe ::)
 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 13, 2005, 10:16 AM
They said today we're in for the longest cold snap in 10 years here.  I remember the last one.  I was still at the U of Minn and had to walk about a mile to campus every day.  I wore my long underwear far too long, it was like a second skin trying to get them off

We've already had our high today, it should be below 0 oF for the next 3 days, warming up to 5 oF on Monday :o
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on January 13, 2005, 10:21 AM
We've already had our high today, it should be below 0 oF for the next 3 days, warming up to 5 oF on Monday :o

Unless, of course, they are wrong about THAT, too...  ::)

Stupid weather people...  >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 13, 2005, 10:23 AM
No doubt...we had a whopping 1/2" of snow out the latest Weather Terror Alert of the Century...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 13, 2005, 10:37 AM
As of right now:

-38°C
Clear
Humidity: 59%
Wind Speed: SSW 7 MPH
Barometer: 1025 mb 
Dewpoint -43°C
Heat Index: -38°C
Wind Chill: -49°C   :o

Today..Sunny. High minus 27.
Tonight..Clear. Low minus 40.
Friday..Sunny. Wind becoming west 20 km/h in the morning. High minus 21. Extreme wind chill minus 41.
Saturday..Sunny. Low minus 28. High minus 19.
Sunday..Sunny. Low minus 23. High minus 12.
Monday..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 17. High minus 15.
Normals for the period..Low minus 20. High minus 9.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2005, 11:09 AM
They said today we're in for the longest cold snap in 10 years here.  I remember the last one.  I was still at the U of Minn and had to walk about a mile to campus every day. 

That wasn't 1996 by any chance, was it?  We had a brutal January/February then.  I don't think we quite set a record, but we were close to the longest ever stretch (locally) without temperatures rising above -30 C.  We went about 32 days and the record was 34 or something like that.  That's the high temperature too!

It was actually kind of surreal.  The air was super still the whole time, basically nothing moved.  All frozen solid, I guess.  Kind of wild when the snow squeaks beneath your feet for months on end.  Hockey rinks stay nice though.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 13, 2005, 11:42 AM
It was 1996, Winter of my Junior year...brr, I still shiver remembering walking to school.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on January 13, 2005, 01:57 PM
Yeah, it's cold as hell and windy here, too.
 >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 13, 2005, 06:02 PM
Possible Tornados followed by cold. More later.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Darth Paul on January 13, 2005, 06:09 PM
14°C
Overcast. Light rain showers.
   
WIND     W 39 km/h
GUSTS     54 km/h
RELATIVE HUMIDITY     82%
DEWPOINT     11°C
PRESSURE     99.86 kPa
VISIBILITY     8.0 km
CEILING     5800

It's like Spring here today!  This is why Westerners hate Toronto :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 13, 2005, 07:04 PM
Gettin' closer  :-\. I can't wait for the cold front to pass.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jesse James on January 13, 2005, 07:36 PM
So warm today I rode to school with my windows down and back.

Supposedly getting frigid cold, finally, in the next couple days...  Pittsburgh in January should not have a high well into the 60's though.  That's just not natural at all. 

I think the end is upon us.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 13, 2005, 08:15 PM
Thank god, the Mesocyclone it's self headed less than a mile east of here. Still, watch till midnight, so who knows.

As for the cold, I am soooooooooo wanting to get teens here soon. I miss winter.

EDIT: No freaking way...Supercell #2 came with the squall line. This ranks right up there with June for the most Tornados in a month.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 14, 2005, 12:05 AM
14°C
Overcast. Light rain showers.
   
It's like Spring here today!  This is why Westerners hate Toronto :-*

Damn right!   >:(

We're here to bitch, not brag!   :)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 14, 2005, 12:08 AM
I'd just like to casually point out that that is far from the only reason westerners hate toronto, :P but yeah, case in point.  It snows, you call in the military.  Correction, your nutbar mayor did. 

And I ain't bitching, I am bragging. :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Darth Paul on January 14, 2005, 12:50 AM
 ;D

In poor Mayor Mel's defense, there was a LOT of snow that time.  I know he's taken a lot of derision for that, but the mountains of snow clogging the streets were unreal.  The army was actually doing useful things, like bringing people to the hospital when the ambulance couldn't get through.
And our little dose of unreality is ending, even as I speak rain is turning to snow >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on January 14, 2005, 03:10 AM
It's -13 F here, wind chill -26 F. Wind gusts of 50 mph.

Making my furnace work overtime. I should probably talk to the landlord about getting some windows here that don't let so much heat out.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on January 14, 2005, 09:01 AM
TEMP -26°C (-14°F)
FEELS LIKE   -35°C (-31°F)
WIND   W 11 km/h

Car won't start!   >:(

(I was going to plug it in last night, but I forgot   :().

Had to push it into the garage after the wife left, so it's warming up now though...

Jeff
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 14, 2005, 09:54 AM
Glad I plugged my truck in the last couple of days, hope you get the car started Jeff.

Right now:

Clear 
Temp.:  -28°C 
Pressure:  104.0 kPa 
Visibility:  24km 
Humidity:  56% 
WindChill:  -37 
DewPoint:  -34°C 
Wind:  WSW11 km/h 

Today .. Sunny. Wind becoming west 20 km/h this morning. High minus 22. Wind chill minus 39.
Tonight .. Clear. Low minus 23.
Saturday .. Sunny. High minus 15.
Sunday .. Sunny. Low minus 26. High minus 16.
Monday .. A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 17. High minus 7.
Tuesday .. Cloudy. Low minus 9. High minus 4.

Looks like its getting way better in the next few days so far, that can change.  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 14, 2005, 09:58 AM
TEMP -26°C (-14°F)
FEELS LIKE   -35°C (-31°F)
WIND   W 11 km/h

Car won't start!   >:(

(I was going to plug it in last night, but I forgot   :().

Had to push it into the garage after the wife left, so it's warming up now though...

Jeff
It was freeze your nuts off cold out there this morning...brr
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 14, 2005, 11:51 AM
-30°C
A few clouds FEELS LIKE   -43°C
WIND   W 20 km/h
GUSTS   30 km/h
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   61%
DEWPOINT   -35°C
PRESSURE   103.32 kPa 
VISIBILITY   24 km
CEILING   unlimited
 

But wait, it gets better:

Saturday morning:
-3°C
mainly sunny FEELS LIKE   -49°C  
WIND   SW 20 km/h
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   67%
DEWPOINT   -35°C


*********** :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 16, 2005, 11:06 PM
Well, the cold finally cost us some money. 

Seems the door on the Pathfinder was left ajar in the garage and drained the battery, no surprise in this cold.  Had to push the damn thing out of the garage and let me tell you, it is no small feat to push one of those things by yourself :o.  Got it outside, boosted it, got it going.  Plugged it in and then left it outside the garage, just in case. 

Stupid.

Turns out the block heater is busted/disconnected, not working.  Well, the depressed state of the battery (we started it four or five times  and let it run to recharge the battery) was enough combined with the cold and no block heater.  The battery is dead, toasted, finito.  Had a charger on it and nada.  So, go pick up a new battery, it doesn't fit.  Seems the previous owner had customs cables put on and you need offset posts to fit the damn thing.  Stores of course closed, so tomorrow I have to take this battery back and get a different one.   :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 17, 2005, 09:38 AM
Today is going to be intersting here.

Right now:

Mostly Cloudy 
Temp.:  -12°C 
Pressure:  101.7 kPa 
Visibility:  24km 
Humidity:  72% 
DewPoint:  -16°C 
Wind:  SSE8 km/h

Today .. Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Risk of freezing rain. High 4.
Tonight .. Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Risk of freezing rain. Wind becoming north 20 km/h overnight. Low minus 10.
Tuesday .. Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind north 20 km/h becoming southeast 20 in the morning. High minus 8.
Wednesday .. Cloudy. Low minus 12. High minus 7.
Thursday .. Cloudy. Low minus 16. High minus 11.
Friday .. Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 17. High minus 10.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 17, 2005, 10:13 AM
Freezing rain - not cool Dale.  (er, pardon the pun).  They're calling for that here on Thursday.  Talk about one extreme to the other - Going from -50oC with the windchill to above zero in 5 days?  Is -10 so much to ask for?  (Actually, I know it is, but I guy can dream...)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 17, 2005, 10:29 AM
Yeah, freezing rain is not cool. The back roads still have snow on them coated with ice, when it warms up...slush. Then when it rains...  :-\  Not looking forward to it one bit.  >:(

She's starting to warm up already... -8°C. Wish I could send you this nice temp.  :-\

I hate the long range forecast, from another weather site:

FRI     High  -14°C   Low  -26°C
SAT    High      3°C  Low    -1°C  Light rain 60%
SUN   High      4°C  Low      0°C  Light rain 90%

Rain, snow, rain, snow, make up your bloody mind!  >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2005, 12:06 PM
Freezing rain - not cool Dale.  (er, pardon the pun).  They're calling for that here on Thursday.  Talk about one extreme to the other - Going from -50oC with the windchill to above zero in 5 days?  Is -10 so much to ask for?  (Actually, I know it is, but I guy can dream...)

Low last night: -39 C
High tomorrow: -2 C
Low Wednesday night: -39 C

Uh, run that by me again please ???
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jeff on January 17, 2005, 12:28 PM
I heard it was colder up in northern Minnesota, but DANG!

Embarrass, Minnesota, hits 54 below (http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/01/17/cold.weather.ap/index.html)

-54oF ?  (that's -48 C for you Canucks)

and I thought 2-3 days of -10oF was bad...  :(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 17, 2005, 09:17 PM

Greer, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport
Last Update on Jan 17, 8:53 pm EST

 
Fair

26°F
(-3°C) Humidity: 34 %
Wind Speed: N 18 G 25 MPH
Barometer: 30.48" (1033.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 1°F (-17°C)
Wind Chill: 13°F (-11°C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.
 
 
Sweet  8)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 18, 2005, 09:09 AM
The Cold Snap from hell is finally over...back to the 20's today, whew!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 18, 2005, 09:16 AM
Temp.:  -7°C 
Pressure:  101.4 kPa 
Visibility:  24km 
Humidity:  75% 
DewPoint:  -11°C 
Wind:  N5 km/h

Yesterday only got to -1.7°C, so much for that 4 above. We did get alittle freezing rain last night & a sneeze of snow. Snow and flurries for the next 3 days though I'm not liking the forecast for tonight...overnight-Ice pellets. Might as well be hail!  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2005, 10:23 AM
The Cold Snap from hell is finally over...back to the 20's today, whew!

Yeah, for a day.  Up here anyway.  Just long enough to drop some snow. ::)

-11°C
Overcast. Snow and blowing snow. FEELS LIKE   -23°C
WIND   S 44 km/h
GUSTS   57 km/h
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   92%
DEWPOINT   -12°C
PRESSURE   100.49 kPa 
VISIBILITY   0.4 km  
CEILING   300 ft

Forecast high for tomorrow: -23 C
Forecast low for tomorrow: -34 C

Long range looks interesting, +1 C on Sunday :o  Probably means we'll get a foot of snow :P
 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jesse James on January 18, 2005, 12:22 PM
We finally got some snow over the weekend.  Not a ton, just enough to make people rethink going out on Saturday.  I still made it to the local geek meeting though.

Twas Fun!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 19, 2005, 09:52 PM
Just ******* great, took alook outside and it's raining. Temps -6°C and the truck is covered with thin ice, not looking forward to the drive to work tonight.  >:( Then to top it off, more snow for tomorrow.  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 19, 2005, 10:25 PM
Last Night Prediction: 1-3" tonight

Tonight: Nothing

Damn stupid ass munchers!

Damn I hate them

"I guess the models didn't get that one right"

No dumbass, stop using models as an excuse for you ******* up ANOTHER forecast.  Its the computers fault afterall

So tonight's forecast: 4-6" over the next two days

Let's see...I might Go Colman on the local Weather Floosy
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 19, 2005, 10:39 PM
Models are what they use to forecast climate change as well.  If you believe all they tell you is true, read this (http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/prometheus/archives/science_policy_general/000318chris_landsea_leaves.html).  Sorry, but I am a big skeptic of that theory and this is just another in a long line of truths that never make the major media.  The real scientist ends up quiting, but the political scientist is a hero?

Anyway, we're getting all the snow Scott, pretty much 3 out of 4 days now and it's just getting silly.  The stuff we had previously has of course not melted, so we have huge ruts and icy roads with new snow on them.  Yippee. :o
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on January 19, 2005, 11:38 PM
Interesting note

Local Radio guy (Joe Soucheray) love's to talk about Global Warming, I think you'd enjoy his show immensly, Brent

http://www.garagelogic.com/lexicon.htm
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 20, 2005, 02:31 AM
That was not a fun drive to work, to start  took me 5 mins. to get my door open then when it's warming up start making a dent on the iced up windows, done 20 mins later.  Roads are a mess, some highways are shut down, black ice all over the place. Now all I have to look forward to now is the drive home. (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/Smileys/classic/undecided.gif)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jesse James on January 20, 2005, 02:51 AM
We got hit today, but I can't say it was with a TON of snow...  I didn't go to school, even though in my neck otw it was only about 3 - 4" or so... 

The thing about it was that the snow hit RIGHT at Rush Hour so it made the morning commute horrible for anyone in it.  I think they were calling 3 or 4 hour inbound times to the city on almost every major route, and some worse because of a couple fatal accidents here and there...  Bad timing today. 

I doubt I'd have gone anyway though because I've learned that my car's more important to me than appeasing the professor who insists on you being at class (which seems like ALL of them to me).

Temps were cold here and there the last couple days, but they flashed a temp from you guy's in Minnesota, and it was about 40 or 50 degrees LOWER than our high I think...  I just laughed.  We get bad winters, but we've been relatively mild this one.  One snow hits and somehow we're now not prepared at all...  They were trying to salt the roads IN rush hour instead of prior...  Hah!  That equals mayhem!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 21, 2005, 08:57 AM
Just a fun drive to work and on the way home.  >:(
Yesterday got to -6.3°C and now it's -18°C. We got more snow than they forecasted, it was like driving on mashed potatoes. Roads are the ***** and polished with black ice and covered with snow.

The temp rises tonight and tomorrow zero then plus 2 on Sunday. More great winter driving!  >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 21, 2005, 10:55 AM
Just a fun drive to work and on the way home.  >:(
Yesterday got to -6.3°C and now it's -18°C. We got more snow than they forecasted, it was like driving on mashed potatoes. Roads are the ***** and polished with black ice and covered with snow.

The temp rises tonight and tomorrow zero then plus 2 on Sunday. More great winter driving!  >:(

Bingo!

Today 5-10 cm of snow, winds 40 gusting to 60 KPH. ::)

Yesterday 2 cm of snow.

Two days ago 5 cm of snow

Three days ago 5 cm of snow, winds gusting to 50 KPH ::)

I've put 900+ kilometers on the car during those four, glorious days.  I am no longer bragging, I am bitching.  I hate this ****.  My work drives are getting obscene, running around 1.5-1.75 hours, each way.  The city crews can't keep up with the **** on the streets and people are getting stupider behind the wheel with each passing day >:( ::)

Oh, but it's warmer.  We're supposed to go up to around -11 C today before the wind whips up, so that's nice. :)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 21, 2005, 11:07 AM
-11 C Toasty. If it wasn't for the wind, you could have a BBQ!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 21, 2005, 11:23 AM
George Foreman Grill baby.  But since you reminded me of BBQ, I need to pick up beer on the way home.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 21, 2005, 11:26 AM
Hmmm Beer. Stick it in the snow and your all set!  ;D

Speaking of Beer, Guinness sure tastes good at this time of day!  :-*
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 21, 2005, 04:01 PM
Looks like a minor Ice Storm is shaping up down here...here's hoping for a big one!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 22, 2005, 02:38 PM
-10°C right now and going to -6°C, temps suppose to rise tonight. Tomorrow, High 6...  :o  Monday, plus 2 and Tuesday, minus 5. A couple of good days if there right, may have to do a BBQ.  ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 22, 2005, 02:53 PM
Enough (http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/WinnipegSun/News/2005/01/22/906468-sun.html) snow already.  Not bad today, sunny and fairly decent, -24.  Warm tomorrow, so I'll heed that BBQ advice. 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 22, 2005, 03:09 PM
Blast! The freezing rain never came to fruition and with it my hopes of delayed school are dashed.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JediMAC on January 22, 2005, 03:25 PM
It's been in the 80's out here all week.

That's all I wanted to add.








Of course, I guess we did just have all that flooding and the mudslides, so I guess it all evens out, eh.   :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 22, 2005, 03:40 PM
They had mudslides up in North Vancouver as well.  Not quite as serious as yours, though they put two people in hospital, killed one woman and destroyed a couple or more houses.  Apparently one couple "surfed" right out of their house on the bed on top of the mud :o   I think when mudslides like that happen, they're trying to communicate something about the building location.  At least with snow all we really have to do is hunker down for a while.  That, of course, didn't stop five people from dying on the highways this week :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Chris on January 22, 2005, 03:50 PM
Blast! The freezing rain never came to fruition and with it my hopes of delayed school are dashed.

Isn't it the weekend?
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 22, 2005, 05:05 PM
Yes, but subfreezing temepetures are expected through the begining of the week...meaning the ice would stick around.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: jokabofe on January 22, 2005, 06:23 PM
We're getting hammered here right now, been snowing for about the last 6 hours, and expected to continue for about another 12 - 15. Total snowfall: 12" - 20"  ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Jesse James on January 22, 2005, 09:12 PM
Eh, we got some snow...  Enough they told people to stay off roads if they can help going out.  Of course that meant I wanted Pizza and had to leave the valley I'm in to get it!  :P

hehe

There's a good thing on History Channel about the French Revolution...  It's itneresting to me, as this is something I really don't know much about so maybe you too will like it if you're snowed in with nothing to watch.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 23, 2005, 09:47 AM
Sure has warmed up here, -1°C right now.  8)
Though they are calling for a 30% chance of freezing rain this morning.  >:( 

Still thats not going to help anything when it's suppose to go to plus 6 today!  :-\
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 23, 2005, 10:05 PM
Currently 22°F with a 15 degree windchill.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 24, 2005, 12:15 PM
Very nice weather yesterday, got to 4.4°C. Had lots of ice on the sidewalk from the snow dripping of the roof. today it's suppose to go to 8°C.  8)

Nice temperatures for the rest of the week if it holds out.

Today .. Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h this afternoon. High 8.
Tonight .. Clearing early this evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low minus 4.
Tuesday .. Sunny with cloudy periods. High plus 1.
Wednesday .. Cloudy. Low minus 12. High minus 6.
Thursday .. Cloudy. Low minus 8. High zero.
Friday .. Cloudy. Low minus 7. High minus 4.

Road crews were out last night in droves, never saw so many snow removal trucks. Guess they want to get it cleaned up during the melt.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on January 28, 2005, 08:35 PM
Big winter storm shaping up...Snow/Sleet tommorow to the amount of 1-3 inches followed by Freezing Rain with damaging accumulations. I hope the over 1 million or so people to be affected by this storm (Georgia...Alabama...South Carolina/North Carolina...Tennesse, ect) get out of it ok, but I do hope that travel is slightly impared throughout the weekend... :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2005, 11:07 PM
It's been nice here for the past few days, plus temperatures for a change. Today has been the coldest, -9 °C right now and we have been getting a lot of fog lately.

Still looking good for the long range forecast.

Tonight Cloudy. 60 percent chance of freezing drizzle. Fog patches. Low minus 11.
Saturday A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 3.
Sunday Sunny. Low minus 6. High plus 1.
Monday Sunny. Low minus 7. High plus 5.
Tuesday Sunny. Low minus 5. High plus 1.

Hate that freezing rain.  >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 29, 2005, 12:00 AM
Been warmer here, but with heat comes wind, so nothing spectacular.  Finally thought I should get off my ass and quit bitching, so I messed with Photobucket for a while, let's see if this works:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1010425.jpg)

That's our front yard.  Not so bad as lots of people get, but that **** stays from November until April or May, without appreciably going down in depth.  The sides of the driveway are about 4 feet deep.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on January 29, 2005, 12:06 AM
Yard, what yard. It's covered in crap! Your driveway looks more like your making a Hockey rink!  :P
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on January 29, 2005, 12:12 AM
Yard, what yard. It's covered in crap! Your driveway looks more like your making a Hockey rink!  :P

Yeah, I didn't respond to Scott's thread because that drive way is long and thick wide enough to make most guys feel inferior.  No snowblower here, purely manual labour ;)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 29, 2005, 01:37 AM
Since I can only enjoy this for another 4 days - NO SNOW HERE!  75oF or 24oC, either way you look at it, this rocks!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on February 2, 2005, 01:40 PM
It's Groundhog Day!  :D

(http://www.spiritualityhealth.com/shimages/film/groundhogdaylrg.jpg)

Groundhogs Willie and Billy predict early spring; Sam and Phil disagree.

Canadian Press: Wednesday, February 02, 2005.

CP) - There was mixed news for winter-weary Canadians desperate enough to count on a handful of bewildered rodents to predict how much longer winter will drag on.

Cheery predictions by Ontario's Wiarton Willie and Alberta's Balzac Billy, who emerged before chanting, pancake-eating crowds and didn't see their shadows - a sign of early spring - were offset by two other furry forecasters suggesting a long winter.

Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam, a woodchuck that lives in a heated den where's he pampered with carrots and broccoli, waddled out of his cosy nursery Wednesday and saw his shadow, suggesting another six weeks of wintry weather.

Pennsylvania's Punxutawney Phil saw his shadow on Gobbler's Knob after being pulled from his burrow in an oak stump by a top-hatted handler.

Right now it's 8 °C and melting like crazy. Looking good then it turns to ****!  >:(

Today Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind west 20 km/h. High 9.
Tonight Cloudy. Low 1.
Thursday Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers late in the day. Wind west 30 km/h. High 8.
Friday Periods of snow. Low minus 9. High minus 6.
Saturday Periods of snow. Low minus 13. High minus 11.
Sunday Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 22. High minus 18.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on February 7, 2005, 12:26 PM
We had some pretty darn nice weather last week.  Hit all of 39 F here and was above 32 F for a couple of days.  Melted some of the harder crap on the roads, so that was great.  Did little (surprisingly) to the overall volume of snow though. 

Now we're back where we "belong" ::) :'(

-25 C, with windchill -36 :-\

The forecast looks pretty good in the long range, but the long range forecast 5 days ago had today at -10 C.  Missed by just a little methinks ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on February 7, 2005, 12:34 PM
-21 °C right now and warming up abit. Better than is was last Friday & Saturday, we have that nice weather and the melt down then it snows!  >:(

Roads are crap again, Saturday night was not fun, went out of town to visit a friend in Spruce Grove which is only a 15 min. drive from me and it took me almost an hour to get there.   >:(
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Diddly on February 7, 2005, 01:03 PM
Currently 331 degrees Kelvin here.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on February 7, 2005, 01:14 PM
That's awfully warm, must be nice :D
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Diddly on February 7, 2005, 01:17 PM
Well I'm kinda sunburned, and people all around town are dying from heat exhaustion, so things aren't very nice here.  :P

(Hopefully everyone knows how to convert 331 Kelvin to Degrees C)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Brian on February 7, 2005, 01:26 PM
Well, after enjoying temps in the 50s last week, we dropped down again and got our second (although smaller) snowstorm this weekend.  Only about 5-6" on the ground so far, possibly more coming tomorrow.  Its been a fairly tame winter so far for the most part though.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on February 9, 2005, 08:12 AM
6-10 inches tonight into tommorow into saturday, according to the folks at the local TV stations.

I'll take it.


Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 9, 2005, 03:52 PM
-7oC, calm and sunny.  Does it get any better in winter?   :)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on February 10, 2005, 09:15 AM
Going to be nice for a few days.

Today Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this morning. High 5.
Tonight Cloudy periods. Low minus 2.
Friday Sunny with cloudy periods. High plus 3.
Saturday Sunny. Low minus 11. High plus 2.

Sweet!.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on February 10, 2005, 09:48 AM
The roads here are a real mess, and it's supposed to get worse as the day progresses.


Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on February 10, 2005, 03:49 PM
NC's getting snow, and I'm being shipped off to New Orleans. Brilliant.  ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on February 11, 2005, 06:45 AM
The roads here are a real mess, and it's supposed to get worse as the day progresses.


Kevin

Update:

What a load that was. We got a dusting. Glens Falls got 10 inches.

Damn.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 15, 2005, 10:04 PM
The weather sure has been nice here lately with temperatures above normal. No snow to be found except the large mounds from snow removal. But alas it was not to last long.  :'(

Right now it's -5°C Overcast. Light snow. Then...  :-\

Wednesday, Light snow, high -11°C. Low -17°C.
Thursday, Flurries, high -6°C. Low -12°C.
Friday, Flurries, high -4°C. Low -14°C.
Saturday, Flurries, high -4°C. Low -14°C.
Sunday, Light snow, high -8°C Low -14°C.
Monday, Light snow, high -11°C. Low -15°C.
Tuesday, Light snow, high -9°C. Low -18°C.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on March 15, 2005, 10:11 PM
It's gonna be 40s all this week. I'm lovin it, but I could do without this wind.

Sorry to hear about your bad weather, Dale.

Move to the States.

Kevin
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on March 15, 2005, 11:13 PM
The weather sure has been nice here lately with temperatures above normal. No snow to be found except the large mounds from snow removal. But alas it was not to last long.  :'(

Right now it's -5°C Overcast. Light snow. Then...  :-\

Wednesday, Light snow, high -11°C. Low -17°C.
Thursday, Flurries, high -6°C. Low -12°C.
Friday, Flurries, high -4°C. Low -14°C.
Saturday, Flurries, high -4°C. Low -14°C.
Sunday, Light snow, high -8°C Low -14°C.
Monday, Light snow, high -11°C. Low -15°C.
Tuesday, Light snow, high -9°C. Low -18°C.

****.  I just plain gave up worrying about it anymore.  It's snowed four of the last five days and it's still cold.  The only places that have had any heat this year are B.C. and Alberta.  All of Canada from Saskatchewan and east is covered in snow. 
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Scott on March 18, 2005, 12:53 AM
Prediction Wednesday: 3"-6" Thursday through Friday

This Morning: 5"-7" Thursday through Saturday
Noonish: STORM OF THE CENTURY 7"-13" Head for you ******* bunker!

As of right now: No flakes, now predicting 3"-6" again and if that I say.  1" possible by morning here

Those bastards.  Damn them all straight to weather hell. 

"Oh, "IT" tracked south"
"Oh, "IT" didn't get enough moisture"
"Oh, are predictions are only good for 2 hours"

I hate the doom and gloom head for the hills false alarms the most though.  Especially living here in a northern state where large snowfalls are common
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 18, 2005, 02:27 AM

I hate the doom and gloom head for the hills false alarms the most though.  Especially living here in a northern state where large snowfalls are common


Yeah, it always seems like the storms that they predict never turn into much.  It's the storms that they don't see coming that knock everyone on their asses.
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Vator on March 19, 2005, 12:39 AM
We got a few flurries here on Thursday...other than that we're going back up to the 70s by Sunday...
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Morgbug on March 23, 2005, 02:07 AM
Prediction Wednesday: 3"-6" Thursday through Friday

This Morning: 5"-7" Thursday through Saturday
Noonish: STORM OF THE CENTURY 7"-13" Head for you ******* bunker!

As of right now: No flakes, now predicting 3"-6" again and if that I say.  1" possible by morning here

Those bastards.  Damn them all straight to weather hell. 

"Oh, "IT" tracked south"
"Oh, "IT" didn't get enough moisture"
"Oh, are predictions are only good for 2 hours"

I hate the doom and gloom head for the hills false alarms the most though.  Especially living here in a northern state where large snowfalls are common

Well, they were sort of right.  To the south of you one place pulled in 27", so I'd say that counts.  Delayed my flight by about 45 minutes on Friday too and that was only at 9:30 am. 

Not surprisingly came home to snow tonight ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Ben on March 23, 2005, 03:58 AM
The bastards here said 'snow and freezing rain tonight'. I just came in from a getting a cigarette, and there's no precipitation at all, and it's 3 AM.

 ::)
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 23, 2005, 09:41 AM
Man did we get some snow, the roads were the ****'s yesterday. I shoveled the walk 6 times to keep up with it and when I got up last night it was just packed as the wind did not help.  >:(

There was snow and ice hanging over the roof but I got that sort of knocked down or should I say it knocked me down when it came down.  ;D

Slowly suppose to get warmer by Sunday (8°C) then getting to 10°C by Tuesday. Time to build an Ark again!
Title: Re: Snow!
Post by: Famine on March 27, 2005, 11:02 PM
No snow here but Flood Warnings. They are saying a half inch of rain an hour here all day tommorow. :P

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 29, 2005, 01:30 PM
What strange weather we are having again.

When we got back from Indy on Monday, it was 22°C, nice. Then it just gets cooler and now we get snow.

Today...Periods of snow. Amount 2 cm. Wind northwest 30 km/h. High minus 1.

Tonight...Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 6.

Saturday...Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. High minus 1.

Almost feels like I'm back in Indy standing in the line ups outside. Rain, wind and snow.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on April 29, 2005, 01:32 PM
Sunny and like, 49 degrees. It's just not right. My floral garden is in full bloom, but it's cold.

Torrential downpours tommorow. :P Early leave from work, I can tell already.


Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jjks on April 29, 2005, 02:21 PM
Raining like a mofo here  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 29, 2005, 07:11 PM
"How's the weather?"  It's ******* snowing.  Thanks for asking.   >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on April 29, 2005, 08:18 PM
It's been snowwing here in the Denver/Fort Collins area for 2 days now. But it isn't accumulating, we have had like 2 inches for the past day and half. It is melting at the same rate it is coming down.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Diddly on April 30, 2005, 11:16 AM
It's raining and in the 50's here. Doesn't feel like May at all. Oh well, I guess this means higher temperatures for June and July. ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on April 30, 2005, 12:50 PM
Line of storms this morning, and maybe another round this evening. Otherwise the conditions are fine...low clouds...70s...ect.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on April 30, 2005, 02:34 PM
It's raining and in the 50's here. Doesn't feel like May at all. Oh well, I guess this means higher temperatures for June and July. ::)

Thats cause it isn't may yet.  :-*

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Diddly on April 30, 2005, 05:03 PM
Late April, early May, it's all good.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on April 30, 2005, 08:39 PM
How's the weather?  Sucks ****.  Remember INdy?  I brought it home and it hasn't left yet >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 30, 2005, 08:53 PM
How's the weather?  Sucks ****.  Remember INdy?  I brought it home and it hasn't left yet >:(

Yeah, I think we all brought it home. Warm the first day then down hill from there.  >:(

Snowed last night just enough to cover the ground and now it's all gone, gets better as the week comes along.  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on June 10, 2005, 04:14 PM
Well the weather here has been pretty good, just getting cloudy and a few thunder boomers happening.

In the past week, the sourthern part of Alberta received major amounts of rain that caused flooding.

Quote
Between 100 mm and 170 mm of rain has pounded some water-logged communities since Sunday, forcing several areas to declare a state of emergency.

Rain eases, but Alberta flood threat persists (http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1118231123405_103/?hub=CTVNewsAt11)

A friend of mine sent me some pictures that are are pretty incredible.   :o   8)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/Southern1.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/Southern2.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/Southern3.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/Southern4.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/Southern5.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/Southern6.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/Southern7.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/Southern8.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/Southern9.jpg)

I'm not sure at this time who sent them to him or where he found them but man thats scary!  :o
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on June 10, 2005, 04:39 PM
It has been pouring here all day. ;D I love rain, there has ben tons of thunder too, which my dog hasn't been to fond of. ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on June 10, 2005, 05:49 PM
HOT...HOT...HOT...HUMID.

It reached 92 here today(?) and so far 106 in the kitchen at work, with no good end in sight.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on June 10, 2005, 07:33 PM
It's in the lower-to-mid 80s here, and it's starting to look like rain.  :(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on June 10, 2005, 10:14 PM
Typical Summertime regime here in SC...heat of the day thunderstorms, muggy, and generally not out of the norm. Some flooding under the slow moving ones.

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on June 10, 2005, 10:40 PM
Sucks ****.

Global warming my ass.

Coldest summer on record last year, well on our way again this year. 

Opened the pool today, let's see if that helps.  Should break 70 on sunday ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on June 12, 2005, 03:52 AM
Our normals for this time of year are like the mid to high 70's, some low 70's...  We've been in the high 80's and ungodly humid with scattered storms for a long time now.  This blows since A) I hate the heat, and B) I hate humidity even more.

I have too much Scottish/Irish blood in my veins because I like cooler weather and rain...  Falling at a nice slant even.

I went to the Pittsburgh Rib & Music Festival tonight (MMmmmmm) and holy HELL was it uncomfortable at times...  Right when we got there it was sorta ok because there was a light rain and a breeze down the rivers, but after the rain passed and all those sweaty mullet-clad guys started to work that funk up...  Look out!

Good ribs though, good booze, and Deep Purple playing was nice too.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 22, 2005, 12:26 PM
Last night was quite possibly the wildest lightning storm I've ever seen.  I sat and watched it for almost an hour last night, which was really fun because the power went out and there was complete darkness in between lightning strikes.   8)

It was an incredibly hot day, 32oC (about 90oF), so a storm was expected, but that just blew me away.  Our patio was covered in branches and acorns from the trees this morning, so the winds were gusting pretty high.

Anyone else love watching rain/thunder/lightning storms?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on June 22, 2005, 12:30 PM
Thunder...soon to be replaced by thunder. ::) I can't box with my bag chained to a tree, in thunder.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on June 22, 2005, 12:42 PM
Warm here, got to 28.6 °C yesterday and it's 20°C right now. At 4:00 am today, there was one heck of a lightning show coming in when I moved my truck at work. The wind picked up and then it poured for about 20 mins.

Around 4:45 am, there was one heck of a crack of thunder.  (http://www.resource-zone.com/forum/images/smilies/emotikons/lightning.gif) :o
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on June 22, 2005, 12:58 PM
Last night was quite possibly the wildest lightning storm I've ever seen.  I sat and watched it for almost an hour last night, which was really fun because the power went out and there was complete darkness in between lightning strikes.   8)

It was an incredibly hot day, 32oC (about 90oF), so a storm was expected, but that just blew me away.  Our patio was covered in branches and acorns from the trees this morning, so the winds were gusting pretty high.

Anyone else love watching rain/thunder/lightning storms?

Looks like that's swinging down to us today or tonight.  Same temperature and we're supposed to get a boomer with about an inch of rain.  We really don't need the rain, but it's no surprise with the heat and humidity. 

Since opening the pool it's rained only once and we've had a great stretch of heat for over a week now.  Supposed to cool down after the storm then start inching back up for the weekend. 


Good ribs though, good booze, and Deep Purple playing was nice too.

Love ribs, love booze and Deep Purple would have been very cool to see.  Listened to them all the time growing up and my favorite song is lazy
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 22, 2005, 01:08 PM
Since opening the pool...

Pool party at Brent's!   :D 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on June 22, 2005, 01:10 PM
Yup, anytime. 8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on June 22, 2005, 01:12 PM
Free Beer!  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on June 22, 2005, 01:13 PM
September 8th?  How many weeks do you actually get to use the pool?  8-12?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on June 22, 2005, 01:33 PM
September 8th?  How many weeks do you actually get to use the pool?  8-12?

Longer, if I wasn't so damn cheap.  Heating the pool is what costs a ton.  Some people up here open their pools around the start of May and keep them open to the end of September.  I could do that, but probably cost me $300 for May/September each :o  Not worth it.

This year May and the first week of June were miserable and we wouldn't have spent a single day in the pool.  We opened the pool and bam, it warmed up.  I usually open around the 1st of June and keep it open until about middle September, so a total of 14-15 weeks is the norm.  It's worth it though, a ton of fun and we have people over all the time.  It'll still be open on the 8th. ;)

Free Beer!  8)

Nope, beer is the price of admission :P  Bring some Big Rock.  Jesse can keep his crappy Saskabush beer :-X

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on June 22, 2005, 01:49 PM
Bring some Big Rock. 

Sure, not a problem.  :P   ;D

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/BigRock.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on June 22, 2005, 01:53 PM
Bring some Big Rock. 

Sure, not a problem.  :P   ;D

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/BigRock.jpg)

"A big rock. Can't wait to tell my friends. They don't have a rock this big." ::)


Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on June 22, 2005, 01:53 PM
I've been told by people that live up on the North Shore and the Iron Range (aka Lake Superior and points west) that Summer is at least 3-4 weeks shorter than it is in the Twin Cities.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on June 22, 2005, 02:23 PM
I've been told by people that live up on the North Shore and the Iron Range (aka Lake Superior and points west) that Summer is at least 3-4 weeks shorter than it is in the Twin Cities.

Probably is, I am 500 miles north of you.  A normal summer (daily highs of 70F or better) usually runs from early May until mid-late September here.  It can get warm and stay warm as early as March and stay nice until November, but it's a big if at both ends.  We've had two feet of snow in May lots of times.  Normal first fall snowfall (may or may not stay) is around mid October; first snowfall that stays is right around Halloween.

I'd suggest our normal summer is about 16 weeks long.  Anything more than that is gravy. 

Nice rock, smart ass.  I no longer believe any story you tell about drinking.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 22, 2005, 02:39 PM
Nice rock, smart ass.  I no longer believe any story you tell about drinking.

But if he's drunk enough to nurse that big rock, he must've been really drunk, so I still believe him.

I'll pay $20 to see a Photoshopped pic of that.   :D

As for Saskatchewan beer, how do you think we convince ourselves that we like living here?   ::)  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on June 22, 2005, 02:41 PM


As for Saskatchewan beer, how do you think we convince ourselves that we like living here?   ::)  :P

Abundant and cheap is all you need??
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Broem on June 22, 2005, 03:45 PM
114 in Phoenix today.  Oh that reminds me.  It's time to update my profile since I no longer live in Illinois :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 22, 2005, 05:11 PM
114 in Phoenix today. 

Yuck, I'd melt into a puddle of goo.

Sure, - 50 is easy, but 114?  Forget it.   :(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on June 22, 2005, 05:32 PM
I could use 114 degree weather on a day like today. I'd sweat my fat right off onto the floor.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Broem on June 22, 2005, 06:53 PM
I could use 114 degree weather on a day like today. I'd sweat my fat right off onto the floor.

Kevin

No kidding.  You would have to adjust your goal to losing 85 lbs in 6 weeks instead of that 50 :) 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on June 23, 2005, 04:17 AM
It was somewhere around 93 today, plus some of the most oppressive humidity in the US is found here, so it was a really bad day to be outside.

And I was helping people move today, drinking beer and eating pizza all day.  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Brian on June 23, 2005, 08:33 AM
Yeah, its been simmerin' here as well lately.  I think we hit about 95 yesterday, and it is supposed to be warmer today.  Like Ben mentioned, the humidity is what really makes it uncomfortable outside.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on June 23, 2005, 09:56 AM
Right now it's 9°C going to 15°C later today. Dropping to 7°C tonight. Very windy again and more rain on the way. Almost feels like I'm in Lethbridge with all the wind.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on June 23, 2005, 10:23 AM
They're promising me 90-93 degrees for the next two days, with high humidity. Mother nature, don't let me down! :-*

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Diddly on June 23, 2005, 12:41 PM
It's been hitting all numbers in the 90-100 range for the past week.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Mikey D on October 29, 2005, 06:17 PM
First snowfall of the season.  Nothing too major, but not expected.  Rain, yes, snow, no.  ******* weather people.

I haven't even raked the leaves yet, now I have to shovel snow on top of that.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 29, 2005, 06:27 PM
We've been above freezing, even up to 15oC (about 50oF or so), for the last few weeks.  I'm loving it!  Last year at this time we were under a feet of snow. 

I'm just hoping we can make it past Halloween so we don't have to trudge through snow while trick'or'treating...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: SpudTrooper on October 29, 2005, 09:55 PM
So Cal's weather is splendid  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on October 29, 2005, 10:12 PM
We've been above freezing, even up to 15oC (about 50oF or so), for the last few weeks.  I'm loving it!  Last year at this time we were under a feet of snow. 

I'm just hoping we can make it past Halloween so we don't have to trudge through snow while trick'or'treating...

I'll echo those sentiments, it's been a great October.  Started lousy with four inches of snow and the first snowman of the season, but I'll take this any day. 

But any day now it'll go in the crapper for me, Jesse and Dale :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on October 29, 2005, 10:32 PM
The days have been cooler here lately, last week we had great weather. Today we had some good frost in the morning, took awhile to melt.

The wind is something tho.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: TeenJedi on October 30, 2005, 12:58 AM
So Cal's weather is splendid 8)

I have to agree! For the past week, it's been low clouds and fog in the morning, followed by warm sunshine in the afternoon with temps. in the 70's - 80's. I almost sound like a weatherman :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 30, 2005, 01:28 AM
But any day now it'll go in the crapper for me, Jesse and Dale :P

 :'(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on October 30, 2005, 03:27 AM
Pittsburgh's been in bleak darkness most of the October month.  We're to go into the 60's over the next couple days but things are totally fall here for the most part with the ugliness being pretty rampant.  TONS of rain too, making up for that tail-end of Summer where we were short of rain.  That's fine, but it's hell on the joints.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on October 30, 2005, 07:30 AM
Up until a week and half ago it was in the mid to upper 80's.  Now it's in the 50's and windy with frost every night/morning ???
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: name on November 1, 2005, 08:26 AM
TONS of rain too, making up for that tail-end of Summer where we were short of rain.  That's fine, but it's hell on the joints.

You mean, like the rain makes it hard to light one up?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 2, 2005, 02:56 AM
But any day now it'll go in the crapper for me, Jesse and Dale :P

 :'(

Well here we go I guess, it's almost 1am here and it's raining out. I just looked at the forecast and...  :-\

1°C: Overcast. Light flurries.

Tuesday overnight: -3°C: Flurries 60%.
Wednesday Morning: -5°C: A few flurries 40%.

Looks like it's game over man!  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 6, 2005, 10:04 PM
Merry flippin X-Mas!  :-\

She's coming down pretty good now, guess I'll have to set the alarm a tad early to avoid the idiots that still think it's summer driving conditions.   >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on November 6, 2005, 10:15 PM

Looks like it's game over man!  :-\


I hope it's flippin' game over! I cannot stress how much I hate this 75-80 degree weather we've been having down here. It's been 75+ since April (Although we had a cool period for some of October) and I want my snow!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 6, 2005, 10:22 PM
I want my snow!  >:(

When I shovel in the morning, I'll bottle some up for ya. I don't think boxing it would be a good idea.  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on November 7, 2005, 12:05 AM
The forecast high for this coming Wednesday is 88 degrees.

I can't ******* stand this anymore.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on November 7, 2005, 07:22 AM
After being in the 50's last week -- we're supposed to be in the mid to upper 80's this week ???  I'm glad I didn't put away the summer clothes yet.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: blaster_e11 on November 7, 2005, 12:12 PM
around 10°C in Paris some rain

it's starting to feel a bit cooler every day,

 hope we get snow for xmas ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 7, 2005, 12:19 PM
Tomorrow's the first day of the fall when the temperature is not forecast to go above 0 C (32 F).  Not a happy day in general.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 10, 2005, 06:30 PM
What a day today, sitting at 16°C.  :o

Then we slowly go back to the ******* again.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on November 10, 2005, 07:22 PM
Forecasted snow showers tonight. :(

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 10, 2005, 09:58 PM
We dodged a huge bullet the other day (Tuesday).  Snow basically blew a path between me and Jesse, leaving both of us untouched.  About two hours west of us they got 30 cm of snow.  That's about a foot :o  It went from the west and cut a path to the north and went on by.  So there's a patch of Manitoba that's diagonal running from the southwest to the northeast that got piles of snow. 

Tomorrow's really nice, as was today, both about 50 F and as Dale said, slowly into the ******* we go.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 15, 2005, 09:21 AM
... slowly into the ******* we go.

 :o

I'll get a pick up later but holy snotballs (or in this case, snowballs) we just got nailed with snow.  A little under a foot so far and it's not supposed to stop for another 12 hours.  Heavy, heavy wet **** too.  My neighbour's car is stuck on our cul-de-sac and he just left it there in frustration, deciding to take the bus.  Lots of closed highways and all sorts of fun. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Brian on November 15, 2005, 09:30 AM
We are seeing our first snowfall of the season today, but its nothing major.  The ground is still too warm for it to collect anywhere outside of the grassy areas, but its slowly accumulating.  Streets and roads seem ok so far though.  I guess we're about due, being the middle of November and all.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 15, 2005, 10:30 AM
We got a pretty downfall yesterday, but just the fluffy stuff, maybe a couple inches or so.

But did it ever cool off last night!  -12oC (about 10oF) is no biggy, but the bloody windchill brought it to -24oC (about -10oF). 

I shouldn't really complain, but it's the first real cold snap we've had.  My body's still in shock.   ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 15, 2005, 12:24 PM
A little more than fluffy here :o


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/downthestreet.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/nov15-05snow.jpg)

And yeah, we own an SUV.  Why?  Well, first thing this morning the snow was up to the axle's.  That'll get packed down but this snow isn't going anywhere until spring.  You can rail all you want against SUV's if you live in the south (and don't own a minivan) but don't bring that argument up here. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 15, 2005, 12:50 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/nov15-05snow.jpg)

Shouldn't you be shoveling the driveway instead of taking pictures?   ::)  ;)

We had some of the wet snow last week - it was so heavy it snapped branches on some of our cedars.  (We didn't get that much though  :o)

You can rail all you want against SUV's if you live in the south (and don't own a minivan) but don't bring that argument up here.

Amen.  Last year I had to drive our Pontiac Vibe through the winter and was NOT impressed (although my X-Ice winter tires did improve things greatly).  But this year I get to jump through the snow with our Ford Escape.  I'ts just a small SUV, but it's an amazing winter vehicle.  During the summer, I kept thinking I wanted to buy a 1/2 ton, but it'll never handle like my Escape (unless of course I pony of the cash for a 4x4).
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 15, 2005, 01:08 PM
Dude, I've already shovelled three times so far.  To the pavement.  Worse, our neighbours are like 70, so I've been shovelling there and then at the end of the street there's a Japanese lady that just moved here and her husband is out of town.  She's got a one year old so she can't be outside shovelling. 

Of course because I can't get to work today it's considered a vacation day ::)  Gotta love working for the government. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on November 15, 2005, 01:16 PM
I was going to come in here saying "it's another ****** day in paradise" because it's cold and raining here, but then I saw the big pic with the snow in it, and I decided not to complain about it.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 15, 2005, 01:24 PM
Of course because I can't get to work today it's considered a vacation day ::)  Gotta love working for the government. 

Oh, that's fair.   ::)  I'd say you've got another reason to post in the Things that Piss you off thread. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on November 15, 2005, 02:08 PM
Oh, that's fair.   ::)  I'd say you've got another reason to post in the Things that Piss you off thread.

Besides being Canadian? :-*

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jadesfire on November 15, 2005, 06:59 PM
It's 72 degrees here.  Back in the U.P., it's opening day of deer season and snowing like crazy.  It's very odd to be raking leaves in November!!

Thanks for the pictures Brent....you'll have to post more so I can remember what snow looks like.   (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/g035.gif)  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f015.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Diddly on November 15, 2005, 07:20 PM
Windy, and in the 60's. Cold weather, finally! :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jjks on November 15, 2005, 07:29 PM
Tornado warnings all over Middle Tennessee right now, and I'm safe and sound in Baltimore. Sort of wish I was home right now, that type of weather is fascinating in an odd way.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 15, 2005, 07:46 PM
Very nice Brent.  ;D   8)

We had a tad of snow here last nite, suppose to melt by tomorrow afternoon after we get more flurries in the morning. Going up to 3°C from our high today of -9°C then staying around 9°C for the rest of the week.  :P

Of course because I can't get to work today it's considered a vacation day ::)  Gotta love working for the government. 

Hmmm, I would be talking to your Union rep on that!  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on November 16, 2005, 12:31 AM
We got some snow here today. Now it's just cold with high winds.

Bleh.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on November 16, 2005, 01:06 AM
Basically, it's warm and muggy here. Last I checked, the Greer (GSP) station was reporting a temperature of 66.
The powerful system responsible for bringing the snows to Canuks and Mid-Westerners will sling its Cold Front through here over the next few hours. Unlike in Tennesse, Kentuky, Ohio and Indiana, it seems like we'll be spared from any widespread Severe Weather outbreaks due to a general lack of instability. Dosen't mean we won't have an isolated wind event though...*ahem* regardless, I'm going to see this system through. One of those things about wanting to be a meterologist, I suppose.

Tommorow looks nice though, Colder atleast. Matter of fact, we've probably already reached our High Temp. for today thanks to the impending passage of the front.
Speaking of the front, looks like it may touch off another round of Severe Weather in the mid-Atlantic tommorow...but I'm guessing it'll be pretty short lived over the lower mid-Atlantic since the front is already knocking at the western slopes of the Appalachins...I won't venture a guess further nord, since I'm relativley unfamiliar with storm patterns up there.

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 16, 2005, 10:04 AM
How's the weather Brent?  :-X
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 16, 2005, 10:12 AM
Uh....

Winter came and I don't think it wants to leave :-\

-15 C currently, windchill has it at -25 C

We got about a foot of snow, but where I work got a foot and a half :o

The funniest part is that the long term forecast on the weather network is calling for us to be above 0 C (32 F) by Friday ::)  Naturally, they haven't adjusted the forecast yet.  I'll grant you there could be a different weather system rolling in quickly, but with this much snow there isn't all that ground heating that used to be keeping us warm.  I hope this **** all melts away but I won't be counting on it. 

Roads are icy as all get out, travel is not recommended ( my work commute falls under the category of commute ::)) so I'm at home for the day.  It is a vacation day.  Funny thing is I could drift over to the University or our Winnipeg office and work out of there, but our snow policy is such that because I don't make it to my own office, I lose the day to vacation.  I like my job, but if they're going to support a ****** up policy like that, no way am I going to work for free.  Apparently I'm supposed to risk my life just to get to a particular physical location.  Uh.  No. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 16, 2005, 10:14 AM
That's crazy, losing a day vacation. Where's that Union rep!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 18, 2005, 11:49 AM
Whoa, it's 12 °C right now and windy as hell. Gusts up to 43 km/hr and up to 90 km/hr. Were going to be in the plus side for a few more days yet, 14°C tomorrow.  8)   :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 18, 2005, 12:37 PM
Bite. Me. >:(

No idea what our weather is going to do.  Snowed yesterday (official driveway shoveling count now at 5) and then a bit this morning, but supposed to get wet/freezing rain by the end of the day ::)  It was -31 yesterday morning with the wind chill, but the supposed high for Sunday is +5 C (~40 F).  Weird ****, but winds are out of the south right now. 

Highways seriously suck ****.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 22, 2005, 01:11 PM
What the hell is going on?  +9oC (around 45 or 50oF) today?  Near the end of November?  Sweet.   8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 22, 2005, 03:29 PM
It was unreal this morning, got ready for work and it was 12oC.   :o   8) Yesterday we broke a record high.

This won't last for long I'm afraid but I will enjoy.   ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 24, 2005, 12:47 AM
We broke another record today, went to 15° C. Yesterday I think we were around 18° C.   8)

Tho by Sunday we will dip into the cooler temps, not like Winterpeg.  :-X
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 24, 2005, 05:52 PM
We broke another record today, went to 15° C. Yesterday I think we were around 18° C.   8)

Tho by Sunday we will dip into the cooler temps, not like Winterpeg.  :-X

Put a - in front of those and you've got our weather. ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 24, 2005, 06:25 PM
Well, I guess there's one positive to living in Saskatchewan - we get the tail end of the chinooks that hit Alberta.   ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 23, 2005, 06:45 PM
Speaking of chinooks, what strange weather we have been having up here for this time of year. For the past few days, we have been around 8°C. and today got to 5°C.

Shes going to be a black Christmas here, Sunday a high of 4°C and no snow in the forecast and none on the ground. I haven't seen it like this in years but hey... I'll take it!  8)

Next week is looking pretty damn good too.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 23, 2005, 06:52 PM
Pretty warm here too, just hovering above freezing.  We've got a little bit of snow left and I hope it lasts long enough until Christmas morning - call me old-fashioned, I just like to see white stuff on the ground when I'm opening my presents.  ;)

I actually wish it would stay at a few degrees below freezing so that it wasn't so slushy and mucky, but I'll take this over -40o anyday!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 11, 2006, 12:26 AM
Well get the **** out of here... Snow!  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on January 11, 2006, 12:39 AM
Talk about weird.  Our lows at night are 2 or 3 degrees above our normal highs for this time of year.  The end is nigh.

In the Steelers Bengals game it was in the 60's at game's start out in Cincinatti which they should be getting pretty much the same ****** cold weather and snow we should be getting, just a day earlier, so what's up?  I want my snow so I can feel normal right now.  I'm sick of this hovering between cold and warm, then my knees, back, fingers, teeth, and every other part of me in aching pain because of this weather imbalance.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on January 11, 2006, 06:43 AM
It's been in the 70's and even 80's the last several weeks in north Texas.  I'd actually like to get a little bit of a winter here.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on January 11, 2006, 06:45 AM
Man it seems like it is too hot everywhere. It has been in the 60s a few days here in Denver, and it was in the high 40s tonight (which is way to warm) I've seen snow once this winter.

Curse you Global Warming! ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on January 11, 2006, 07:24 AM
It's been pushing 70 here in the Piedmont of NC for the last couple of days.  I'm not really complaining though.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 11, 2006, 11:14 AM
Been scraping ice every morning and about mid 20's >:( but it warms to about 60-70's by the late afternoon 8). As soon as the suns sinks...burrrrr it can drop 40 degrees fast! :(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 12, 2006, 12:23 AM
Well get the **** out of here... Snow!  8)

And lots of it!  We must have had 4 to 6 inches yesterday.  Naturally, I had to go looking for snow drifts for my Escape to jump in.  :D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 12, 2006, 12:45 AM
More than we had Jesse, not much more snow fell overnight and in a couple of days back into the plus temps again. Crazy weather!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on January 12, 2006, 03:18 AM
That's a good way to describe the weather here- crazy.

It got up to around 40 degrees F today, which for an Iowa January, is shocking.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on January 12, 2006, 06:55 AM
Woohoo!!!  I was watching the weather last night and it's possible this part of Texas could see some rain possibly Sunday and Monday. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: S_A_Longhorn on January 12, 2006, 09:42 AM
Woohoo!!!  I was watching the weather last night and it's possible this part of Texas could see some rain possibly Sunday and Monday. 


I'll second that.  South Texas has had less than half an inch of rain since October.  It has been bone dry around here.  My front and back lawn are extra crispy.

Quick lawn care question:  Should I still water my lawn in the winter season? 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 12, 2006, 11:11 AM
NO! I lived in Texas for 9 years moved 3 diff. times...every winter my grass turns yellow(dormant). Started watering again in the spring.

It's funny here in the high desert in SC where I live my grass does the same thing yellows after first frost-then in spring when it starts greening I fertilize and start the watering and all is good!

You near Houston?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: S_A_Longhorn on January 12, 2006, 12:55 PM

You near Houston?

Nope, San Antonio

Thanx for the lawn info though.   :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on January 12, 2006, 06:09 PM
dallas is in the same boat rainfall wise as south texas.  my yard is just a dirt cuz the grass didn't go dormant and i didn't water it.   and, that is fine with me.  i hate the cold weather and my yard was just weeds anyhow.  i wouldn't mind a little rain to stop the grassfires as long as it didn't make the weather turn cold though.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on January 13, 2006, 04:05 AM
I swear, it was once again near 60 in Pittsburgh in goddam January.  This sucks.

It's to go into the 30's for a high this weekend...  finally.  And that's STILL not all that cold as we're used to the 20's for a high at best at this time of year.  When I was little I remember snow every year that guaranteed days off school and huge ass snow forts in the back yard.

Who broke the weather machine people!?  Can't Captain Picard come fix it or something?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 2, 2006, 08:08 PM
It's Groundhog Day!  :D

(http://www.spiritualityhealth.com/shimages/film/groundhogdaylrg.jpg)

3 of 4 groundhogs agree - early spring (http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1138878507323&call_pageid=968256289824&col=968342212737)

The weather here thus far has been pretty darn good, cools off at night but the day temps are great. No snow here again, as soon as we do get some it warms up. Feels like Calgary with these chinooks we are getting!  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on February 2, 2006, 11:46 PM
I think someone transplanted Fort Collins to Chicago without letting us know. We have been having neaqr 50-60 mph gusts lately and there has been a constant breeze. It is so aggrivating trying to ride my bike to class. It seems to change direction evertime I'm on my bike, so whether I'm coming from or going to class I'm always riding right into the wind. >:( **** the wind. >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on February 3, 2006, 12:22 AM
Rain.

It's warm, but it's rain.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on February 3, 2006, 12:26 AM
Minnesota just had its warmest January in recorded history.  Bring on the Global Warming, baby!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on February 3, 2006, 12:30 AM
Global warming is a myth.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on February 3, 2006, 12:32 AM
I don't care if it is or if it isn't, I'm loving 50 degrees in January
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on February 3, 2006, 12:36 AM
No doubt, except now it's the third of February.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on February 3, 2006, 12:39 AM
Yeah, but notice I said that January was the warmest ever recorded ::).  February could go warmer or colder depending on what Mother Earth wants to do
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 3, 2006, 12:55 AM
And make no mistake, Mother Earth is a bitch :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 3, 2006, 01:00 AM
And make no mistake, Mother Earth is a bitch :P

That's what I kept expecting her to be in January, but it never happened.  Will she finally drop the hammer in February?  I always assume she will, but after last month's tropical temperatures, I have no idea what to expect.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on February 3, 2006, 06:12 PM
It was sunny and pushing 70 here today.  It's supposed to turn cold and slushy/snowy in the next few days.  Our worst ice/snow events typically hit us in late Feb/early March.  Trees are starting to bud and croucuses and daffodils are starting to pop out of the ground ???  Even though its been relatively warm and we keep the heat way down our gas bills are still through the roof >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 3, 2006, 08:34 PM
Oh great, there forecasting a 60% chance of freezing rain tomorrow and the high is around 3°C then later changing to some snow!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 3, 2006, 09:46 PM
I wouldn't worry too much.  I doubt it'll make your driving ability any worse than it already is.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 4, 2006, 10:32 PM
Bite me Jesse!  :P

Well it looks like we dodged the rain & snow here, just a few drops of rain earlier today but that was it.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 6, 2006, 12:20 AM
Been a ****** winter here.  Warmer than usual, but not like the other two buttheads have had.  Everyone here is happy, but **** it's made the highways straight from hell.  Freezing rain lots of days, above freezing during the day, but frozen for morning and afternoon commutes ::)  Driving death count is up pretty badly around here :-\

Last couple of weeks have been really cool though temperature wise, almost normal like (i.e. ******* cold). 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on February 6, 2006, 12:21 AM
Its finally been cold here as well.  This is the first winter since 1990 or 1991 that it wasn't below 0 oF in January.  Its been close 2 or 3 times so far this month
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on February 6, 2006, 01:13 AM
The weather is EVERYTHING it should be for a Pittsburgh Super Bowl Win.  :)  Just in time too, we were in the 40's and 50's just a day or two ago.

With all the stuff like Wind Chill it was a frigid 11 degrees tonight as people were running (many partially nude) in the streets celebrating.  :)  At least we got these Terrible Towel's to keep us warm baby! 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2006, 01:52 AM
It snowed a little bit here today. It's the first time that's happened since early January.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Slothus on February 10, 2006, 04:16 AM
typical mid 70's daytime for a couple hours/ at nite high 20's to low 30's(high desert). I think I even seen a few lizards out on rocks today getting a midwinter wake-up midday sun-soaking.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: S_A_Longhorn on February 10, 2006, 10:14 AM
Here in San Antonio, it is has been a very comfortable 60-70 degrees all winter.  My electric bill came in this week, only $113!  Whoo-hoo!

There is a freeze expected this weekend.  Probably only the 2nd this year.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: stormie on February 10, 2006, 05:37 PM
It's been above 70F for the last four days in my area of the Bay...er...Area, even warmer in the city (SF).
I guess it's nice, but I like rain and cool weather, so I feel I'm being cheated out of winter. However, when it rains on the weekend it prevents us from going to the park or some other such outdoorsy area to get the 2-year old some exercise. A cooped up 2-year old is so not fun.

More "nice" weather for the weekend, too.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on February 10, 2006, 05:46 PM
It's been in the mid to upper 60's and sunny for the most part here.  Over the course of the past two days it has gotten cooler and windier.  Just this morning they mentioned "a slight possibility of a few flurries".  Now they are talking about a rain/snow mix over night and all day tomorrow depending on where you live.  We're right on the line of "significant accumulation" and a mix.  Though in NC a "significant accumulation" is anywhere from 1-3" ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jadesfire on February 10, 2006, 06:34 PM
Suppose to get snow this weekend in southern Ohio....we'll see.  I have yet to make a snowball and the dog doesn't know what to do with herself (she loved the snow in the U.P.).  I had a flock (really!!) of Robin's in my yard last week.  I never seen so many Robin's in one spot (Michigan's state bird).  Hell, I never usually see a Robin until May.  It's a big thing back in Yooperville...the first sign of a Robin means spring is finally here!!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on February 10, 2006, 06:46 PM
We're right on the line of "significant accumulation" and a mix. 

Erm, not sure where you heard that bit. You're NE of the Charlotte Metro area, right? Well the significant accumulation line basically hugs the mountains and reaches only about 30 or so miles out into the Peidmont.  
As it stands, the WFO at GSP (which, if I remember correctly, serve the Charlotte area) has only posted Winter Weather Advisories as far east as Gastonia, and as far south as Toccoa. Inside these areas, accumulations of up to 1 inch are possible, but going by GSP's logic, not entirely likely.
However, given the dynamic and broad nature of this particular system...and this regions apprehension in predicting winter weather, it wouldn't suprise me if the significant accumulation line were pushed a little farther east and south, towards the Charlottle Metro and locations south of the I-85 in other parts of the area.
Looking at the current numbers, it seems as though we're in the ideal position to recieve something across the I-85 corridor. Which would be great, considering that we haven't had a winter thus far.  :-\

For anyone interested...GSP (http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/gsp/)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on February 10, 2006, 08:05 PM
We're right on the line of "significant accumulation" and a mix. 

Erm, not sure where you heard that bit. You're NE of the Charlotte Metro area, right?

Yes -- I'm just NE of Charlotte.  News 14 Carolina is the one heralding the big news of a "significant snowfall"

Though in NC a "significant accumulation" is anywhere from 1-3" ::)

Notice the "quotes" and the rolling eyes? :)  I don't consider 1-3" a significant accumulation. ;)  WSOC TV -- the official doomsday newschannel of Charlotte deniately does.  I surprised they aren't already talking about school closures on Monday ::)  I find the way people freak out around here quite amusing. :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on February 10, 2006, 11:26 PM
I find the way people freak out around here quite amusing. :P
Yeah, for real. It's even worse here in SC, I think. If there's a flurry, there'll be accidents.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 11, 2006, 03:43 PM
The weather here is still good thus far, it was pretty windy for a few days. Right now it's sunny and 6°C, then tomorrow it's suppose to go anywhere from 8°C to 12°C. Looking at the forecast for next week they say it's going to get colder for a few days, nighttime down to -21°C and daytime highs around -12°C to -15°C with some snow for a couple of days then warming up again.

I'm having a heck of a time getting rid of this cold with this weather changing.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Reid on February 12, 2006, 11:08 AM
Northern VA just got a foot+ of snow today...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on February 12, 2006, 01:05 PM
The news sis saying whats happening outside my window right now is what we call a Blizzard?

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on February 12, 2006, 02:42 PM
Whose is this news sis and why are you listening to her?  Shouldn't you be paying attention to the Sand Witch of the North?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 15, 2006, 10:06 AM
There ain't no sand Witch in the north, just a really frosty old lady.

Our weather today:
-29°C Clear
FEELS LIKE   -39°C
WIND   W 13 km/h
GUSTS   
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   68%
DEWPOINT   -33°C
PRESSURE   102.29 kPa 
VISIBILITY   24 km
CEILING   unlimited

It's as bright and clear as can be outside, really looks nice too with all the shiny white stuff. 

Our winter's not been as warm as what Jesse and Dale have had, but it's been a lot warmer than usual.  Even still, just that continuous temperature around freezing manages to get you ready for this stuff, but not that ready.

BTW, Celsius and Farenheit differ a fair bit so it might be hard to relate, but they equalize at -40 where -40 C = -40 F.  So with the windchill we're sitting at -39, scale be damned (well, Kelvin excluded).  IOW Brrrrrrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 15, 2006, 07:46 PM
We are getting a tad colder here right now, -12°C with wind gusts up to 48 km/h making feel like -23°C. Tonight it drops down to -29°C and with the wind -43°C, tomorrows high -23°C plus more of this ******* wind making it -39°C.  >:(

On the brightside, it's suppose to warm up again in a few days bringing the temps back to normal.  :P

As for snow, maybe we will get some in time and if not this brown is looking very dirty.  :-\

Hey Jesse, I chucked my garbage out this morning before work, with this wind it should arrive in your area soon!  :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on February 15, 2006, 09:04 PM
After one of the dryest winters I can remeber here in the Denver/Fort Collins area we are getting a bit of snow tonight, there is about 1" of snow right now (look out ::)) and we are supposed to get 2 feet by sunday, which would be awesome, but 2 feet by Sunday really means 2 inches by Sunday, or 2 feet by tomorrrow. :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 17, 2006, 10:26 AM
Frosty lady is doing just fine thanks...

-34°C
A few clouds
FEELS LIKE   -47°C
WIND   W 17 km/h
GUSTS   
RELATIVE HUMIDITY   60%
DEWPOINT   -39°C
PRESSURE   104.29 kPa 
VISIBILITY   24 km
CEILING   unlimited

Driving in to work today, about 3/4 of the way in the engine started to rev higher.  Yup, 45 miles into the drive at 70 mph the engine was cooling off.   :o
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on February 17, 2006, 10:50 AM
Maybe in your neck of the woods.  We've had one of the hottest, driest winters on record in down here.  It's been pathetic.  Yesterday the high was 84 degrees .

It's finally about to break thanks to all that cold front that's moving down right now - we're supposed to get some freezing rain tonight and all weekend.  As much as I wish it was snow, I'm just glad that it's anything other than beach weather for once.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Neal on February 17, 2006, 10:58 AM
We're getting gusts of 50+ MPH around here today.  Trees are falling over, people are losing power, sheet metal is flying across the roads ... it's mass hysteria!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 17, 2006, 11:15 AM
Maybe in your neck of the woods.  We've had one of the hottest, driest winters on record in down here.  It's been pathetic.  Yesterday the high was 84 degrees .


Yep, we're all suffering.  But let's put it in perspective:  If you go outside and take off your shirt, you get a sun tan.  If I go outside and take off my shirt, I die (and not just of embarassment).   ;)

It's funny, my family all lives on the West Coast now in and around Vancouver.  They always talk about a "wet cold" where it gets into your bones and it's hard to warm up, even for days at a time.   ::)  Yeah, yeah.  A dry cold just kills you and you don't ever warm up from that. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on February 17, 2006, 12:31 PM
Brrrr Brent :(.   It was sunny and in the low 70's here yesterday and they expect the same today,  It's supposed to turn cold later this evening -- highs in the mid to upper 30's tomorrow with a sleet/snow/rain mix for most of the day.  No wonder no one can get over being sick around here >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 17, 2006, 12:38 PM
Yeah, the only thing our -40OC weather is good for is finally killing off all of the damn bugs that's been keeping everyone sick here too.  It sounds like the deep freeze will loosen it's grip this weekend though.  :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 17, 2006, 01:16 PM
Yeah, the only thing our -40OC weather is good for is finally killing off all of the damn bugs that's been keeping everyone sick here too.  It sounds like the deep freeze will loosen it's grip this weekend though.  :)

Frickin' rodent said two more weeks of winter.  Liar.  It's warmed up to -44 with the wind chill now. Went out and walked to get lunch.  You know when Gore-tex gets crunchy, it's just not good. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Slothus on February 17, 2006, 03:55 PM
I actually got 'warnings' at work today to aahhh ' brace yourselfs' for winter storm likely to hit this weekend with 1/2 to 2 inches of snow and ice storms possible ::). Boy, they sure don't know what weather is here in the high desert.
I'll believe it when I see it- even then if it does snow(once every 5 years here) then so what.. I'm not gonna overreact to it like the newscasters are ::)!

Seen too many a real winter if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 17, 2006, 07:49 PM
Much better today, when I went to work it was -27°C and no wind. Now it's -7°C with a bit of wind, better days coming up next week they say.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on February 17, 2006, 09:18 PM
It is supposedly -8o F here right now. It certainly doesn't feel that cold though.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: max_one on February 19, 2006, 03:49 PM
it's crazy here in cleveland,69* a couple of days ago . now it's -7 with the wind chill.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on February 21, 2006, 11:49 AM
http://www.collegehumor.com/movies/1664254/

Don't know if this is real or not but, it must be pretty dang cold out there. :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 22, 2006, 11:10 PM
Winter finally made it here, snow on and off. Temps are still above normal during the day. I actually shovel my walk twice this winter.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: hansloroll on February 28, 2006, 05:39 PM
Cold and crappy. Much like my life lately.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 28, 2006, 07:42 PM
It was good till after 3:00 pm today, snowing like crazy & the roads are getting ******. Seems Calgary was to get the dump & now it's blowing up here!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 28, 2006, 08:19 PM
 :'(



 :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 28, 2006, 08:23 PM
I hear that Winterpeg will get this stuff in a few days. Enjoy the weekend!   ;D :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 28, 2006, 09:41 PM
Nope, tonight.  5-10 cm.  No big though, we've had more snow this year than I can remember for a very long time. 

You know how you remember things being really big as a kid?  Like snowbanks?  But when you're older those snowbanks don't seem as big.  Well not this year, they're every bit as tall as they were when I was a kid.  Snow out the ying-yang baby. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 28, 2006, 09:44 PM
73 yesterday and today in good old CO. just like summer :P.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 28, 2006, 10:19 PM
Meh, winter came in like a lamb & it's going out like a lion. I would say we had maybe 2 weeks winter here thus far.  :P

BTW, I just finished shoveling my walk for the 3rd time since I got home... all 12' of it.  :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 1, 2006, 10:14 PM
That was a nice snow dump in under 24 hrs. We got 30 centimeters so around a foot of this fluffy stuff. I left a 1/2 hour early for work & got there the same time I normally do.

The main roads got better later in the day but the side streets is just like driving on mashed potatoes. It will stay cool for a couple more days then back above zero we go again and rain is in the forecast thus far for next week.  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 19, 2006, 03:16 PM
Boy did we get a dump of snow from Friday night till yesterday. More than 18 centimetres of snow fell here so about 7 inches. What a mess, vehicles are getting stuck, lots to shovel & more icicles hanging of the roof. I had to call the manager to get the snow & ice removed from the roof, we have a bit of water coming in the window area, not much but best to get it done.

Warming up in the next few days with temps just above & below zero. Going to be a mess.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on March 19, 2006, 03:18 PM
It's pouring here - for only about the second time in the last 5 months.  It's great. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Loopy_Leia on March 19, 2006, 11:45 PM
It's been an odd winter here in Maine.  Unseasonably warm in fact.  We haven't really had much snow since I moved up here in September.  We did have a white Christmas and a few little storms here and there but that was it, no real significant amount.  I know when I've been up here in the past there's been 2-3 ft of snow on the ground.

I am sort of wondering what the spring and summer are going to be like now.  Think we'll have a bad one?  Lots of storms? I hope not!!!!!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on March 20, 2006, 11:26 AM
Its the first day of Spring. The birds are huddled to keep warm, the sound of snow plow blades dancing in the air. The current condition in Colorado Springs..18 degrees, cloudy and snowing with about an inch on the ground and more on the way.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Smartypants1635 on March 20, 2006, 01:40 PM
Its the first day of Spring. The birds are huddled to keep warm, the sound of snow plow blades dancing in the air. The current condition in Colorado Springs..18 degrees, cloudy and snowing with about an inch on the ground and more on the way.

Try it up north in Collins man. 21 Degrees normal with windchill its 8.

Sucks real bad, and today is my first day of Spring break >:(. We have had snow all night and its still going. Last night on the way to and from Youth Group there were people spinning out like crazy. The snow is so dense its like driving through standing water the entire way, basicaly a hydroplane trip. ;D :o
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on March 20, 2006, 02:03 PM
Just a few days ago it was 83 and sunny.  The Cherry Blossoms were blooming, we've mowed the lawn twice, have even needed to water it.  Today -- 36 and sleet mixed with snow :o.  The first winter precip. we've had all year ???  Not one local weatherman even mentioned it until about an hour after it started coming down.  Things are starting to get a thin covering of ice >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: name on March 20, 2006, 02:53 PM
Yup. . .I was at an event here at work talking to someone about needing to go ahead and the first lawn mow of the season in this week. . .came out of the building and was confronted by fat, wet, gobby snowflakes pouring down.

Friggin' weather.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 20, 2006, 04:31 PM
Right now it's -4°C with a bit of a breeze. I just spent over an hour digging my truck out in the parking lot, damn **** is wet & heavy. Still forecasting warmer days ahead, going to be slush city.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darthshader on March 20, 2006, 04:39 PM
 8)

Warm & Sunny down here! We didn't get much of a Winter. (but we NEVER do...) Good time to visit Disney World, before it gets too hot.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on March 20, 2006, 05:06 PM
We didn't get much of a Winter. (but we NEVER do...)

Yeah, but it's not Winter you Floridians have to watch out for... it's that nasty fifth season - "Hurricane Season".    :-\

I'll take an 18" Snowstorm over a 160 MPH Hurricane any day...  :-X
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darthshader on March 20, 2006, 07:48 PM
We didn't get much of a Winter. (but we NEVER do...)

Yeah, but it's not Winter you Floridians have to watch out for... it's that nasty fifth season - "Hurricane Season".    :-\

I'll take an 18" Snowstorm over a 160 MPH Hurricane any day...  :-X


...chicken... :-*

(Most that hit our area so far are 120 ish.)


Yes, the price we pay for the good times is a hefty one. :P

Surely my reply to this thread will change later this year. :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on March 24, 2006, 10:23 AM
This pic is from the Monday before last of my backyard.  Hopefully no more massive snowfall for MN.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/infinitifett/CarnivalTripSnowpics103.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jjks on April 7, 2006, 07:15 PM
We've got some serious storms rolling though Nashville right now. I just drove home from work in the worst weather I have ever seen. They've just bumped up the number of dead from 2 to 8 from a tornado, and it sounds like the worst is still yet to come. Should be a fun night tonight  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on April 7, 2006, 07:44 PM
We've got some serious storms rolling though Nashville right now. I just drove home from work in the worst weather I have ever seen. They've just bumped up the number of dead from 2 to 8 from a tornado, and it sounds like the worst is still yet to come. Should be a fun night tonight  :-\

Indeed, the killer storms in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee should continue to be potent well into the evening hours, with the primary threats from storms being tornadoes and large hail. Due to a combination of atmospheric factors over the aforementioned locations, there is a distinct possibility for violent, long-track tornados. Really scarey stuff. Good luck jjks, be sure to keep safe during this dangerous storm period.
The rough weather will push off east of Tennessee and Alabama late tonight, becoming linear in orientation. The biggest threat with the line of storms will likely be damaging winds and large hail. They may arrive here in Upstate SC during the post-midnight hours or into the morning tommorrow.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on April 8, 2006, 08:45 AM
We've got some serious storms rolling though Nashville right now. I just drove home from work in the worst weather I have ever seen. They've just bumped up the number of dead from 2 to 8 from a tornado, and it sounds like the worst is still yet to come. Should be a fun night tonight  :-\

How'd you make out?  Looks like TN got absolutely slammed yesterday.  :(  Hope you had a safe night.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Angry Ewok on April 8, 2006, 09:27 AM
I made it through alright... Matter of fact, the wind hardly blew through most of the night.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on April 8, 2006, 06:58 PM
We had a lot of lightning and a little hail around 6 AM this morning, nothing too bad though.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on April 9, 2006, 01:34 PM
It's the usual weird Iowa weather. Warm, almost 70 degrees one day, and the next day it's 45 degrees with high wind.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Reid on April 11, 2006, 07:36 PM
Now in Northern VA it's finally starting to feel like spring. It was up to 70 today.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 16, 2006, 03:49 PM
Beautiful day today, it's 2°C and it's snowing!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on April 16, 2006, 05:16 PM
89 -- breezy and sunny :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 17, 2006, 01:32 PM
Beautiful day today, it's 2°C and it's snowing!  >:(

Just don't send that damn snow this way.  >:(

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Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 17, 2006, 01:42 PM
Beautiful day today, it's 2°C and it's snowing!  >:(

Just don't send that damn snow this way.  >:(

Parcel post!  :-*  :P


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Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on April 17, 2006, 01:47 PM
It's a nice 68 degrees here today but expecting a big drop in the next day or two..45
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on April 17, 2006, 03:11 PM
Stormy as all hell
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: S_A_Longhorn on April 18, 2006, 11:10 AM
Here in San Antonio, it was 99 degrees yesterday!  :o

The State Dept. monitoring the electricity had to have mandated blackouts for 15 minutes in various location so not to overload the system.  Too many people using their A/Cs in April.

Might happen again today with temperatures around 100 degrees again.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on April 18, 2006, 12:09 PM
Beautiful day today, it's 2°C and it's snowing!  >:(

About damn time.  It was 23 C yesterday and going to around 20 today (68 F).  We're supposed to get a little cooler and some rain, but nothing miserable.  Payback baby.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on April 18, 2006, 12:12 PM
Beautiful day today.  72, sunny and breezy 8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on April 20, 2006, 02:31 AM
Just got woken up by an enormous thunderstorm.  Hail, heavy horizontal rain, lots of thunder - one of the biggest I've seen since moving out here.

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Reid on April 20, 2006, 07:03 PM
It was sweltering today, at least 85. After coming in from the outside, I was sweating like one of Dick Cheney's hunting buddies.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 20, 2006, 08:12 PM
22°C right now & very nice night so far. Tomorrow it's going to 26°C, great day to sit out & drink some beer. Well after work during the hockey game & after.  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on May 3, 2006, 10:35 PM
Remember Indy last year?  We're replaying that scenario right now.  After four weeks of temps in the 55-75F range, tonight it's dropping to 28 F with snow.  Not a huge surprise, but sure not welcome either. :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on May 15, 2006, 10:26 AM
We had some freakish weather yesterday -- seemed to come out of nowhere.  One minute it was in the upper 60's, there were beautiful blue skies and a nice breeze, then the next minute warning sirens were going off.  Turned on the tv and saw we were under a Tornado Warning.  One had been spotted a few miles from the house.  Fortunately it ended up being a small one and no one was hurt.  The storm dumped up to 4 inches of golfball size hail in some spots.  Then it was gorgeous again.  About an hour later another round of hail and thunderstorms with rotations came through again.  The rest of the day it would completely clear up, them out of nowhere a black cloud would roll in and there would be horrible thunder and lightening for a few minutes and then it would go away.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Mikey D on May 15, 2006, 10:56 AM
It's been raining since last ******* Tuesday and will continue to rain off and on until this ******* Thursday.   Absolutely lovely weather (if you prefer to use a canoe instead of a car).
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jim on May 15, 2006, 11:39 AM
It's been raining since last ******* Tuesday and will continue to rain off and on until this ******* Thursday.   Absolutely lovely weather (if you prefer to use a canoe instead of a car).

Nice isnt it?  Mike are you in a low level area?  I am so glad I got our basement sealed a few years back.  I cant even imagine how much damage would be to our current finished basement.  My backyard is about 4-6 inches of standing water at the moment.  The ground is so saturated that there is no where for it to go.  Plus it does not help that I have a natural spring in my backyard. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Mikey D on May 15, 2006, 11:46 AM

Nice isnt it?  Mike are you in a low level area? 

Luckily, no.  I live on a hill, so no flooding.  The unfinished part of my basement leaks due to insufficient waterproofing and other than a soaked back yard, it's hasn't been that bad.

A bunch of my co-workers who live on the North Shore are bailing out their basements today, though. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on May 15, 2006, 08:00 PM
Pretty damn nice here today, it's 23°C & clear with a slight wind. Staying in the 20's this week with tomorrow going to 27°C.  8)

BBQ & beer time.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Mikey D on May 16, 2006, 03:16 PM
There's some weird **** going on here - I look up and see a big round yellow thing floating in the sky along with some puffy white stuff against a blue backdrop.  Funky.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 16, 2006, 04:13 PM
Put down the joint Mikey.  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Mikey D on May 16, 2006, 04:22 PM
Must have been seeing things in my stoned stupor - it's cloudy again.  That lasted long.  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on May 16, 2006, 07:25 PM
Yep, it's 27°C. Man that ice cold beer tastes great. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 16, 2006, 07:34 PM
Yep, it's 27°C. Man that ice cold beer tastes great. 

Shut up, I'm still at work! 

28oC in the shade here.   8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on May 16, 2006, 07:49 PM
Shut up, I'm still at work! 

(http://www.garmentdistrict.com/store/popculture/simpsons/magnets/smagd.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on May 17, 2006, 11:28 PM
Damn hot, right now at 9:30 pm it's 29°C & clear.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on May 18, 2006, 12:24 AM
Our weather has been getting the backlash fringe of the big drenching rains in the Northeast US...  It just sat and spun so it'd spin right back around onto Western PA and Ohio...  We have had off/on rain now for several days, though today was surprisingly sunny till late afternoon.  It's also oddly cool here, in the 50's during the day when we should be at the 70's...

The rain's getting on lots of people's nerves but we needed it really so it's tough to complain about.  It's supposed to warm up here soon though again so a little crappy weather is ok.  Better than flooding too, that's for certain.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Reid on June 26, 2006, 02:12 PM
It's been torrentially raining here in NoVA since last thursday... Flash flood warnings and the like.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Dr. Zoltar on June 26, 2006, 02:59 PM
It's going to be in the mid 90's F in Seattle today.  I want my cloud cover back please...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on June 26, 2006, 04:22 PM
Wet. Very wet.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on June 26, 2006, 07:46 PM
Zoinks! Pretty hot here, in fact it's damn nice. Went to 30°C today & tomorrow 32°C & 29°C on Wednesday. Then it cools down a tad hovering around 25°C till Saturday. Sunday it goes back up to 30°C & 33°C for next Monday.

The nights are warm, getting around 18°C for a low. Nothing like a few cool brew & sweating your bag off.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on June 26, 2006, 08:54 PM
Nothing like a few cool brew & sweating your bag off.

Here's some advice that might help you with that little problem:

I just shaved my head bald (ftp://I just shaved my head bald)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on June 26, 2006, 09:49 PM
You offering up some assistance there Tracy?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on June 27, 2006, 05:08 PM
You offering up some assistance there Tracy?

Nope ;D  Only pointing him in the right direction  :-X
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on June 27, 2006, 06:17 PM
i think it actually cooled down from hot as a mf to just hot as a bitch today.  the relative temperature doesn't change much in dallas.  from may to september is always "stay inside and drink lots of water" weather.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JoshEEE on June 27, 2006, 06:23 PM
******* 93 degrees in Seattle yesterday.
It was 86 in my house at 11pm, with all the fans on.

Today it's "only" 85.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on June 27, 2006, 07:20 PM
Nothing like a few cool brew & sweating your bag off.

Here's some advice that might help you with that little problem:

I just shaved my head bald. (ftp://I just shaved my head bald.)

You offering up some assistance there Tracy?

Nope ;D Only pointing him in the right direction :-X

Right direction, linky no work.  :-*

Holy man, it's 31°C & feels like 35°C. Yep, a bag sweater.  :P  Damn warm last night, I got the place cooled down tho before bed so that helped.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on June 27, 2006, 07:50 PM
Right direction, linky no work.  :-*


Well darn :-\  I guess you just need to go to the thread titled I Just Shaved My Head Bald the old fashioned way. ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 3, 2006, 07:41 PM
 ;D

Boy what a long weekend for weather, been sitting around 28°C for the past few days & right now it's 30°C. Going to 31°C tomorrow & 29°C on Wednesday. Long range has it cooling down after that with the odd threat of thunder showers.

A few week ago we had nothing but rain for just over 2 weeks & now we need it, very dry here & the ground/trees/flowers need the moisture. Even watering late at night is not making a dent, dries up too fast.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2006, 03:53 PM
Holy crap! 33°C and climbing!   (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/sweat.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on July 5, 2006, 04:17 PM
Yeah, warm here too and we're just starting to climb even more now, above 30 C for the coming week and no rain in sight.  After two years of well above average rainfall we were really dry in June, getting less than an inch when we normally get about four inches in that month. 

It's great. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 6, 2006, 01:15 AM
Yeah, hope you like the weather ya bum, it's after 11:00pm here & it's 24°C. Beer's flowing good tho.  ;)

Funny, I was talking to a friend a couple hours ago, he got back from a 5 week tour of Thailand. This is mild he said, humidity was 100% plus the temp was like this at 4am. ******!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 22, 2006, 05:41 PM
We're back into the heat wave again, yesterday it got to 30°C & right now it's 35°C. Nice but it doesn't make moving any fun but at least the house has central air containing which I really enjoy.  ;D

Gonna be warm all week till Friday then they are forecasting rain which we really need, still to damn dry. All over the city the grass is turning brown & the flowers are not looking very good.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 22, 2006, 09:31 PM
6:30pm and we're sitting at 35oC (95oF).  And we're supposed to hit 39oC (102oF) tomorrow.  Even my upper lip sweats.  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 23, 2006, 07:29 PM
33°C, feels like 37°C. Hardly a breeze outside, pass the BBQ sauce!

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/hot.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: stormie on July 24, 2006, 11:51 AM
It was 102F (39C) on Saturday, with a low of 72F (22C). On Sunday, it was 104F (40C) with a low of 74F (23C). No air-conditioning. It was unbearable. The house never cooled below 84F (29C) at night, but probably was warmer because that's as high as our thermostat goes. The girls (includes the wife :P) were cranky because of not sleeping well at night, so taking them anywhere for any extended period of time was tough. They slept well in their carseats in the van, though.

I'm still searching for someone to blame for this heat, but my rational mind can't find anyone.

Supposed to be 97F (36C) today, but cool considerably tomorrow (88F - 31C), and the rest of the week. I'll believe it when it happens.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JediMAC on July 26, 2006, 01:13 AM
It's been over 100 degrees, and on up to 113, here for damned near a month now.  I feel like I'm living in Phoenix.  In a neighboring city (Woodland Hills), they broke a couple records, one of which was being over 100 degrees for like 20 straight days, and the other was the 119 they hit a few days ago.  I'm sick of this freakin' heat.  Can't even go figure hunting without my finds melting in the car.  Seriously, if I find stuff and keep it in the car, the bubbles will literally melt within an hour.  Sucks.

To hot to go outside, too hot to stay inside if you don't have major air conditioning blowing, too hot to think straight, too hot to sleep, just too damned hot.  We even had a pretty bitchin' lightning storm in L.A. during my entire drive back up from San Diego a couple days ago.  Weird.  No rain though.  Just heat, and lightning, and of course fires everywhere, as usual...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 26, 2006, 01:58 AM
It cooled off here today, just before lunch the floodgates opened up for 10 mins. It was a heavy downpour but it's so dry that it did nothing. Later in the afternoon the wind picked up & it poured again, going home the drains were backed up on some streets.

A tornado watch was in effect for the city & surrounding area, it got very muggy after the rain.

Yep, it was too hot inside & out & sleep... what the hell is that! 3-4 hours just isn't enough.   :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: blaster_e11 on July 26, 2006, 06:53 AM
it's hot as hell here

it hasn't been so hot since summer 2003 when thousands of elderly died form the heat

36°C. in Paris
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: name on July 26, 2006, 01:33 PM
-- pic removed by staff --


It's Hot.


A great pic, no doubt, but let's keep them in the Hotties thread.  We don't want anyone getting busted at work...  ;)  Jesse
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2006, 05:47 AM
It's hot and the kids are back in football...  I weep for them as it's gonna be in the 90's and opressively humid next week early and they practice full pads next week.  Ugh... 

And my AC won't work in my car goddammit.  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on October 9, 2006, 11:32 AM
I guess it was only a matter of time now that we're in October...  MN forecast calls for 40oF for a high with a chance of snow flurries on Wednesday & Thursday.   :-X

Not ready for the cold yet, so I'll just hope it's one of those "over-reacting weatherman" times...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanpaul on October 9, 2006, 01:25 PM
I guess it was only a matter of time now that we're in October...  MN forecast calls for 40oF for a high with a chance of snow flurries on Wednesday & Thursday.   :-X

Not ready for the cold yet, so I'll just hope it's one of those "over-reacting weatherman" times...

Sucker!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on October 9, 2006, 09:09 PM
I guess it was only a matter of time now that we're in October...  MN forecast calls for 40oF for a high with a chance of snow flurries on Wednesday & Thursday.   :-X

Not ready for the cold yet, so I'll just hope it's one of those "over-reacting weatherman" times...

Same forecast we have pretty much.  Last couple of years though you guys seem to have been almost worse than us and if that ain't screwed up, I don't know what is.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on October 9, 2006, 09:26 PM
Gadzooks! I just checked our local forecast!  >:(

Tuesday Morning:  Light snow . 80%.
Tuesday Afternoon: Cloudy with showers. 40%. 

Damn too ******* early for the white stuff!  :-\

Oh well, at least it will move east...  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jadesfire on October 9, 2006, 10:16 PM
Uh-oh - you said the "S" word..... :P

I don't get that anymore - today it was 82 and sunny  :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on October 10, 2006, 06:43 AM
Sunny, breezy and 80 -- with no humidity!  :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on October 11, 2006, 04:29 PM
**** >:(

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1011008.jpg)

My morning drive.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on October 11, 2006, 04:49 PM
We had some snow flurries this morning too.   >:(

Nothing too substantial (99% melted upon impact) but it did do a number on the morning drive, causing slippery roads sloooooow drivers...  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on October 11, 2006, 05:48 PM
I've seen just the occasional flurry, you two should move south like I did
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on October 11, 2006, 06:17 PM
Sorry about your snow fellas.  It's still nice here.  The kids are wearing shorts, throwing balls at Famine in the backyard :).
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: MetalJedi on October 11, 2006, 06:23 PM
You can send some of that snow this way. I miss it.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on October 11, 2006, 07:15 PM
30 yesterday and snow, sunny and 68 today, freeze advisory tonight with snow possible.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on October 11, 2006, 07:50 PM
Our unoffical high temperature here in Spartanburg, SC was approx. 79 degrees. Pretty nice day, actually...a few low-clouds, relatively low humidity...it's just too bad that it's giving way to a potentially dangerous evening, however. We've got a broken line of pre-frontal convection moving in from the west. There are a few discrete supercells mixed in with the storms...downtown Atlanta was just under a tornado warning, actually. I wouldn't be all too suprised to see our area under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for next few hours, honestly. While surface instability is lacking, there's plenty of energy in the upper-atmosphere in association with this system for the storms to tap into. Time will tell, I guess.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on October 11, 2006, 10:03 PM
Damn too ******* early for the white stuff!  :-\

Oh well, at least it will move east...  :P

Well we never got the snow  white  stuff as per that forecast but it did move east.   :-X   :P

No snow  white  stuff till next Tuesday according to the latest forecast... 90% (http://www.snowtroopers.ca/forum/Smileys/wader/shakehead.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 12, 2006, 03:49 AM
**** >:(

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1011008.jpg)

My morning drive.

Tee hee.  Oops, did I say that out loud?  We're still hitting 17oC during the day in the Okanagan.   :D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on October 12, 2006, 09:58 AM
Laugh it up fuzzball.  Oh wait, I can't call you that, you don't have enough hair :-*

BTW, how are the housing prices in the valley?  Any more years added to your amortization? :P

Oh yeah, it snowed about 3 inches overnight, travel not advised on the highways ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on October 12, 2006, 05:08 PM
About 72, sunny with a calm breeze.

Vacation is sweet!

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 13, 2006, 12:27 AM
BTW, how are the housing prices in the valley?  Any more years added to your amortization? :P

 >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on October 17, 2006, 09:17 PM
IT'S SNOWING !!!!!! So it must be October. In Colorado we usually get a good snow or very cold on Halloween so if today's snow is a sign of things to come then Halloween will keep it's tradition.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Roton7 on October 17, 2006, 09:41 PM
No snow yet...I'm enjoying the dry days while they last.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on October 17, 2006, 09:58 PM
We had a bit of snow last night mixed in with rain, got to -4C. Snow hung around this morning then it went bye, bye.

Some highways were in bad shape from the freezing rain.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 17, 2006, 10:03 PM
Cold, rainy, and miserable in NY.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on October 28, 2006, 12:36 PM
My backyard this morning!   >:(

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Snow%20October%2028%202006.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 29, 2006, 12:43 AM

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Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on October 31, 2006, 01:22 PM
Happy Freakin' Halloween >:(

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1010949-1.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on October 31, 2006, 02:08 PM
It was in the 60's yesterday and by 10:30 PM was already at 30...cold today, no snow though :P

As I said earlier, you guys need to move south like I did
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on October 31, 2006, 07:43 PM
Happy Freakin' Halloween >:(

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1010949-1.jpg)

Ah yeah... ditto!  >:(

-4°C & it feels like -11°C dropping to -14°C overnight. Been bloody windy today, I don't expect a lot of kiddies for Halloween.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on October 31, 2006, 11:42 PM
Slippery as all get out tonight, probably not a single kid out there that didn't slip and fall while trick or treating.  Good thing it's not the US or lawsuits would abound. 

At least the wind stopped, so it wasn't too bad.  Kid managed to stay out for two hours in total, so kudos to her for being tough and determined.  Urp.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 7, 2006, 01:07 AM
Not going to be a great day on the roads in the morning, right now it's -5°C & overcast with a light wind with a windchill of -10°C, 70% chance of freezing rain overnight... ****!

Right now it's raining, I can hear it pelting the house!  >:(

Freezing rain warning for: City of Edmonton-St. Albert-Sherwood Park...  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JayDouble on November 7, 2006, 06:42 PM
93 this afternoon.  Almost put on the AC.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 8, 2006, 12:39 AM
HI tomorrow forecast for 52 F with rain.  Rained the last two days and all the snow is gone.  I'm just hoping we get one day without rain before the temperature drops again :o
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: MetalJedi on November 8, 2006, 12:52 AM
93 this afternoon.  Almost put on the AC.

I was sweating my ass of today. Stupid heat wave.  >:( A heat wave in November.  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 13, 2006, 05:04 PM
More snow, 80% today & tonight with 40% tomorrow. I shoveled around the house just over an hour ago & it looks like I didn't even make a dent!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 21, 2006, 10:55 PM
Well we had a few nice days above zero & now it's turning to rat ****!  >:(

-11°C with a nasty wind which feels like -20°C & snowing. More snow on the way & temps dropping to a daytime high of -19°C to a low of -26°C by the weekend.

(http://www.killerpings.com/forum/images/smilies/36_1_26.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 22, 2006, 10:00 AM
I'll gloat for the one day I'm allowed....

Forecast high today is 55F.  Snow rolls back through tomorrow. :'(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 23, 2006, 11:22 PM
The weather today was the absolute *****, snowed all last night & today & the roads are a mess. Lucky if you could get above 35 km in the city.

The deep freeze is in for at least a week.  :-\

-17°C right now with a windchill of -26°C.

Friday: -18°C.
Saturday: -20°C.
Sunday: -22°C.
Monday: -25°C. ****! Low -32°C. Double ****!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 24, 2006, 12:02 AM
We dodged our bullet so far.  Temperature dropped from 52F down to nearly 0F and the wind chill made it worse, but the rain/snow that was supposed to come up from the Dakotas didn't thankfully.  Damn American snow.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 26, 2006, 07:51 PM
Yep, still ******* cold out thar!

-22°C which feels like -33°C & more snow coming down. Well at least I got to try the snowblower out on the garage pad from the snow 2 days ago.

Staying cold till the end of the week which they forecast -6°C for Thursday & -4°C by Friday. It's that -32°C for Wednesday night that is a pisser! 

(http://www.killerpings.com/forum/images/smilies/36_1_26.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on November 26, 2006, 08:28 PM
We are expecting it to be sunny and in the 70's for the next few days 8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 27, 2006, 07:17 PM
Yep, ****** day on the roads & that wind is something. Light snow & -23°C & dropping to -27°C & more ******* wind which will feel like -38.  :o  More snow on the way!  >:(

Time to put on the snow suit & do the walks/garage pad.

Well it's alot better that Victoria & Vancouver!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 27, 2006, 08:28 PM
According to the locals, we're having a blizzard here in Kelowna.  We've had more snow and colder weather in the last 3 or 4 days than they usually have in a year.  I'm glad to see I could introduce some good ol' ****** weather to the Okanagan from Saskatchewan.  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jadesfire on November 27, 2006, 08:44 PM
We're suppose to get hit with a cold spell by Friday....low of 34.  :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Smartypants1635 on November 27, 2006, 08:48 PM
It didn't get any higher than 20 F today, its supposed to be colder tomorrow, and cold the rest of the week. >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 27, 2006, 09:04 PM
Well that was a fun 1 1/2 hrs, running out of room to put that ****!  :-\

Who wants snow! Shipping extra!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 28, 2006, 12:09 AM
Apparently not.  Extra for shipping that is.  We're expecting 12-18 inches in the next day or so. 

Jesse, you getting Vancouver's leftovers?  Still, it would be damn nice to live in a place where snow has some point.  Good move.

We're suppose to get hit with a cold spell by Friday....low of 34.  :-*

You just hush missy.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Slothus on November 30, 2006, 11:00 AM
Just checked Weather.com and it says 17 degrees right now :o. Figures...it felt cold on my walk to my work building from my car (1/2 mile) this morning. High today is supposed to get 58..we'll see. I guess with my higher elevation(2750) in the desert here is how things can get so cold for this being pretty far south :-\.

When I was collecting last night it was 19 degrees with a 12 degree windchill >:(

DS
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on November 30, 2006, 12:18 PM
It just snowed here.


For about 4 minutes.

Now we've got sleet.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on November 30, 2006, 12:33 PM
i am home early.  we got  "snowed out".   there won't be any pictures of at-at's in the snow though.  i am just a little north of Rob and its the same here... cold and wet, but not really that bad.    but, this is texas, so lots of stuff is shut down.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on November 30, 2006, 02:45 PM
Things straightened themselves out for us downtown.  It's been snowing for about an hour and a half - not much is sticking, but walking to and from lunch was a blast.

I know the guys up north are probably laughing about this - but don't forget that this is ******* Texas.  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Slothus on November 30, 2006, 03:35 PM
I'm not surprised.
I lived there for 9 years ..Prob. 4 hours south of Rob.
We usually got our first snow like clockwork right on or near Thanksgiving then again in January/Februaryish.

One year in April we got 10 inches in one day :o! Now that surprised me even.
The Sleet/freezing rain does suck though..I remember how it bit your face when it came down at a sharp angle >:(.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 30, 2006, 07:39 PM
Ha! It warmed up, -5°C. Break out the BBQ!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jjks on November 30, 2006, 08:32 PM
It's 70 degrees here right now, and they're calling for potential flurries late tonight/early tomorrow  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 30, 2006, 11:54 PM
Ya got a hockey team, whaddya expect? ::)

Windchill here is -25 C (so a little below 0F) but it's going to warm up to about 6-8F so we can get more snow on top of the foot from Tuesday.  Yay ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on December 1, 2006, 02:12 AM
I'm not surprised.
I lived there for 9 years ..Prob. 4 hours south of Rob.
We usually got our first snow like clockwork right on or near Thanksgiving then again in January/Februaryish.

One year in April we got 10 inches in one day :o! Now that surprised me even.
The Sleet/freezing rain does suck though..I remember how it bit your face when it came down at a sharp angle >:(.

Where was this?  Houston?

I didn't know that it ever snowed that far south in Texas.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on December 1, 2006, 02:55 AM
man! its so cold in san diego, that today i had to go outside wearing pants that sucks. but by noon i was back wearing shorts again. its going to be a cold winter.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Smartypants1635 on December 20, 2006, 09:32 AM
YEAH, Blizzard Conditons throughout Colorado, My Administrator just called school, and its finals week ;D, I still have another 3 finals but we dont have school today or tomorow, :-* and Friday everyone was already off school. I just totally lucked out on finals I wasn't ready to take.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 20, 2006, 10:13 AM
It dipped down to freezing for the first time that I can remember living in LA.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on December 20, 2006, 10:45 AM
We've been in the mid-70s and sunny nearly the everyday for the past 2 weeks.  8)  My son is actually starting to complain that we're making him play outside everyday.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on December 20, 2006, 12:05 PM
My son is actually starting to complain that we're making him play outside everyday.


Soon his lightsaber training will be complete.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on December 20, 2006, 01:57 PM
Soon his lightsaber training will be complete.

Kevin

Just wait until he opens the double-bladed lightsaber from Santa ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Slothus on December 20, 2006, 03:16 PM
I'm not surprised.
I lived there for 9 years ..Prob. 4 hours south of Rob.
We usually got our first snow like clockwork right on or near Thanksgiving then again in January/Februaryish.

One year in April we got 10 inches in one day :o! Now that surprised me even.
The Sleet/freezing rain does suck though..I remember how it bit your face when it came down at a sharp angle >:(.

Where was this?  Houston?

I didn't know that it ever snowed that far south in Texas.

Abilene...South West of Dallas..and, not as far south as Houston
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Slothus on December 20, 2006, 03:21 PM
Sorry for the DP


This morning I took the long walk from my car to work again and it was 14 Degrees out; I checked Weather .com and they said it 'felt like 8 degrees'--Yeah, No **** as I'm picking up parts that fell off on the walk to work :P. You know how it is... sunny SOCAL ::). Well, it was sunny outside this morning too :-\.

DS
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on December 20, 2006, 08:05 PM
Colorado has now been declared a disaster area due to the blizzard. Yeah!! Federal Funding, Red Cross, We had to beg our work to let us but we couldn't until all the trailers were loaded, not that they could go anywhere once they were loaded. LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Smartypants1635 on December 20, 2006, 09:41 PM
LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW.
I know I'm sooooo stoked!!!!!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 21, 2006, 12:30 PM
YEAH, Blizzard Conditons throughout Colorado, My Administrator just called school, and its finals week ;D, I still have another 3 finals but we dont have school today or tomorow, :-* and Friday everyone was already off school. I just totally lucked out on finals I wasn't ready to take.

My fiance and I were supposed to fly to NY for Christmas today to spend Christmas with my family.  DIA's closed until tonight and the earliest we can get to NY is 7pm on the 25th.   >:(

Oh well....at least we still get to go.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on December 21, 2006, 01:27 PM
Still snowing. airports are closed until late today, most won't get a flight until the 25th at the earliest and the 27th at the latest. Another system is due in on Sat. with more snow possible.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on December 21, 2006, 03:12 PM
3 feet+ of snow. I LOVE this weather. :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Smartypants1635 on December 21, 2006, 05:14 PM
3 feet+ of snow. I LOVE this weather. :)
Not when I have to shovel it. :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 21, 2006, 05:31 PM
This is the heavy wet snow that you don't normall see around here.  I spent most of this morning/early afternoon shoveling the driveway and sidewalk.  Street still needs to be plowed.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 21, 2006, 05:42 PM
Well temps here have been pretty darn good lately, we are at a wopping 8°C today & for Christmas 0°C & it will be white!  8)

Shovel! Get a snowblower ya bums!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Smartypants1635 on December 21, 2006, 06:20 PM
Well temps here have been pretty darn good lately, we are at a wopping 8°C today & for Christmas 0°C & it will be white!  8)

Shovel! Get a snowblower ya bums!  :P
Eh, snowblowers are for wimps, besides my dad was using it. :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 21, 2006, 06:35 PM
(http://www.newtoreno.com/renosnowpix/snowblower.jpg)

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(http://www.chriscorrigan.com/parkinglot/zamboni.jpg)

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(http://www.mta.ca/annualfund/bermuda/images/bermuda_tall.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Artoo on December 22, 2006, 03:27 PM
In the 80's here in Jax. Quite Christmas-ie weather. :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanpaul on December 22, 2006, 08:16 PM
In the 80's here in Jax. Quite Christmas-ie weather. :P

Carnor Jax?   ???
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Roton7 on December 23, 2006, 12:22 AM
In the 80's here in Jax. Quite Christmas-ie weather. :P

Carnor Jax?   ???

Perhaps Jacksonville? ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanpaul on December 23, 2006, 12:33 AM
In the 80's here in Jax. Quite Christmas-ie weather. :P

Carnor Jax?   ???

Perhaps Jacksonville? ;)

Wouldn't that be "Jacks"?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Roton7 on December 23, 2006, 12:42 AM
In the 80's here in Jax. Quite Christmas-ie weather. :P

Carnor Jax?   ???

Perhaps Jacksonville? ;)

Wouldn't that be "Jacks"?

Well sure, but I suppose that 'Jax' is just an easier word to type, and it makes the same sound of a word that takes longer to type.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on December 23, 2006, 01:14 AM
All we have is mud with all the rain supposed to snow Christmas night  Day late and a dollar short
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on January 5, 2007, 03:10 PM
It is 65 and very muggy here in the Piedmont of NC.  We've had thunderstorms on and off all day and are currently under a tornado watch.  Its expected to be sunny and 71 tomorrow.  I have a feeling we are going to pay for this in late February/early March with sleet/ice/snow mixes.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 5, 2007, 04:32 PM
Trade yah weather :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on January 5, 2007, 04:49 PM
It is 65 and very muggy here in the Piedmont of NC.  We've had thunderstorms on and off all day and are currently under a tornado watch.  Its expected to be sunny and 71 tomorrow.  I have a feeling we are going to pay for this in late February/early March with sleet/ice/snow mixes.

Yeah, we actually had 2 Tornados touchdown here in the Upstate of SC. That line should be getting right into your area now, actually. One of the tornados hit a few miles from here right as school let out; the rotating portion of the storm was infact visible south of the city, too. The Wall Cloud skirted past the location I was viewing it from by less than a mile. Really awesome, but really freaky. Too bad I didn't have my camera on hand.

About 50 miles from here, however, a possible tornado struck Liberty Elementary school (Liberty, for those unfamiliar with my area, is about 20 miles to the west of Greenville). 4 people were injured and 9 cars were piled on top of each other. Thankfully, the students were kept safe.

Freaky weather, to be quite honest. We just had a tornado on New Year's Eve, which is suprising, as SC only averages about 12-14 tornados per year. Needless to say, I'm more than ready for Winter to return.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 5, 2007, 04:59 PM
Our weather has been good thus far with temps above normal, heck we eve had a couple days where it hit 8°C & boy did it melt.

No new snow has come which is good, that last dump we had was bad enough. The city cleared the streets but if you did not move the vehicles you were screwed as they just cleared & did not removed the snow.  >:(

Getting colder the next few days then back up to warmer temps. 

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on January 6, 2007, 12:36 AM
55 degrees now, and 65 degrees tomorrow, or so says the weather report.

Good lord, stock up on shovels and salt now, I'm sure we'll pay for it later.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanpaul on January 6, 2007, 12:26 PM
Yesterday was perfect.  9-12 inches of fresh powder.  These are pictures from my camera phone:

(http://www.congruentinc.com/imagestopost/ski1.jpg)

(http://www.congruentinc.com/imagestopost/ski2.jpg)

(http://www.congruentinc.com/imagestopost/ski3.jpg)

(http://www.congruentinc.com/imagestopost/ski4.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 6, 2007, 09:44 PM
 :P BRRR! I'll take cold and rainy over that any day,but if you don't have to drive in it.It's beautiful! of course we're 20 degrees above normal Kinda scary :-\ we'll have the reverse in June. 20 degrees below normal
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 7, 2007, 01:20 AM
Deanpaul, that's a hell of a camera phone.  I've never seen such clear pics from one before.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanpaul on January 7, 2007, 01:35 AM
Thanks, Jesse. 

It's the Sony Ericson w810i Walkman phone on Cingular.  Not bad at all for $99, considering I've also got a 2gb card in it with a couple of iTunes playlists on it as an mp3 player.  I've got it linked to my helmet, so I can ski with music.  If a call comes in, I've got glove friendly buttons on the helmet to pick up the call, and then it transfers back to music after the phone hangs up.  I get good signal at the resort I go to, so I can bag work without anyone knowing if it's not too windy.

The camera shoots 2 megapixel images, and I can sync it with my Mac seamlessly. 

There are a few more images from the camera phone here (http://web.mac.com/deanpaulrussell/iWeb/deanpaulrussell/Snow%20Report%20010507.html).

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 7, 2007, 12:51 PM
Nice pics Deanpaul.  8)

Snowing a bit up here, -5°C right now. Long range forecast is much colder, -23°C by Thursday & dropping to -30°C during the evenings.

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Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 7, 2007, 10:37 PM
 :P Rain, clouds,rain,clouds,I think I see a trend here :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 8, 2007, 08:41 PM
Whoa! The wind here last night was wicked, a wind warning was put out before I went to bed & boy did it ever come in. Woke me up a few times. >:(  Still windy this morning heading out to work & garbage all over the place & a few garbage cans down the alleys.

Tho the temp was not too cold today, -3°C but with that wind... yikes!  :-\

Still forecasting 90% snow on Wednesday & the temp dropping like a rock!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 8, 2007, 10:35 PM
That must have been one hell of a wind system last night because it hit us too.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 8, 2007, 10:49 PM
Yeah, just wait Jesse. This news does not sound too good.  :-\

Nothing to brag about with weather this week
Jan, 08 2007 - 6:30 AM

EDMONTON (630 CHED) - Enjoy the next few days because Environment Canada says one of the worst winter storms to hit the Edmonton area since 1989 should be here by Wednesday.

The big blast of artic air is making it's way to Edmonton thanks in part to this major wind storm.

The storm is expected to pack high wind chills around minus 40 with plenty of snow.

As for today, powerful gusts of wind buffeted the Edmonton area overnight and a wind warning remains in effect for much of central Alberta.

Callers tell CHED News blowing snow is creating visibility problems on some highways and the roads are slippery where the snow has settled.

Parts of St Albert were blacked out just before four but the RCMP tells CHED News the outage is not widespread.

Epcor reports no significant power outages in Edmonton.

Burglar alarms were set off by the wind gusts and that kept police and firefighters busy but no serious damage has been reported.

Light debris is blowing around in most parts of the city and the suburbs.

Yup, the big storm of 89.  :-\

January 29-31, 1989: Alberta was experiencing a mild period during the latter part of January up until a particularly vicious cold front from the Yukon dropped temperatures from plus 2 C to -12 in the span of an hour, as it charged through Edmonton during morning rushhour on the 30th. Rain rapidly changed to heavy snow and the mercury fell to the -25 range and was still falling at noon. By that time the front had surged through Calgary, and by late afternoon the entire province was in the grips of a blizzard. The Edmonton area received the most snow, around 35 cm, an all-time January record. Portions of the province south and east of Red Deer were spared the snow, but still had to endure the bitterly cold winds. The effects of the storm lingered for days. Temperatures were in the minus 30's. In the Edmonton area alone, seven deaths were directly attributed to the storm's fury.

No Sir. I Don't Like It!  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 9, 2007, 08:32 PM
Storms a brewing now, wind is picking up. The snow should hit here around midnight, just a tad of flurries this afternoon & the roads are getting nasty.

Blizzard warning for: City of Edmonton-St. Albert-Sherwood Park.

The highways are a mess & the no-tow is in effect so if you go off the road, you're **** out of luck.  :-\

-5°C right now which feels like -15°C & dropping to -12°C overnight with 90% snow. Tomorrow, blowing snow. The freeze is in till Sunday thus far & Mondays forecast... -1°C with freezing rain. ****!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 10, 2007, 07:02 PM
 ;)You can keep all that stuff! It was nice here for a change! I got real tired of seeing rain,but its better than seeing SNOW :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 10, 2007, 08:37 PM
****! Nice storm.  >:(  I got up early & shoveled the back walk as the snow drifted with the high winds. The drive to work was not too bad, I left 15 mins early but it was like driving on mashed potatoes. We left work 1/2 hr early to beat the traffic so not so bad either but the snow on the garage pad & around the house.  >:(

Took me over 1 1/2 hrs to clean up.  >:(

The storm is over & the winds have died down now but the temp is going to -29°C tonight.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 11, 2007, 10:41 PM
 :P BRR! I sure don't envy you!Guess what we're having? 4 straight days of RAIN then changing to S*** on Mon.
The Wind has really picked up :(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: David on January 11, 2007, 10:43 PM
beautiful sunny day here in SJ- but ******* FREEZING! its not supposed to work that way!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 11, 2007, 10:48 PM
Thanks Dale for passing on the weather >:(  -43 C outside right now with the windchill after two days of snow.  Bastard.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 11, 2007, 10:49 PM
It was -32°C this morning & the graders were out ******* the roads up. Nothing like making shear ice after they grade it & no sand out on afterwards.  ::)  >:(

-27 tonight & clear skies.  :-\

PS, your more than Welcome Brent!  :-*

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 11, 2007, 10:56 PM
Today a massive (well, for here anyway) coldfront moved in at midday; the temp never got higher than 33 degrees with as hard as the wind blew. The ****** thing is, I'm not looking forward to work tommorrow since I have some software verifications scheduled on the plane tommorrow and we're expecting snow above 1500 ft(we're at 2500)and highs of 25-30 degrees. Of course in the morning when I start work it will be 15 degrees with 15 mPH winds no doubt ::). UGH

I guess I'm officially SOCAL spoiled(weather-wise) now.

DS
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on January 12, 2007, 10:07 AM
Wow, it's finally cold today!

-12oF Wind Chill this AM.  It's cold out, but it's nice to get some real Minnesota winter weather finally.  :P

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 12, 2007, 10:13 AM
Holy crap :o

Now don't take this the wrong way, I'm not really whining, it's more a tinge of amazement than anything else.

Temperature outside this morning, with the windchill:  -48 C  

That's just nutty kookoo.  It equates out to -54 F.  Now without the windchill it's a balmy -38 C, so really not that cold, but consider the following:

When I stepped out the door this morning, the temperature change from my house to outside was 126 degrees, from +72 F in the house to -54 F outside.

The car, parked inside the garage, barely started. 

While driving to work at 70 mph, on several occasions the engine RPM increased because the engine was cooling off.

Exposed skin freezes in under two minutes at this temperature.  We're not talking frostbite, we're talking your skin freezes.  Period.  And that's just not a good thing. 

Shrinkage.  Seinfeld didn't adequately cover the topic, of that I can assure you.  Sucked.  Up.  Inside.  'Nuff said. 

One would think living here you'd be prepared and for the most part I/we are.  Extra mitts, goretex overpants, hat, scarf, etc.  The funny part is this cold and all I added was a thin fleece vest.  It's cold out, so I need an extra layer, otherwise I'm wearing the same stuff I was when it was 40 C warmer.  Acclimatization is a beautiful thing. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: name on January 12, 2007, 11:17 AM
holy ******* ****.   where do you live again?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 12, 2007, 11:19 AM
Siberia.  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Eh.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2007, 12:21 PM
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Wow, it's finally cold today!

-12oF Wind Chill this AM.  It's cold out, but it's nice to get some real Minnesota winter weather finally.

Same exact wind chill here in Nebraska this morning as well.  Nothing like what Brent and friends are dealing with up north, but we haven't had a whole lot of really cold weather here yet.  Sounds like we're in for our second snowstorm of the season this weekend as well.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Clone Commander on January 12, 2007, 03:52 PM
Siberia.  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Eh.

Haha, well Morgbug you arent alone!  :P
Atleast I got the day off from school today!
But its way too cold outside to go out and do anything.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: name on January 12, 2007, 03:54 PM
Siberia.  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Eh.

This is why Canada can offer free health care...a third of the year you're all in cryogenic stasis.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on January 12, 2007, 04:45 PM
The wind and cold hit us here in CO too. We hit -11 degrees F with the windchill last night. It's +1 Farenheit today with a high of +2 F and a low of -2. I wlaked the dogs at 4:45 this morning  with shorts on and it didn't seem that bad.

The other night before the storm hit it was 54 F in Boulder and 19 F in Greeley, at the same time. These are both front range cities and Greeley is only about 25-30 miles east of Boulder.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 12, 2007, 04:53 PM
Siberia.  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Eh.

Winterpeg!  :P

Much better, right now it's -10°C.  :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on January 12, 2007, 04:57 PM
One would think living here you'd be prepared and for the most part I/we are.  Extra mitts, goretex overpants, hat, scarf, etc.  The funny part is this cold and all I added was a thin fleece vest.  It's cold out, so I need an extra layer, otherwise I'm wearing the same stuff I was when it was 40 C warmer.  Acclimatization is a beautiful thing. 

Brent -- I see you mentioned that you guys have become acclimated to the cold and prepare via extra mitts, hats, gloves, etc.  If you don't mind me asking, how does your little buglett handle such extreme cold?  What about waiting for the school bus in the am -- does she get to wait inside?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: name on January 12, 2007, 05:41 PM
 If you don't mind me asking, how does your little buglett handle such extreme cold?  

Three times I had to read that before I could understand that she wasn't asking about his penis.    :o
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on January 12, 2007, 06:10 PM
Off to Chicago bei interstate this evening, should prove to be wonderful weather for the return trip come Monday. An ice storm is predicted to effect areas along the route home, though hopefully accumulations will be light to negligable.

In Chicago, the temps are going to be fairly extreme, at least to my Carolinian sensibilities. Nights in the low 20s? Burr.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Nathan on January 12, 2007, 06:31 PM
If you don't mind me asking, how does your little buglett handle such extreme cold? 

Three times I had to read that before I could understand that she wasn't asking about his penis.    :o

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Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on January 12, 2007, 06:35 PM
 If you don't mind me asking, how does your little buglett handle such extreme cold?  

Three times I had to read that before I could understand that she wasn't asking about his penis.    :o


Please try and follow along Richard.  He already answered that question for me. :P

Shrinkage.  Seinfeld didn't adequately cover the topic, of that I can assure you.  Sucked.  Up.  Inside.  'Nuff said. 

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 12, 2007, 11:47 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :P
Well,Our low is 55 degrees for Tonite + You guessed it more Rain anymore I might consider driving a boat instead of the car :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2007, 01:31 PM
One would think living here you'd be prepared and for the most part I/we are.  Extra mitts, goretex overpants, hat, scarf, etc.  The funny part is this cold and all I added was a thin fleece vest.  It's cold out, so I need an extra layer, otherwise I'm wearing the same stuff I was when it was 40 C warmer.  Acclimatization is a beautiful thing. 

Brent -- I see you mentioned that you guys have become acclimated to the cold and prepare via extra mitts, hats, gloves, etc.  If you don't mind me asking, how does your little buglett handle such extreme cold?  What about waiting for the school bus in the am -- does she get to wait inside?

Well, no school bus for starters.  We're about as hideously suburban as can be, Cul-de-sac about a mile from the school means no bus for you.  So we drop her off and pick her up in this weather.  But she has a nice parka, heavy duty winter pants that go over her regular clothes (think ski pants), mitts, hat.  Generally they don't let them outside on days like this, mostly because kids are now pussies. :-X 

Honestly, I don't know if it's because our parents were trying to kill us or just didn't know any better or what, but we used to play outdoor hockey in weather like this.  I remember being 8 and playing at a rink where between periods all the kids were crying in the dressing room because the blood and feeling was returning to their feet.  The coaches were disgusted with a bunch of 8 year olds bawling like babies and sure enough we had to lace 'em back up and go out for the next round.  Not my happiest hockey memory and probably not a smart thing to do, but now they're cancelling school because it's cold??  Gimme a break, you're going to be inside, not lying naked in a snow drift ::)

It's warmed up considerably today, only -34 C with the windchill, so only -29 F.  Hey, it's 25 F warmer, that's gotta be good, right?

I'm probably going to go buy a new battery for the car today :-X  It was a little sluggish (8 years old too) the last couple of days.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Clone Commander on January 13, 2007, 07:55 PM
Heh, I got yesterday off from school. I mean living in St.Norbert is great, the buses didnt run, the schools in the area were called off.
Its too bad about the students in the city, my friends go to some of the other collegiates in the city.  :P
Meh, its not that bad out, atleast not now.  :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jadesfire on January 13, 2007, 10:03 PM
Honestly, I don't know if it's because our parents were trying to kill us or just didn't know any better or what,

Both.  If school was closed due to a two foot snow fall and 20 degrees below zero (before anyone ever thought of adding in the wind chill) - we still had to shovel the driveway, sidewalk, path to the alley (to put out the garbage) and underneath the clothes line (hey, my Mom liked the bedding "fresh").  Then, we could go ice skating, sledding or whatever we wanted to do but we had to do it OUTSIDE.  It was unheard of NOT to have snow pants.


mostly because kids are now pussies. :-X 

and yes, today's kids are wimps.  They have no idea what rosy cheeks, frozen toes and knitted mittens (that weigh three pounds) feel like and I feel sorry for them.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2007, 10:08 PM
That's why I love you :-*

I confess that my kid hasn't been playing outside the last couple of days, but she and her friends here on the street are pretty good though.  A moderately common mindset amongst several parents that the kids should be outside.  We have a big pile of snow out front and the kids do stay out for hours when it's not windy, even if it is really cold.  Everyone's happy to ply them with hot chocolate and marshmallows if they're covered in snow, rosy cheeked and have cold toes. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: name on January 13, 2007, 11:12 PM
and underneath the clothes line (hey, my Mom liked the bedding "fresh").  Then, we could go ice skating, sledding or whatever we wanted to do but we had to do it OUTSIDE.  It was unheard of NOT to have snow pants.



If you put wet clothes on the line at 20 below, don't you just get frozen clothes?

 :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2007, 11:50 PM
Yes, except when you bring them inside they're dry as the water has evaporated for the most part, even in the cold. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Dan on January 14, 2007, 08:12 AM
14 degrees here, and still doesn't seem like winter has started.

I keep telling my girls (9 and 6) that they haven't even seen a real winter yet.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 14, 2007, 10:02 AM
 :P More of the same,Rain and clouds with Heavy rain by evening(in a Ben Stein Voice)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on January 14, 2007, 03:44 PM
The snow, The cold , this is the fourth straight weekend of the stuff  :o. I had to change a flat tire in 1 degree weather. I've lived in Colorado for 22 years and don't remember ever getting this kind of cold and snow on a regular basis.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on January 14, 2007, 10:24 PM
I drove back home to the Twin Cities from Iowa visiting family throughout the snowstorm. That was not fun. Slippery conditions from time to time, passing vehicles kicking up wall of snow making me snowblind. Still made it home okay, but was surprised to hear that the Cities were getting hit when it wasn't supposed to go north of Albert Lea!! So I missed a bit of "24" but happy to be alive...

I only hope the fellow that struck into the support of an overpass just south of the Iowa/Minnesota border is okay, too. Sheared off the whole front end of the car and the emergency staff on the scene had already cut the door off so I was able to see inside briefly (had to concentrate on my own driving even if I was going 15 mph). My thoughts go out to that person and his or her family. It didn't look too good, but I hope their guardian angel was looking out for them.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on January 14, 2007, 11:43 PM
The road crews have failed to put a plow to any of the streets here all ******* weekend, so it took me a half hour to go ten miles from my folk's house to my place tonight. I thought for sure I was going to end up in a ditch, but thankfully, it didn't happen.

I doubt I'll be going to work tomorrow, since it's just terrible out there, and my work is in the worst possible place to be in a snowstorm.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Dan on January 15, 2007, 08:30 AM
We finally get some snow (4" maybe) and my 9 year old is in a cast (torn tendon in her foot). I am going to be hearing some serious griping about life being unfair when I get home from work  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 15, 2007, 03:48 PM
 :P rain tapering off tonight turning into snow.OH JOY! :-\
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Post by: DSJ™ on January 15, 2007, 05:13 PM
-1°C right now, what a change in temp. Roads are slushy, mucky, filthy blah. Need lots of windshield fluid today.
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Post by: Morgbug on January 16, 2007, 12:14 AM
-1°C right now, what a change in temp. Roads are slushy, mucky, filthy blah. Need lots of windshield fluid today.

That won't hit us.  We're supposed to warm up to about -6 C on Thursday, then back down to -24 on Friday ::)  Windchill warning overnight and tomorrow: -44 C  :D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 16, 2007, 04:22 AM
It's -7C here, not too bad.  I almost miss those -40C days.  Pffft.  Yeah right.  ;D 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 16, 2007, 05:24 PM
1°C right now, break out that BBQ!  :P

Very warm on the way to work, same temp & holding all day. Windshield fluid is a big seller. Staying just below or above zero for the rest of the week, I'll take it.  :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 16, 2007, 05:28 PM
 :P Spitting snow all day.with a windchill of 16 degrees paybacks is a b**** >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Diddly on January 16, 2007, 06:19 PM
Iced over here in Central Texas. Sleet and ice are everywhere. It even snowed for about 30-45 minutes this morning. We've been between 28-30 degrees C since Sunday night. Since anything under 70 degrees is considered cold here, town has basically shut down. No school today, and a very high chance that there won't be any tomorrow either!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on January 21, 2007, 02:26 PM
That's it I'm packing my bags and heading to Texas..No their iced over as well. Here I sit the fifth, or is it sixth?..weekend with snow and cold. Next weekend was looking promising,it was going to be 40, but some weather channels have started dropping the temps again.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on January 21, 2007, 02:38 PM
You know, I find myself saying this each and every year, but your wintery weather is more than welcomed here.

We ran the chance of having an ice storm in Northwestern SC today, however the artic high pressure system in New England failed to dam any of the truely cold air far south enough for us to get anything other than cold rain. Ah well, I suppose our light icing from last Thursday will have to suffice for now. At least that caused school to have a 2 hour delay.

Current conditions, as reported by the GSP WFO: 39°F (4°C), Light Rain with winds from the NE at 9 MPH.
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Post by: Deanna Rash on January 21, 2007, 08:50 PM
 :P Well,We certainly got our Payback. >:( 4-5 inches of S*** :P
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Post by: tonphanan on January 22, 2007, 03:45 PM
 :'( We're looking at another snow system to come in Friday night again. This crap won't melt till June at this rate.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 22, 2007, 05:27 PM
Super weather thus far, sitting at 4°C & staying on the plus side till the weekend. Forecast for early Feb, ahh yuck!  >:(

Quite cold to very cold with snow!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on January 29, 2007, 03:22 AM
what the hell is happening the freaking oranges and avocados froze over here. i guess not even the fruit around san diego likes the cold weather. my wife has to turn on the heater every morning, we haven use the thing in years so i had to clean it.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on January 30, 2007, 07:19 PM
Only light flurries this weekend, but so very cold.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 30, 2007, 07:31 PM
 :P Very cold,Windy,Snow with accumulation Thurs 4-5" :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 31, 2007, 08:33 PM
Here we go again, -5°C, wind NW 31 km/h, feels like -13°C. Overcast with light snow. Going to -18°C tonight & with that ******* wind it will feel like -29°C. Tomorrow, drifting snow yeah no ****!  >:(  In for the deep freeze again for the next week plus more snow!  >:(

Roads are getting ****** plus the highways are bad, more vehicles in the ditches. The wind is just polishing the roads.  :-\

Speaking of deep freeze, how aboot that Winterpeg forecast!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 31, 2007, 08:37 PM
Aw, it's just been plain ass freezing for a while now.  Occasionally it warms up ::) to -15 or so, but mostly the wind is just howling merrily. 

I don't even notice anymore.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 31, 2007, 08:45 PM
Climatized, thatta boy! Hey, -15. So like thats BBQ weather eh!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 31, 2007, 11:56 PM
Ayup, I hauled the BBQ out on Sunday to do burgers.  -20 ;D  Hell, we went out skating at -28, so why not.  It's all in the wind, as long as you're sheltered or it's not very high, no worries. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JangoTat on February 1, 2007, 12:03 AM
its about -15/10 around me. good enough theres a pond just across the street from me. pond hockey every other day? i think so  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Slothus on February 1, 2007, 12:56 AM
Got delayed on my flight into the DFW this morning due to "planes bunched up in the traffic pattern because of heavy snow". ...and, BS ::). Show up at the DFW and no snow anywhere and 33 degrees :P.
Then, got a 1 hour delay on my connecting flight into OKC from the DFW. It did snow and had lotsa ice there though(OKC).

DS
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Post by: Matt on February 1, 2007, 01:00 AM
Then, got a 1 hour delay on my connecting flight into OKC from the DFW. It did snow and had lotsa ice there though(OKC).

' the ****, man, no PM?  Put Sky Mall down for a sec' and holla at'cha boy.  I'd take you out and show you the town.

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on February 1, 2007, 08:04 AM
It's snowing here.  We're expected to get 3-4" before turning over to an NC favorite -- ICE.  Then we'll get up to an inch of that -- which will make driving near impossible and bring down tree limbs and power lines. >:(

The neighborhood kids are enjoying what little snow we have while they can.  They've been out since 7:00 trying to construct a snowman. :)
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Post by: Tracy on February 1, 2007, 03:44 PM
The neighborhood kids managed to scrape together a snowman before the sleet/ice started.  Of course I had to pose our littlest one in front of the snowman to make it seem more impressive ;)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/tamidala/Madelines1stsnow4edited.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: name on February 1, 2007, 04:30 PM
Chris needs to mow the grass again.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on February 1, 2007, 04:32 PM
Chris needs to mow the grass again.

It's not our yard, Professor Dickweed........ :P

 ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 1, 2007, 04:33 PM
 :o :o Its really going to get COLD! next week :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 2, 2007, 12:23 AM
The neighborhood kids managed to scrape together a snowman before the sleet/ice started.  Of course I had to pose our littlest one in front of the snowman to make it seem more impressive ;)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/tamidala/Madelines1stsnow4edited.jpg)

Pfft.  No mouth.  6/10 at best.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on February 2, 2007, 07:08 AM
I meant size-wise, considering our pitiful amount of snowfall.  :P

Canadians ::)




 ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 2, 2007, 02:33 PM
Speaking of deep freeze, how aboot that Winterpeg forecast!  :P

Holy Crap.

Weather warning for us: a large mass of Arctic Air and winds from the NW ranging from 15-30 KPH (10-20 mph) will cause extreme windchill values in the range of -41 to -44 C.  ******* brr. :o
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 2, 2007, 10:56 PM
  :-\ Whoa! and I thought our weather was bad :-X Well,It's a  balmy 10 degrees with a windchill of -15
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 2, 2007, 11:12 PM
Speaking of deep freeze, how aboot that Winterpeg forecast!  :P

Holy Crap.

Weather warning for us: a large mass of Arctic Air and winds from the NW ranging from 15-30 KPH (10-20 mph) will cause extreme windchill values in the range of -41 to -44 C.  ******* brr. :o

(http://www.kenforever.com/forum/images/smilies/cold.gif)  (http://www.fs-bau.rwth-aachen.de/forum/phpBB2/images/smiles/0-cold.gif)  (http://www.bananas.org/images/smilies/banana_files/coldbanana.gif)  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Frozen%20Tounge.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 3, 2007, 01:20 AM
Just to confirm, with the windchill, it is indeed -44 C or -47.2 F.   ;D
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Post by: Nicklab on February 3, 2007, 01:39 AM
And here it's just barely below freezing but there's a nice coating of ice.  NICE!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on February 3, 2007, 09:31 AM
It's freezing!! About -25C in the Twin Cities... translates to -13F... I would swear BSG-style, but not sure if it's allowed.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Cory Chaos on February 3, 2007, 08:07 PM
..and as of right now, here in St. Paul, it's -7°F, windchill making it -24°F.
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Post by: I Am Sith on February 3, 2007, 10:35 PM
Actual temperature near the Illinois Wisconsin border was -2oF when I was on my way to Target an hour ago.  It's really too bad they aren't playing the Super Bowl in Soldier Field tomorrow...  I'd like to see the 'Domers' deal with sub zero weather during the game.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 4, 2007, 12:10 AM
Global Warming? More like Global freezing! :P High of 16. Tomorrow a low of 2. :P At least we're on the plus side of the mercury.Oh! I almost forgot the windchill-Winds of 30-40mph will make it feel like -20 to -25 below :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 4, 2007, 12:13 AM
-14°C right now with snow till Monday. As for Brent, yikes!  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 4, 2007, 12:19 AM
Whoo-hoo!

-49 C with the windchill baby.  C'mon, let's get it down to the big 5-0 ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 4, 2007, 12:20 AM
I dare ya!  :-*

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Frozen%20Tounge.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 4, 2007, 12:30 AM
Nuh-uh, I've seen it happen, about grade 4 or so.  Someone dared the kid everyone picked on (a Trek fan, so go figure) to do it on the railing outside the community club.  Damn, but he bled a lot. 

Y'know, I'm sure in the past it's been this cold, but I honestly don't remember it being -50 C with the windchill ever.  Lots of time in the -40s, but never that 5 as the first digit.  Hell, the cars are plugged in INSIDE the garage :o

-50 C: frostbite can occur in less than 2 minutes :-X

Geez, it's even buggering the cable connection
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 4, 2007, 12:53 AM
My wife is in Saskatoon this weekend - the temperature? -26C

I'm in Kelowna.  The temp?  -4C.

I think she'll remember one of the reasons we moved.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 4, 2007, 12:57 AM
Saskawho?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on February 4, 2007, 01:20 AM
Saskawhy?

Kevin
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Post by: Morgbug on February 4, 2007, 04:07 PM
Couldn't post it last night because the connection was down.  So apparently there is a lower limit to cable internet connectivity relative to outside temperature.

We did it ;D

-50 C with the windchill (yessiree, that's -58 F).  Next goal is to break -60 F.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 4, 2007, 09:14 PM
 :o WOW! That's some serious Freezing! Right now we have 18F with 30 to 40 mph winds making it -25F :P.Tomorrow a high of 9 and a low of 0,and still 30 to 40 mph winds.I wonder how much gas I could save if I had one of those wind rider go carts ???
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Nicklab on February 4, 2007, 09:36 PM
Wow, it seems downright balmy in the NY metro area at 15 degrees fahrenheit.

But -58 F, huh?  DAMN.  The lowest I ever dealt with was -28 F with no windchill.  That physically hurts.  A lot.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 5, 2007, 01:56 AM
I know it's repetetive, but damn, this is just so sick it's funny. 

Currently -37C/-47C with the windchill.  The forecast high for tomorrow is a balmy -28 C.  Stoopid place to live. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 5, 2007, 04:03 AM
Currently -37C/-47C with the windchill.  The forecast high for tomorrow is a balmy -28 C.  Stoopid place to live. 

I hear BC is looking for entomologists.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: I Am Sith on February 5, 2007, 08:46 AM
-37oF with the wind chill in Chicago this morning...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 5, 2007, 08:54 AM
 :oWow! we have 2F with a lite coating of snow.The joy! Too cold to be out on my birthday today! >:( :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 5, 2007, 10:42 AM
Currently -37C/-47C with the windchill.  The forecast high for tomorrow is a balmy -28 C.  Stoopid place to live. 

I hear BC is looking for entomologists.  ;D

Yeah, at 50% of the pay that I get here.  No thanks, living in abject poverty isn't preferable to the cold.  Besides, those housing prices really aren't appealing.

In other news, a lovely -40C without the windchill this morning.  You know that sensor that tells you the outside temperature that's in your car?  Yeah, our's doesn't register that low.  It stopped working.  The compass still works but the temperature shows as - - -  LOL.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on February 5, 2007, 10:56 AM
We had -18F this morning, been that way most of the weekend where I don't think it got above 0.  Should be warming through the week with a high on Friday of around 10F

I can remember 2 times (once in 1994 and once in 1996) where school was canceled because of cold.  Both times the wind chill was around -80F.  There were reports in 1994 of -100F wind chill around where I went for my first two years of college (out on the MN prairie...much like Winnipeg).  This was on the old windchill scales though

We were not allowed to go outside (even to food service) nobodys car started for like 5 days...it was damn damn cold.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 5, 2007, 11:19 AM
Yeah, 94 and 96 were really cold.  1996 we were one day short of the longest winter ever (measured by the amount of snowfall on the ground).  We went from sometime mid-October until into May with snow on the ground, it was bloody awful.  January/February that year were pretty rough too, we had a stretch where the high temperature didn't break -30 C for a period of nearly 30 days as well, which wasn't a record. 

You guys are getting really hammered in MN as well from what I can see on the weather channel.  Grand Forks/Fargo are usually pretty cold anyway, but there's a breaking point somewhere between Fargo and Minneapolis where even if it's cold in Fargo, the Cities are still not that bad.  Not right now though.

Our forecast is better for later in the week, but I've seen that trick before too.  Right now they're only issuing windchill warnings on a day to day basis.  They started Friday and only mentioned Saturday.  Now they're talking about Tuesday.  This too shall pass.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on February 5, 2007, 12:01 PM
We had -18F this morning, been that way most of the weekend where I don't think it got above 0.

Yeah, still bone chilling cold this AM.  The car thermometer was reading -13oF on the way to work, and that's before the Windchill. 

We were supposed to take the little dudes to get 7-month pictures yesterday morning, but we cancelled our appointment because we just didn't want to take the risk of bringing them out into the ubercold and driving to the mall...  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt on February 5, 2007, 12:11 PM
It's 45 F here right now--supposed to get up to around 60 later in the day. 

I'll be sure to think of you guys in Canasota when I'm out jogging in my Richard Simmons short-shorts this evening. . .
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on February 5, 2007, 12:15 PM
It's 45 F here right now--supposed to get up to around 60 later in the day. 

I'll be sure to think of you guys in Canasota when I'm out jogging in my Richard Simmons short-shorts this evening. . .

Watch out for these, Dorothy

(http://www.outlook.noaa.gov/tornadoes/images/tornado.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt on February 5, 2007, 12:26 PM
Watch out for these, Dorothy

That's good looking out. 

I might go with a light windbreaker and sweatpants instead of the short-shorts, if it dips down into the low fifties. . .
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 5, 2007, 02:09 PM
 :-\ Hopefully,too damn cold for those :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 5, 2007, 07:54 PM
We had a couple inches of snow last night, not a great drive to work this morning. Then around noon, freezing rain for a couple of hours & sitting at -7°C. I could hear it hitting the van while I was downtown around 2pm. No Sir, I don't like it. We get off work & yuk! Some snow on the vehicles & whatever was not covered in snow... ice!  >:(

We still have a freezing rain warning in effect for the city & surrounding areas. I shoveled the walks when I got home & you could hear the snow crunching. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jadesfire on February 5, 2007, 08:16 PM
No snow here at the bottom of Ohio but damn cold.  Gotta move even more south now....
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jayson on February 5, 2007, 08:24 PM
I've about had it with this "**** freezing to thigh" weather.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 5, 2007, 09:19 PM
 :P 3-5 inches of snow expected tomorrow afternoon. :P :-X
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt on February 5, 2007, 10:50 PM
Update:

It got so cold tonight that I finally had to shut the windows and turn the heater on. 

 :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 5, 2007, 10:56 PM
But did you still go for your run?  I don't want you getting fat.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt on February 6, 2007, 12:12 AM
 :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 6, 2007, 12:21 AM
Good, because I don't think I can handle the image of those short shorts.  :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on February 6, 2007, 12:39 AM
Pittsburgh's seeing the coldest weather we've had in about a decade...  -20 windchills.  Single digit highs (at best, sometimes it's 0 and supposed to be a negative for the high here soon).  This is how it used to be in the winter when I was little...  at least more than recently.  It's been rough going any time I have to go anywhere since I freeze for the first while till the heater gets going...  Blah.

We've been getting snow and of course the temps are causing major freezing but the snow sorta died off a couple days ago and we've had nothing out of the norm.  Other than having to go anywhere, this is not all that bad...  It does make a simple trip down to the convenience store for a hogie a little crummy but Pittsburgh FINALLY feels like it should in the winter.  Took us long enough.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 6, 2007, 03:35 PM
 :(Already have 3" of snow on the ground 3"-6" more expected :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 6, 2007, 09:23 PM
11 degrees in NY at the moment and feels like -2 with wind chill.  We've got to stop this damn global warming I'm sweating my ass off.  It should be a cool -30 degrees right now but because of all this pollution and industrialization and the ozone and the gases contributing to global warming, I gotta deal with this balmy and humid weather and temperatures in the teens.  I gotta go switch on the air conditioner, excuse me.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 6, 2007, 09:53 PM
 :-\ It's offical 8" on the ground of s**w :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 6, 2007, 10:33 PM
-14°C right now & going to -20°C overnight with snow tomorrow. Yep, more ******* up the roads. Staying cooler till Monday.  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 6, 2007, 11:32 PM
See that's the beauty of -40 and below.  It can't snow because the air is too dry.  It's pretty wild watching snowbanks shrink because the moisture is being sucked out of them. 

Another beaut tomorrow, -44 C windchill.  Boo-yah. 8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 7, 2007, 12:28 AM
That reminds me of my time in Alaska Brent.

The weather here in Co has been a bit warmer, so the snow's starting to melt.  I actually see pavement on parts of my street.  :o
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: I Am Sith on February 13, 2007, 03:06 PM
Snow expected in the 4-12 inch range with 20-25 mph winds right now in Chicago.  Oh how I love the Midwest in winter...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JohnH on February 13, 2007, 03:29 PM
So here I am at Newark Int'l waiting on my flight.  I was initially supposed to go from here to Chicago, then to KC (home).  Weather caused a change in plans, and my flight was changed to a 2:35 to Dulles, then on to KC at 5:58.

It's 2:28, and I've seen my flight go to 3:20, to 4:20, and now off the map completely.  I hear there are a couple of inches of ice in Washington.  But at home in KC we got around 3" and the roads are now perfectly clear.   ::)

**** travelling, **** airplanes, and **** Mother Nature.

John
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 13, 2007, 04:37 PM
 :P 5" of snow this morning then 1/2 of freezing rain then 2"-4'" of snow by morning :P Then freezing cold.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on February 13, 2007, 08:58 PM
Soon to be upwards of two feet on the ground. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JangoTat on February 13, 2007, 09:06 PM
snowstorm:O
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 13, 2007, 10:00 PM
Been a week since my last report. It's been cool here, not Brent cool but cool. Wind is picking up, sitting at clear skies -20°C or -29°C with that wind. Tomorrow -10°C & getting better during the week. Were looking at highs for 2 days of 0°C & a balmy 3°C on Saturday & temps above zero thus far till we go back into a deep freeze again.  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 13, 2007, 11:12 PM
It can actually warm up?  I'm no longer familiar with that concept. 

Actually, if you drop the wind out of the equation, it was positively balmy today, cresting 0 F for the first time in almost a month.  It's still freaking ass cold in the mornings though, -35 C without the wind, so brrrrfrickinrrrrr.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 15, 2007, 08:38 PM
Boy what a difference a day makes, rather warm this morning for the drive to work. 3°C & the forecast for a night time low of -3°C plus a few flurries for tonight followed by freezing rain then light snow. 3°C again for tomorrow. Roads should be fun in the morn.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 15, 2007, 09:50 PM
 :( more snow for the weekend :P ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on February 16, 2007, 06:27 PM
it was 15 this morning it totally sucked. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: King_Maul on February 16, 2007, 07:23 PM
The weather is great today in LA.  I got to spend part of the day outside and loved the 80+ degree weather where I'm at.   :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 16, 2007, 08:58 PM
 >:(That's not fair Maul! 1-3" of more of s**w :P.we're supposed to get up to the 50's next week.everybody will be bringing out their shorts.That's a major heat wave to what we've been having :-\ I'll believe it when I see it.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on February 23, 2007, 01:59 PM
I've seen reports that we're due 12"-18" of snow through Sunday...I should go out and take a pic of our bare driveway to give a comparison to what actually happens
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on February 23, 2007, 02:54 PM
I didn't get a chance to post our weather report yesterday, we were too playing outside enjoying the sunny, 75 degree afternoon. :)  Big change from last week when it was sleeting and windy as hell and in the mid-30s.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 23, 2007, 03:02 PM
I've seen reports that we're due 12"-18" of snow through Sunday...I should go out and take a pic of our bare driveway to give a comparison to what actually happens

I'm hoping you keep that crap down there too.  Jeez, we warmed up finally five days ago and it's snowed every day except one ::)  Our forecast is for only about 6" of snow but it's not like they have a clue.  Thankfully we only got a little this morning. 

I'll tell you though, I prefer -30 to this stuff, it's way, way easier to drive. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Dan on February 24, 2007, 09:50 AM
That sleet we got overnight sounded like someone throwing sand at the window for 6 hours straight. It is a b**** to get off the driveway as well. Looking at the radar, the snow should start anytime, with 10-12 on the way. Maybe the kids will get to go sledding again after all.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on February 24, 2007, 10:51 AM
That sleet we got overnight sounded like someone throwing sand at the window for 6 hours straight. It is a b**** to get off the driveway as well. Looking at the radar, the snow should start anytime, with 10-12 on the way. Maybe the kids will get to go sledding again after all.

we got a bit of sleet, too, but there's just a light dusting on the drive at the moment. Are we just going to get dumped on??
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Dan on February 24, 2007, 12:07 PM
That sleet we got overnight sounded like someone throwing sand at the window for 6 hours straight. It is a b**** to get off the driveway as well. Looking at the radar, the snow should start anytime, with 10-12 on the way. Maybe the kids will get to go sledding again after all.

we got a bit of sleet, too, but there's just a light dusting on the drive at the moment. Are we just going to get dumped on??

If you haven't tried to shovel it, it is like sand with glue mixed. At least at my moms place in Northeast it was sucked. I'm leaving my driveway til later when we get the real snow and I can drag out the snowblower.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on February 24, 2007, 05:11 PM
Severe wind warnings in Dallas today - we're having a bit of a dust storm it seems.  It looks like Afghanistan outside.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2007, 11:18 PM
Iowa's seeing a hell of a winter storm now, as it has since Friday afternoon. It's the first time in a very long time I've heard the DOT say travel is not advised.

My folks, who live ten miles away, and some other family that lives in the same city I do are without power, as are about 130,000 people in the state. I'm not sure how much longer I'll have power.

Now that the rain has turned to snow, it's expected that 6 to 12" of the **** will fall by Monday morning. It's a pretty terrible weekend. I couldn't even leave my apartment all day, since my garage door was frozen shut since it faced the wind and rain all night.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 25, 2007, 01:00 AM
 ::) I can offically say that I'm very, very,sick of winter :P It's been freezing rain since 6:00pm. >:( As far as I'm concerned it can knock it off!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Dan on February 25, 2007, 10:13 AM
Just got done digging out from about 10" here (Minneapolis). 3-5 more on the way.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on February 25, 2007, 10:35 AM
Seems like we got closer to 12". I shoveled the drive yesterday, but our neighbor came over this morning to blow it.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on February 25, 2007, 01:49 PM
Severe wind warnings in Dallas today - we're having a bit of a dust storm it seems.  It looks like Afghanistan outside.

Pics?

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on February 25, 2007, 01:56 PM
Our blizzard turned into a quick snow then gone in about 4 hours. Just cold today with warm up on the way but as usaul cold soon to follow.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 25, 2007, 03:23 PM
Just Rain here.followed  by snow flurries in the morning :-\ We have giant swamps in the back yard.Let's see if I can find Yoda :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on February 25, 2007, 03:37 PM
I'd say we got around 7-8" total over the weekend.  Even last night they were saying we'd still get 20"+ at the NWS which is where every newscast gets their forecasts.  There were a fews spots that did get over 15", that was few and far between. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on February 25, 2007, 04:58 PM
Severe wind warnings in Dallas today - we're having a bit of a dust storm it seems.  It looks like Afghanistan outside.

Pics?

Kevin

Sorry, didn't take any... just imagine an average day, but really windy - but dark out, because the sun (despite no clouds in the sky) is obscured by what looks like fog, but is the color of dust.  Also, everything was desaturated color-wise... everything seemed flat, brownish/gray, and lifeless.

It was really weird.

Also, you could taste the dirt in the air, which was kinda gross I guess.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on February 25, 2007, 06:56 PM
That has actually happened to me before, Rob. Last summer, when my mother, sister, sister's friend and I drove across the United States to go on a tour of the Nevada Test Site (Route 66 and Atomic Bombs? Holy mid-20th Century Retroculture Studies, Batman!) we passed through New Mexico via I-40 twice. A little while after an absolutely spectacular sunrise whilst en route to Amarillo on our return trip, we happened upon a gigantic (probably about 40 miles in length, 5 miles in depth) column of blowing dust. Think this was either just before or just after Tucumcari, as a general reference for the people familiar with the area. It was a sensational sight to see, I guess, being acclimated to the abudantly moist South Carolina.

Visibilty was damn near zero in the worst parts of it, and even the air inside the car began to have a slight taste of dirt. Conditions would improve rapidly as we approached the Texas border, with fair weather for the entire, boring drive to Tyler, TX. Pretty long day, actually. Albuquerque to Tyler is a drive I do not intend to make again for a long time.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on February 26, 2007, 10:50 AM
I've seen reports that we're due 12"-18" of snow through Sunday...

Well, I guess the weather heads got it right this time - between Saturday and Sunday, we ended up at around 13" of snow.

I was reminded again that there is nothing more annoying than clearing the drive-way so you can go to work, turning off the snowblower and heading back into the house only to hear the damn plow roar down the street behind you.   ::)   >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Madcow on February 26, 2007, 10:54 AM
We got a bit of ice and snow yesterday afternoon which turned to all snow. But around 10pm last night it changed to rain and washed it all away. That's what you get for living by the shore...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on February 26, 2007, 11:17 AM
 ;D All of an inch of snow last night.

Sorry to hear about your plow blues, Jeff. We have our plow guy swipe the front of our house and neighbors road, so when the plow comes down the road, it's got no snow to block in the driveway.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 26, 2007, 03:32 PM
 :) Just cloudy! No Rain,No Snow,No nothing Just the way I like it ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 26, 2007, 11:49 PM
I was reminded again that there is nothing more annoying than clearing the drive-way so you can go to work, turning off the snowblower and heading back into the house only to hear the damn plow roar down the street behind you.   ::)   >:(


I know what you mean.  Conversely I'd be happy if a) I owned a snowblower or b) the plow came down the road more than once in a year.

Our cul-de-sac is so narrow only one vehicle can drive in or out at a time.   ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on March 1, 2007, 03:40 PM
Still snowing. ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on March 1, 2007, 04:14 PM
Still snowing. ::)

You, too! I think we've had about 4" when I shoveled in the morning, 2" before leaving to work... I hate to think what it is now.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JediJman on March 1, 2007, 04:21 PM
Still snowing. ::)

You, too! I think we've had about 4" when I shoveled in the morning, 2" before leaving to work... I hate to think what it is now.

I just flat out decided to work from home.  My neighbor has been out snowblowing three different times today and its STILL coming down.  Ugh!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on March 1, 2007, 04:39 PM
I only shoveld the lip on my driveway this afternoon so cars can pull in the driveway.  There's no freakin point to plow the entire thing as there's a few more waves of snow to go.  - Another Minnesotan here.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JangoTat on March 1, 2007, 07:12 PM
what was normally a 30 min walk from work to my house turned out to be 1 hour and 10 minutes. did i mention i have the flu?

we are expected to get (in this order) snow sleet rain and snow again until tommorow. temp. isnt to bad at a -1 but the freezing rain is what i am worried about.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on March 1, 2007, 07:59 PM
Today has been a rather active one across the Southeastern quadrant of the United States, to be certain. Two PDS Tornado Watches (Particuarly Dangerous Situation) were issued this afternoon, watches which covered vast swaths of territory... from the Gulf Coast, to the southern Appalachians, up the Mississippi into northern Tennesse. Many tornadoes have been reported and confirmed thus far, and it is not unthinkable that the tornadic threat will continue, at least in a limited capacity, as this system pushes east into the Carolinas.

I'm anxious to see the SPC's next Day 1 Convective Outlook, to see whether my hypothesis about the lion's share of the instability/convective potential being limited to the southern and central tiers of the Southern States. There's nothing I love more than to see my area cleared of it's potential. Recent convective trends ahead of the front in Georiga, however, have me a bit unnerved. The radar has literally exploded with scattered showers and thunderstorms, though it appears as though the majority of them are elevated... and therefore unable to tap into the lower-level jet.

Temperatures ahead of the front associated squall line in Alabama are in the middle 60s now, with temperatures falling increasingly the farther to the east of the system one travels. Atlanta is currently at 61-62, Athens is at about 63, and Greenwood (small town, southern piedmont of SC near fall-line) is at around 60. However, in my part of the region, temperatures are in the lower 50s... with Greenville-Spartanburg Int'l reporting a temperature of about 51. Obviously a discrepancy. Hopefully, the "Carolina Wedge" of cool air will prevail, and prevent us from having to contend with violent weather associated pre-frontal supercells and the squall itself.

Time will tell! And here's to hoping, too.

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 1, 2007, 08:00 PM
 ::) Stormy all day and very heavy rain.I expect Noah's ark to be floating by any minute now
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: TeenJedi on March 2, 2007, 02:30 AM
Wow, you guys have to deal with some rough weather. Here in So. Cal, I can't complain. The weather has been comfortable, but we're really behind on rain. We seem to be in a bit of a drought. I heard the meteorologist say today that this could be the, or one of, the driest Winters ever here.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Madcow on March 2, 2007, 09:26 AM
::) Stormy all day and very heavy rain.I expect Noah's ark to be floating by any minute now

That's what we have today, Rain Rain Rain...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on March 2, 2007, 12:19 PM
Yesterday's system has left thus far left at least 20 people dead across the Southeastern United States and Mid Mississippi Valley. Unfortunately, it looks like the highest concentration of fatalities came from Enterprise, Alabama where an as of yet unrated tornado plowed through the town and then the local high school during the first half of the outbreak. The SPC's preliminary storm reports currently put the total around 15, making up approximately 75% of yesterday's storm related deaths.

However, all of this could have been much worse. The two PDS watches which were issued yesterday for much of the South did not have the widespread severe weather that was forecast. Weak instability, combined with convective inhibation due to on-going precip, prevented many storms from reaching severe levels.

By around 6:00 PM Central, the squall line along the Pacific Front had formed just to the east of Birmingham, and then proceeded to make it's push to the Atlantic Coast. Georiga, north of I-20, was largely spared from any severe weather. Similarily, northern South Carolina was largely spared. However, a secondary bout of severe weather did break out in the eastern Carolinas overnight, producing numerous reports of damaging winds.

Here's the 10 AM Central Day 1 Convective Outlook from yesterday. Astoundingly high probabilities... (http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/archive/2007/day1otlk_20070301_1630.html) typically "High Risk" areas are only deliniated once or twice per year. To borrow/steal a phrase, yesterday was indeed a "Particuarly Dangerous Situation".

Other Links:
1 March 2007 storm reports (http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/yesterday.html)
The Tennesse-Alabama-Gulf Coast PDS Watch (http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0044.html)
The Georigia PDS watch (http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0046.html)

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on March 2, 2007, 12:23 PM
Is it safe to say you escaped the fray alright? Also, anyone hear from Brad? He's in Alabama.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on March 2, 2007, 12:47 PM
Other than accepting my FR on Facebook, no. And yes, Upstate South Carolina was not affected by Severe Weather last night.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 2, 2007, 08:48 PM
-23°C this morning & foggy for the drive to work. The wind has picked up a bit, going to a wopping 8°C tomorrow... melt down! Thus far we are just below or above freezing for next week. I'll take it! 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Dan on March 2, 2007, 09:28 PM
Another foot of snow from this storm- My kids finally get to experience a snow day in all its' glory!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JediJman on March 2, 2007, 10:50 PM
Another foot of snow from this storm- My kids finally get to experience a snow day in all its' glory!

Nice.  Apparently it was bad enough today for General Mills to formally close its offices!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 3, 2007, 08:51 AM
 :(Spitting snow this morning :P It can knock it off because I'm ready for spring >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on March 3, 2007, 01:40 PM
its sunny and 51 here this morning.  that is the coldest is has been in a while.  and... its been so nice that the dang grass decided to grow.  its a bad sign when you have have to mow the 1st weekend in march.  that leaves alot of time before it gets so hot that the grass goes dormant.  last year was so hot and dry that i only had to mow 3 times.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 3, 2007, 03:16 PM
Almost 8°C , it's 6°C & it's melting like crazy & clear & sunny. Lots of puddles around & hardly a place for the melt to run off. Yep, it's windshield washer fluid day today. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on March 3, 2007, 03:32 PM
-11 C, -18 C with the windchill (0 F) ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on March 3, 2007, 11:50 PM
hey is snow and ice the same temp or is one colder than the other. in san diego there is never snow and i haven't gone to the mountans to touch it,but i have touched fake snow at sea world. but it was 80 and sunny, i cant stand cold so i might not like it. i do want to check it out. is it worth a 45 min drive to the mountains?...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on March 4, 2007, 12:18 AM
is it worth a 45 min drive to the mountains?...

I'd hate to live my whole life and not have touched real honest to goodness snow just once.

Now if only they'd devise a way for me to touch lava...

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 4, 2007, 12:22 AM
You can Kevin when it cools off, just a plan old lava rock!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 4, 2007, 02:50 PM
What a difference a days makes, yesterday it hit 8°C & today it's -13°C with light snow tonight.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 4, 2007, 03:20 PM
 :( Had a dusting of snow this morning.I didn't think we was supposed to get that much + I missed last night's lunar eclipse :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on March 5, 2007, 01:57 PM
And in case we thought spring was on the way, I woke up to -30 C/-40 C with the windchill this morning. 

Kind of funny yesterday, I BBQ'd and the beer I pulled out of the fridge kept getting colder and colder as I was drinking it.  So it's not all bad.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 5, 2007, 04:41 PM
 :-\ It's supposed to turn back to cold weather for the next 2 days.Then a significant warm up to 55 degrees on Fri :o WOOHoo!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 5, 2007, 07:29 PM
I was a cool day today, -11°C with a slight brezze making it feel like -17°C. Tomorrow -5°C then on the plus side for the rest of the week, so they say.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 7, 2007, 08:46 PM
Another melt down today, we hit 6°C & very sunny. Going to 5°C tomorrow & a wopping 9°C on Friday. The roads are just messy & large puddles all over the place.

It's nice walking around without wearing a winter jacket & having the heat turned off in the vehicle.  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Nicklab on March 7, 2007, 08:59 PM
What the bloody hell?!?!  It got cold again and even snowed!  It's March!  It shouldn't be 13 F.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 7, 2007, 10:19 PM
 :P EWWW! that's cold! We're finally Thawing out supposed to get in the 60's by next week :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 9, 2007, 07:28 PM
Another beautiful day here, we did hit 9°C. Still on the plus side till the end of next week thus far.  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JediJman on March 10, 2007, 11:17 PM
I swear it was like 50 degrees in MN today.  Snow melted, sun was shining - my wife even turned on the air conditioning on the way home from the store!  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on March 15, 2007, 02:30 AM
its been about 80 to 90 and the kids don't want to get out of the pool. I'm glad the freaking gas is $3.10 for regular. we are not going anywere
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on March 15, 2007, 07:20 AM
It was 83 and sunny yesterday 8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Mikey D on March 15, 2007, 10:11 AM
75 and sunny yesterday, 30s and raining today with snow tomorrow.  ******* New England weather.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 15, 2007, 03:28 PM
 ;D We had really nice weather for the past 3 days,now its rained and its colder than a well-diggers ass :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on March 15, 2007, 04:11 PM
75 and sunny yesterday, 30s and raining today with snow tomorrow.  ******* New England weather.

I feel for ya.  Got up to 45 F on the weekend.  Winter storm warning today :'(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 15, 2007, 07:25 PM
Not to shabby today, got up to 4°C. Some light snow tomorrow & 1°C so they say then 3°C for Saturday. Sunday 90% snow with a high of 0°C then Monday -6°C with light snow & Tuesday 3°C with wet snow. Yeah, that forecast can change any minute.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on March 15, 2007, 08:12 PM
65 degrees yesterday...Snowstorm tomorrow.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on March 16, 2007, 02:21 AM
Hey whats with the "C", speak American. some of us went to public "skool". where its always "F". just like my grades.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 22, 2007, 08:37 PM
Right now it's 9°C & that's metric were I come from eh! 48.20F incase you can't figure that out.  :P

Much better weather & nicer days ahead.  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JediJman on March 22, 2007, 08:42 PM
Sunny and 50's...snows almost all gone!  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on March 22, 2007, 09:36 PM
80s forthcoming for this week. I am thrilled, as this weather pattern should last at least until the start of Spring Break week after next.  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 22, 2007, 10:24 PM
Nice and Stormy in Cincy! What's New! ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on March 25, 2007, 11:42 PM
Had rain,hail and snow all in a six hour period yesterday. Around 65 a sunny today.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 26, 2007, 05:53 PM
 8) Very nice weather right now 83 and Sunny.WOO HOO!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: evenflow on March 27, 2007, 09:06 AM
Its supposed to be 70 degrees here in Jersey, god i hate the summer  :-[
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on March 27, 2007, 11:25 AM
Yesterday, it was 81oF, sunny, and beautiful.   :o

Today?  Back to a more realistic March: 47oF with a chance of rain.   :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 27, 2007, 03:45 PM
 8) 8) Still nice here! Fri and Sat -a bite back to reality 61 for the Hi.We had that for the Lo this morning :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JayDouble on March 27, 2007, 05:41 PM
Crazy weather today.  Woke up around 9am to nice and sunny skies.  Around 1pm it becomes all cloudy, windy, and rainy.  This last for about a hour.  Saw some buildings on the news that have damage from this.  Now it's back to being nice and sunny.   ???
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 27, 2007, 07:01 PM
2°C with rain & wet snow.  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt on March 29, 2007, 06:44 PM
There was a tornado that touched down about a mile and a half from my house today.

Pretty exciting stuff.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on March 30, 2007, 12:58 PM
60 degrees and sunny. Almost perfect grilling weather. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 30, 2007, 04:24 PM
V-E-R-Y N-I-C-E!!! wake up to reality tomorrow Rain and a Hi of 61
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 2, 2007, 07:03 PM
Light snow, -5°C. Next 3 days, more light snow & sitting around -5°C. By the weekend, wammer.  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Mikey D on April 4, 2007, 03:44 PM
It's ******* snowing again.   ::)

It'll be nice when spring finally arrives and stays.  I'm tired of this warm-for-two-days-then-back-to-cold-for-a-week bull****.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 4, 2007, 03:57 PM
 :P Cold here too! Yesterday was 80.Today is 32 :( :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: name on April 4, 2007, 10:27 PM
yesterday i was swearing buckets while mowing the grass, and helping my wife with the pressure washer.   tonight, they're predicting snow.

******* weird weather.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 4, 2007, 10:33 PM
We still have the odd flurrie happening, ******* hate the snow. Oh it suppose to get better by the weekend, warmer, rain/snow... bloody groundhog!  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on April 4, 2007, 11:00 PM
Never trust a rodent.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JangoTat on April 5, 2007, 07:25 AM
there is snow on the ground >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 5, 2007, 03:32 PM
No Kidding! It's been spitting snow all day.Dayton got 3 inches.Bloody Weather! Go figure! :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JediJman on April 7, 2007, 02:52 PM
Looks nice and sunny out, but its freaking 25 degrees out at noon in Minnesota today.  Argh!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 7, 2007, 03:21 PM
Bloody windy here yesterday & today, wind gusts up to 48 km/h. It's 0°C & that forecast of 11°C for tomorrow is now 2°C. I'll take the above zero temps for the rest of the week.  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 7, 2007, 08:48 PM
22oC (72oF) and sunny today!  Unfortunately, I'm working the whole holiday weekend, so I won't actually get to enjoy it as much.  But I still plan to enjoy a beer on the deck tonight.   8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 7, 2007, 10:38 PM
Cold 22 degrees with flurries.Good thing the Reds moved their game up to 1pm today-They won by the way ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on April 7, 2007, 10:57 PM
Ice and snow hit today high of 20. Looking at 40 and fog tomorrow. I work at the local Triple-A Minor league stadium our Fri and Sat games were both postponed due to weather. Eight game home opener and we've played ONE!!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on April 8, 2007, 11:16 PM
Didn't reach 40, didn't get fog. Instead it was around 30 and snow again and again another baseball game postponed.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 10, 2007, 11:56 PM
We had light snow during the day, just enough to make it miserable. It will be all gone sometime tomorrow as the week gets warmer.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 11, 2007, 03:35 PM
Rain and Thunderstorms thruout the day :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 12, 2007, 03:29 PM
11°C & mighty warm in the sun. Whoo hoo, double digits!  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on April 12, 2007, 03:40 PM
9 C today, 11 C tomorrow, 15 Saturday and 17 Sunday.  If the forecasts hold, I'll be BBQing and drinking beer outside. 

How's the weather in Ohio/MN?  Oh that's right, the US is on target for the coldest April in 113 years.   :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on April 12, 2007, 03:47 PM
I have heard some forecasts of 50oF for tomorrow and then maybe up into the sixties next week, so I think we are mostly out of the bad part of the April cold-snap.

(global warming my ass - it was colder here on Easter than Christmas  ::))
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Reid on April 16, 2007, 01:13 PM
Extremely windy here- in fact, they had to release schools three hours early today.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on April 16, 2007, 03:33 PM
I have heard some forecasts of 50oF for tomorrow and then maybe up into the sixties next week, so I think we are mostly out of the bad part of the April cold-snap.

(global warming my ass - it was colder here on Easter than Christmas  ::))


We're withholding the nice weather because you haven't been nice American's lately.  It's 65 F, sunny and a nice light wind right now.  If I wasn't being paid, I wouldn't be inside. 

BTW, it's not global warming, it's climate change and rest assured, your evil behavior and fossil fuel burnings are responsible for the cold weather as well.   ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 16, 2007, 08:43 PM
Nice but Chilly and one nasty cold wind
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 19, 2007, 10:16 PM
******!  >:(

Last night it rained, get up for work still raining, leave for work snow, arrive at work looking like a snowman, by noon the snow stops. Minimal melting in the afternoon, leaving work rain, driving home snow.  ::)

Just a short time ago I take the garbage out, rain no wait... freezing rain! Damn near went for a loop on the sidewalk!  >:(

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Polar%20Bear%20Ice.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on April 20, 2007, 12:11 AM
Haha! Silly Polar-Dale.

70 here today, and rising tomorrow.  8) Sunny too!

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 20, 2007, 04:40 PM
 ;D 8) Very Nice!!! 70- now 74- sat 76-sun.Rain mon :( Oh well I'll be at work anyway ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on April 24, 2007, 08:04 PM
Winter storm warning. Winds from 45-60 MPH. Snow and blowing snow. Will be 80 by Sat.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 10, 2007, 03:21 AM
We hit a gorgeous 26oC (80oF) today!  The fruit trees are in full bloom and my little family is planning to hit the lake this weekend to do some canoeing.  Awesome.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 10, 2007, 11:49 AM
This whole week it's going to be in the 70's to 80's and sunny.  Perfect weather for our wedding!

SWEET!   8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on May 10, 2007, 12:10 PM
We hit a gorgeous 26oC (80oF) today!  The fruit trees are in full bloom and my little family is planning to hit the lake this weekend to do some canoeing.  Awesome.

Too bad you left the prairies, it was 32 here yesterday.  Had to take the afternoon off to go golfing.  Of course it dropped to 19 today and may be under 10 tomorrow before bouncing back up to 24 on the weekend.  Ah, Canada.

Canoeing?  Can't afford a power boat with that huge mortgage eh? :-X
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on May 10, 2007, 12:50 PM
It's been a weird week.  Right now it's cloudy and steamy...yesterday cloudy, steamy, and sunny.  Tomorrow who knows?

It's been extremely wet this spring here in North Texas.  I hope the whole summer isn't like that or it will make playing softball miserable.  We got rained out/postponed in 4 of 8 games.  That sucked.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on May 10, 2007, 03:25 PM
It's nice here in Ohio 78 degrees  very nice breeze PERFECT!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on May 10, 2007, 05:21 PM
it was 90 for a few days and now it back to 78 perfect weather.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 2, 2007, 07:10 PM
Summer is here!  33oC / 91oF.  Maybe just a little too hot though, my eyeballs are sweating.  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on June 2, 2007, 11:51 PM
*****.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on June 3, 2007, 02:08 AM
It's been extremely wet this spring here in North Texas.  I hope the whole summer isn't like that or it will make playing softball miserable.  We got rained out/postponed in 4 of 8 games.  That sucked.

a few years ago that happened to the team i was on.  the denton league will cancel games for the slightest drizzle (which i guess is good cuz a slippery field can be a bitch), so we had to play 3 games in 1 night 2 weeks in a row.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Vator on June 3, 2007, 02:58 AM
Former Tropical Storm Barry has given us some much needed rainfall over the past 24 hours and has also pumped up some right enjoyable Atlantic air, with temperatures barely breaching 77 degrees yesterday.

Highs will again reach the 90s by the end of the upcoming week.  :-X And what's worse, I've got a Youth Leadership conference that is primarily outdoors! Schieß mich jetzt ab, bitte.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2007, 07:18 PM
Nice up here today, clear & 32°C feels like 35°C.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/verschiedene/d020.gif)

Reading the online news Las Vegas is a wopping 116, very hot in places in the US.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/verschiedene/h062.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 5, 2007, 10:24 PM
It's 7:30pm locally and still sitting at 32 C (90 F).  I hate it when my balls are sweating at work.  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2007, 10:30 PM
8:30pm here & 30°C.

I hate it when my balls are sweating at work.  >:(

I'm sure you can find some kind of medication in the pharmacy to cure that!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on July 5, 2007, 11:00 PM
Won't stop ******* raining.  Over the past 66 days we've had 46 days of rain.  We have large parts of North Texas that are flooding or on the verge.  Not a good situation for some. 

We needed the rain after a 3 year drought, but good lord.  Our average for a year is about 34.5" a year, we are well over 36" now and we are only half way through the year.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 13, 2007, 08:06 PM
Nice up here today, clear & 32°C feels like 35°C.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/verschiedene/d020.gif)

We still have the same temp today & hot for another week. Sunday will be 34°C & no break insite for days. I have the central air conditioning running, sure helps.  :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 29, 2007, 03:13 PM
Been pretty hot here the past couple of days, highs hitting 33°C. It has cooled down a tad during the week but temps have been above 30°C for a couple of weeks & very dry.

Last night just after 12:30 am, I could see the sky flashing & hear the odd rumble. A few minutes later, flash crack! First words I said was holy crap, that was right above us. That was an erie sound that just went right through you, car alarms went off around the neighbourhood. Shook the place up quite a bit & our cats were just skaking & thier eyes were wide open.

Man, this electrical storm lasted almost an hour. Quite the special effects show, just to close to our 20th Black Friday (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmonton_Tornado) anniversary.  :-\

Another good chance of thunder boomers tonight.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 29, 2007, 09:46 PM
Storms a brewing, just took these pics a short time ago & we have a severe thunderstorm watch alert. Pretty neat frickin clouds.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/New%20House/Altocumulusclouds2.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/New%20House/Altocumulusclouds1.jpg)

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on July 29, 2007, 11:25 PM
Muggy,Hot= :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: name on July 30, 2007, 01:01 PM
Storms a brewing, just took these pics a short time ago & we have a severe thunderstorm watch alert. Pretty neat frickin clouds.

dammit.  Free health care, lower crime, AND neat clouds???


******* Canada.....
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on July 30, 2007, 03:12 PM
Crime = not lower by capita measures.

Health care = free, replete with six month (at the soonest) waiting lists (hell, I phoned to book an annual physical and had to wait three months)

Clouds = neat, but only because of global warming :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on July 30, 2007, 03:30 PM
Storms a brewing, just took these pics a short time ago & we have a severe thunderstorm watch alert. Pretty neat frickin clouds.

dammit.  Free health care, lower crime, AND neat clouds???


******* Canada.....

Yes, but they have to claim Celine Dion and Brent ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on July 30, 2007, 03:32 PM
Had you mentioned shopping carts in that sentence I'd have been crushed.  Too late now though. 

It is fascinating that I rate as lowly as Celine Dion with you though.  Hmmm.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on July 30, 2007, 03:46 PM
Had you mentioned shopping carts in that sentence I'd have been crushed.  Too late now though. 

I didn't want to add insult to injury

It is fascinating that I rate as lowly as Celine Dion with you though.  Hmmm.

Actually, I must admit that was quite a low blow and I do apologize.   :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 30, 2007, 04:49 PM
A nice 103 here right now (alot nicer than a recent 115 :P)

DS
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 30, 2007, 07:29 PM
dammit.  Free health care, lower crime, AND neat clouds???

******* Canada.....

Free health care,  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/frech/n065.gif)

Lower crime, ha! That's a good one. Remember, I work corrections.  :-*

Neat clouds, yeah & awesome electrical storms.  8)

Celine Dion, here we go again... Blame Canada!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on August 7, 2007, 11:07 AM
Hot as hell here -- 92 already with a heat index of 98 - and its still morning.  Its supposed to get to around 101 or 102 today with a heat index upwards of 108 or higher >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jadesfire on August 7, 2007, 04:41 PM
Yippee-we just hit the hundred degree mark....again.... :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on August 7, 2007, 05:00 PM
Yep -- we just busted 100 -- we're at 102 with a projected heat index of 110 by day's end...........
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: S_A_Longhorn on August 7, 2007, 05:11 PM
San Antonio has yet to go above 95 degrees this year, and we are finally drying out after a very wet first half of the year.  San Antonio has had over 30" of rain so far, which is the equivalent for a year's worth of rain in San Antonio. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: stormie on August 15, 2007, 10:28 AM
I know I'm probably jinxing it, but this has been, seemingly, one of the mildest summers for us in San Jose. We had a 95 way back in early June, but other than that, everyday has been topping out at around 79, with last week being in the low 70s (in August!). We'll usually get at least a couple hundred-degree days, as well as at least two weeks worth of 90+, but it just hasn't happened this year. Great news for our A/C-deprived home.

However, the pessimistic scientist in me knows that these three months of below-average temps dramatically increase the chances for an above-average September/October.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on August 15, 2007, 05:58 PM
San Antonio has yet to go above 95 degrees this year, and we are finally drying out after a very wet first half of the year. 

i am surprised your summer is still so mild.  we got tons of rain in dallas too, but we are right back to what i would always expect in august... 100+ every day.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 4, 2007, 01:02 AM
Well it's that time of year again, snow.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on November 6, 2007, 11:39 AM
Last night I was playing softball in shorts.  Temp was 70 or so when the game ended at 745.  By the time I got up this morning, temp was in the 40's.  We may top out at 65 today.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 19, 2007, 02:13 PM
Snowed yesterday and this week is the first week in the fall when the forecast temperatures won't climb above freezing for the whole week :-\  Winter has arrived, it would appear. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on November 19, 2007, 03:05 PM
I stayed in the upper 80's with a few days in the 90's until nearly the end of October.  We've had a couple of nights where we've had frost -- and a few chilly/windy days.  Today it's sunny and 70 again.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on November 20, 2007, 10:44 AM
Was almost 80 yesterday and I played ball last night and it was still 70 outside.  Today, should get in the low 80's and tomorrow we'll actually see fall show up as the temp starts dipping from 65 and should be about 40 by the evening.

Gotta love Texas weather.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Loopy_Leia on November 20, 2007, 09:28 PM
I've been dreading winter in a way.  I drive 35-40 minutes to and from work 4 days a week.  I love snow but I don't like to drive in it.  Well, the last couple of days have been like being in a snow globe.  It snowed heavily yesterday and THANK GOD it did not stick.  It snowed today and stuck to the ground but not so much to the road which is very good. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 20, 2007, 09:45 PM
I'm flying back to Colorado early Thursday morning to spend Thanksgiving with my wife and some friends...I'm hoping the forecasted storm hitting Denver isn't as bad as predicted and the travel delays aren't too bad.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 20, 2007, 09:57 PM
Snowed yesterday and this week is the first week in the fall when the forecast temperatures won't climb above freezing for the whole week :-\  Winter has arrived, it would appear. 

Welcome to winter bug!  :-*

We had some snow today, cool right now at -8°C. Were staying below zero too for the week.  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 26, 2007, 08:29 PM
Yep, were staying below zero. More like -16°C for the day high & -22°C for the low. We had some snow last night & more coming tonight & tomorrow. The winds we have been having makes it feel like -26°C or colder.

(http://finelineweb.com/blog/mel/wp-includes/images/smilies/cold.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JediJman on November 26, 2007, 10:08 PM
Yep, were staying below zero. More like -16°C for the day high & -22°C for the low. We had some snow last night & more coming tonight & tomorrow. The winds we have been having makes it feel like -26°C or colder.

(http://finelineweb.com/blog/mel/wp-includes/images/smilies/cold.gif)

Holy crap that's cold for November.  Where the heck are you?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 26, 2007, 10:37 PM
In some place called Canada. Looking at the map below, I am in the 2nd provence from the left, Alberta in Edmonton. North America's northernmost city with a metropolitan population over 1,000,000. The 1st provence from the left is British Columbia, that is where Jesse (JesseVader) is located & not far from Kamloops. Now the 4th provence from the left is Manitoba & that is where we find Brent (Morgbug) not far from Winnipeg.

We also have the largest mall in North America.  ;D

(http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canada-europa/baltics/site/images/map_canada.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 26, 2007, 11:26 PM
Not far from?  Hell, I'm sitting on the Western boundary of the damn place and inside that boundary. 

And yeah, the weather sucks ****.  Four straight days of snow (pretty light, fluffy stuff, so not horrible) and tonight the temperature dropped like a stone. And you fancy pants Edmontonians don't know **** about the wind, what with all those freakish hills you've got. It's    -21 C right now, feeling like -31 C with the wind.  Forecast for next couple of days is for windchills in the mid -30s ::)

Of course the forecast is almost to freezing by Saturday, but a five day forecast is a load of **** anyway >:(  All the morons hoping for it to snow because it was too grey and dull should be happy now.  I always try to explain albedo to them (yo, dumbass, when ground all white, no absorby heaty) but what's the ******* point. 

Oh yeah, when I'm cold, I swear more.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 27, 2007, 12:01 AM
We have hills? I sure like to know were the **** they are & I don't count the river valley as hills.  :P

As for the wind, yeah we have our fair share Sir Bug. For the past few years it has been getting windy up here, feels like were in Lethbridge. The big windstorm around mid Nov did some damage, up rooted trees, knocked power out... kinda went your way too.  :-*

High-speed winds whip across Prairies (http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/11/13/4652824-cp.html)

OK, so how's aboot you 2 are closer to the US border than I am... eh!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 27, 2007, 01:49 AM
We've got our first snow flying today, but we're escaping the cold weather so far.  Damn, I do NOT miss those -30 windchill days.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 27, 2007, 12:23 PM


Of course the forecast is almost to freezing by Saturday, but a five day forecast is a load of **** anyway >:( 

So checking the forecast for Saturday this morning, it seems there was a wee bit of a revision ::)  Rather than making it almost to 0 C (32F) it's going to make it to -18 C (0 F).  Buncha ******' rocket scientists they are. 

As for those River valleys Dale, I count them as hills.  Our river valleys don't change our topography to that degree.  I know you're still prairie regardless and you are one hell of a lot further north. 

Anyway, it's only -22 C here right now as the wind has dropped since this morning though they say it'll start back up again later and then start snowing too.  Yippee >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 30, 2007, 03:43 PM
It was frickin' cold this am.  The car whined a bit before turning over and then as a sure sign it's really freaking cold out, the RPMs shot up again about 45 minutes into my drive.  That means the engine isn't generating enough heat on it's own to counter the cold air flowing over it :o  Bloody -36 with the windchill.  Weekend is nicer but snow forecast for both days ::)  yay, more shoveling. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 2, 2007, 07:02 PM
Warming up yet Brent?

Sitting at -19°C with a wind chill of -28C & going down to -30C tonight. As for the long range forecast, meh. Nothing like a roller coaster ride. Up, down, up... oh yeah, more snow. Whoop!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on December 2, 2007, 09:46 PM
Meh, we've settled in.  Currently -21 C and no windchill, so that's nice.  Snowed yesterday and this morning which I combined into one shoveling binge. 

Forecast for the week is about the same as it has been for the past week: Not too cold, highs between -14/-20C, lots colder when it's windy.  When it's not windy it'll be snowing  ::) as it's forecast for at least tomorrow and Tuesday. 

Basic blech. But I'm off to San Diego on Saturday later this week, so I'll be walking around there in shorts with the locals looking at me like I'm nuts (they're right) and I'll be looking at them like they're pussies (I'm right).
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on December 4, 2007, 03:03 AM
Pittsburgh got its first decent snow tonight...  Of course, I decided to take my mother X-Mas shopping this evening, which turned out to be fine heading out, but on the way home we got hit with white-out conditions about 10 miles from where I live or so...  Roads got bad very quickly, the snow was heavy/wet so it compacted and got slick quicker. 

Where the salt was, I have no idea.  They sort of thought snow was coming, so there was no real surprise here...  It was worse than expected, but still... 

Slid on a hill about 10 miles away then on the way home, got hung up slightly on the hillside, but pushed myself off.  People at the bottom weren't even trying to come up it, and with good reason.  No damage, no injuries, so I can't complain...  Just amazing how we were going along all fine with traffic, then bam we got slammed with a white-out and the snow went from mostly clear on the roads to about 3 to 5 inches lickity split. :)  The snow was so thick too it was really caking on under the car.  Kind of odd really, so I had to clean out the bottom when we stopped for some supper...  It was even causing the car to ride funny.

Good times...  I bet there's a big panic for bread now.  Woohoo!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Neal on December 4, 2007, 10:08 AM
We're getting pasted pretty well here in Rochester, New York.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 10, 2007, 12:46 AM
The fluffy stuff is flying today.  Wheeeee!  Gotta go toboganning tomorrow.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 10, 2007, 12:54 AM
We have some fluffy stuff coming down too & tomorrow I get to shovel it!  >:(

Warmed up here a bit, it's -3°C & staying around -6°C to -8°C during the week & -8°C to -15°C during the night thus far. I'll take that.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: tonphanan on December 10, 2007, 01:20 AM
Got the first decent snow in the cities yesterday. Roads are icy tonite. suppose to be cold all week.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt on December 10, 2007, 05:42 PM
CNN: More icy weather headed for Midwest (http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/weather/12/10/winter.ice.storm.ap/index.html)

Quote
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (AP) -- A wintry storm caked the center of the nation with a thick layer of ice Monday, blacking out more than half a million homes and businesses. At least 13 people were killed on icy highways, and more icy weather was on the way.

A state of emergency was declared for the entire state of Oklahoma.


In Oklahoma City, the sound of branches snapping echoed through many neighborhoods.

"You can hear them falling everywhere," Lonnie Compton said Monday as he shoveled ice off his driveway. Video Watch people cope with ice, power outages »

The National Weather Service posted ice and winter storm warnings lasting until Tuesday morning for parts of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. Missouri declared an emergency on Sunday and put the National Guard on alert.

Oklahoma utilities said some 400,000 customers were blacked out as power lines snapped under the weight of ice and falling tree branches, and utilities in Missouri said more than 100,000 homes and business had no power there.

Roughly 11,000 were blacked out in southern Illinois and more than 5,000 had no electric heat or lights in Kansas, where Gov. Kathleen Sebelius was expecting requests from several counties for emergency declarations.

Ice was as much as an inch thick on tree limbs and power lines in parts of Missouri.

Schools across Oklahoma were closed and some hospitals were relying on backup power generators. Fifty generators and three truckloads of bottled water were to be shipped to blacked-out areas of the state.

Tulsa International Airport had no power and halted flight operations, and most morning flights at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City were canceled because of icy runways. Greyhound bus passengers were stranded overnight at a shelter in a church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and were joined by some local residents who had no heat.

There was no way to estimate when power might be restored, said Oklahoma Gas & Electric spokesman Gil Broyles.

"This is a big one. We've got a massive situation here and it's probably going to be a week to 10 days before we get power on to everybody," said Ed Bettinger, a spokesman for Public Service Company. "It looks like a war zone." Photo See dramatic photos of the deep freeze »

The Oklahoma City suburb of Jones, a town of 2,500 people, had low water pressure because there was no electricity to run well pumps, and firefighters said an early morning fire destroyed most of the community's high school.

The icy weather stretched into the Northeast, where many schools across upstate New York were closed or started late because of icy roads.

On ice-covered Interstate 40 west of Okemah, Oklahoma, four people died in "one huge cluster of an accident" that involved 11 vehicles, said Highway Patrol Trooper Betsey Randolph.

Eight other people also died on icy Oklahoma roads, and Missouri had one death on a slippery highway. In addition, a homeless person died of hypothermia in Oklahoma City, the state medical examiner's office said.

A lot of people around town are without power, but I still have power where I am, at least for the time bei
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on December 12, 2007, 06:16 PM
i was going to bitch about how cold it is and that it hasn't stopped raining for days, but i guess its nice here compared to OK.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 12, 2007, 08:35 PM
This morning was a bit of a surprise, it was 1°C & it snowed a bit overnight. Brushing the car off was great as the snow was wet & it cleaned all the crap from the roads off, a mushy drive into work tho. It was suppose to get to plus 2 today but that was very short lived, later in the day the wind picked up & with the blowing snow it felt cool. The drive home from work was the *****, more slushy roads & idiot drivers.

I shoveled when I got home as the temp was dropping, glad I did. Still blowing snow & -5°C, yep the drive to work tomorrow will be fun.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on December 12, 2007, 09:03 PM
It's been in the mid 80's the past couple of days :o.  It's supposed to dip back down into the 40's in the next day or two.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 13, 2007, 09:20 AM
I sincerely hope that no one here is effected by all the power outages and the ice. That's gotta be rough.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on December 13, 2007, 11:31 AM
Temp is dropping here.  Nowhere near as bad as you guys north of the Red River though.  We are supposed to be in teh 50's today, but I doubt it gets that warm. Probably sit in the mid 40's all day.

We are hitting that funny Texas cool spell for a week or two and then the temp will jump and down again.  I just hope in January it's not as cold as last year.  I played winter softball and the warmest night we played on the temp was about 37 or so.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Mikey D on December 14, 2007, 07:34 AM
We got hit with our first major snowstorm yesterday.  Starting snowing around 1pm.  Most businesses let people go at 2pm (including mine) to try to beat the traffic.  What an absolute ******* mistake that was.  I got home around 5:30.  3 ½ hours to do a commute that normally takes less than 30 minutes.  It sucked and blew at the same time.  Managed to get around 8 - 12" of the white stuff.  But hey, at least we get a break for two days before a Noreaster hits on Sunday.  Wonderful.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 16, 2007, 03:58 PM
Very nice out today, sitting at 0°C & in the sun around 10°C. Just finished shoveling the skiff of snow we got last night & I tackled the snow on the garage pad that I have not done since it snowed. Was about a foot of snow on the pad so out came the snowblower, some parts of the pad was packed from driving on it & thick but being warm that just came off like nothing. Good for awhile now, temp is staying just below zero for the rest of the week & the long range forecast till next week is looking pretty damn good, tho that can change in no time.  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 18, 2007, 03:19 AM
Pretty consistent weather these days -- cloudy, high of 0oC, low of -1oC.  Tomorrow, same thing.  One thing I miss about living on the wide-open Prairies was the great amount of sun.  But living in a valley means clouds settle in here for long stretches at a time.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Famine on December 18, 2007, 07:09 PM
Snow. Snow. And some more damn snow.

Kevin
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 18, 2007, 07:12 PM
Holy crap! He's back!  :-*

Very nice weather up here, -3°C right now. So far it looks like it might be around -4°C for Christmas.  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JediMAC on December 18, 2007, 07:31 PM
Cold and rainy out here, which I guess is as good of winter weather as we could ever hope for 'round the Holidays.  And not a mudslide in sight so far...

Holy crap! He's back!  :-*

Yeah, wow.  Only 4 months away from us, sheesh, where's the love been, Kev'?!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on December 18, 2007, 08:23 PM
Snow. Snow. And some more damn snow.

Kevin

As I live and breathe........

It finally turned back cold here.  Low 40's and windy.  At least it's sunny.  It was windy and rainy all day Saturday.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 24, 2007, 10:33 PM
Christmas eve weather, 1°C & windy with some snow. Kinda nice this evening, tomorrow it will be -1°C & sunny. Sweet! 8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on December 25, 2007, 12:36 AM
Not bad for us, -7C and no wind chill.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 14, 2008, 10:11 AM
B-frickin'-rrrrrrrrrrrrr.  -32C this morning.  One of those drives where the shocks are basically frozen, the tires feel like they're square and 35 minutes into the drive, at 70 mph, the rpm's increase because the engine is going cold :o  Heat blasting the whole way for a 45 minute drive and I had to leave my gloves on the whole way. 

Ah, winter. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 14, 2008, 05:20 PM
Pity.  It's -1oC here.   :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on January 14, 2008, 06:37 PM
its roughly 16C here, but i think it was 0 this morning.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 14, 2008, 07:10 PM
Plus 1°C right now.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on January 16, 2008, 04:30 PM
Predictions for -6 F for highs this weekend are running around various news outlets... :-[
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JangoTat on January 16, 2008, 07:42 PM
its sad cause every year this month i would be skating on the pond down  the street but not this year. its been raining so much that the pond couldnt freeze over, and then when it did the temp went up to +10 and its been water ever since :'( :'(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on January 17, 2008, 08:51 AM
It started snowing overnight (a relatively rare occurrence in the Charlotte, NC area).  As usual, the fun had to be spoiled by ice and freezing rain today.  The temps are predicted to hover right around/above freezing all day.  Schools are closed -- but we're prepared with Lego's SW II.  Temps will be up in the 50's tomorrow so everything will be gone by then.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2008, 10:03 AM
Pretty balmy today, around -22 C though the windchill has it down in the -35 C neighbourhood.  Cars are pretty solid: shocks not working well, tires feel like they're square.  But I'll enjoy the heat for now as they've forecast severe windchills for tomorrow and the weekend in the -45 C range.  Whee!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jadesfire on January 17, 2008, 10:31 AM
Pretty balmy today, around -22 C though the windchill has it down in the -35 C neighbourhood.  Cars are pretty solid: shocks not working well, tires feel like they're square.  But I'll enjoy the heat for now as they've forecast severe windchills for tomorrow and the weekend in the -45 C range.  Whee!

B'ah -throw on another layer and get over it already  :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 17, 2008, 08:06 PM
It warmed up last night, looks like we had some rain & then the flurries came. Not fun scraping the ice off the car this morning. Got home from work & grabbed the shovel & off I go, ******* ice below the snow. -10°C right now & a trace of flurries overnight & mid teens tomorrow. Saturday is warmer at -3°C & snow & Sunday it drops to -20°C then pretty damn good weather till months end thus far.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 17, 2008, 10:52 PM
tires feel like they're square.

Ah yes, good times.  You gotta love driving Fred Flinstone's car!  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 26, 2008, 10:44 PM
We have had not too bad weather here lately but soon that will come to an end.  :-\

Sitting at -3°C right now & we are expecting light snow tomorrow as the temp drops & the city braces for a deep freeze. Yep, we go into the **** this week.

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A strong cold front from the Northwest Territories is expected to bring some snow local blowing snow and much colder temperatures on Sunday. Northeasterly winds of 30 gusting to 50 km/h combined with 3 to 8 centimetres of snow is expected to result in snow and blowing snow and reduced visibilities. Exposed areas can expect to see a few hours of near blizzard conditions. Wind chill values by Monday morning could approach minus 40 celsius.

Daytime temps are anywhere from -23°C to -27°C, colder with the wind & nighttime lows are from -31°C to -35°C. (http://www.italianfever.com/forums/images/smilies/freezing.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 27, 2008, 01:26 PM
Well that ws a nice wake up call.  >:(

The temp dropped from -3°C to -21°C since last night & feels like -35°C with the wind. The wind is blowing the snow & making drifts, I had a hell of a time shoveling around the house as some drifts were around 2 feet. The roads are the *****, going to be a fun drive to work tomorrow.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 28, 2008, 09:09 AM
Rain is supposed to let up here for the first time in a week. Pretty unusual for these parts. Knocked out my phone for a while and over-filled the pool, but all in all, only minor problems considering our homes aren't build to withstand too much rain.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2008, 07:23 PM
I got up early this morning, good thing I did. The wind was still whipping & it was -29°C & I had to shovel my way out to the front of the house, I shoveled 8 times yesterday to keep up. The car started OK & the drive was like driving on mashed potatoes. Any roads that were graded were ice as they are not sanding over it & 3 or 2 lanes roads are down to 1 lane, yeah fun.  >:(

We are sitting at -30°C & going down to -39°C tonight with clear skies & tomorrow should be a balmy -29°C with a wind chill warning stll in effect. 2 more days of this freeze to go yet. (http://www.italianfever.com/forums/images/smilies/freezing.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on January 28, 2008, 10:10 PM
It had been sunny and nice all day today with weather in the 50s. I walked to the store an hour or so ago and it was still nice no breeze in the air. About five minutes ago I look out the window and there are gale force winds with snow blowing every which way, down, sideways, even back up. :o

Did you send your storm south Dale? >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2008, 10:29 PM
Did you send your storm south Dale? >:(

 :-X  :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 29, 2008, 12:09 AM
Actually he sent it our way.  His particular storm tracked through Alberta then east into sodbuster land and now it's blowing through our neck of the woods. 

Luckily you guys ate up most of the snow, so we're only looking at 2-4 inches with some nice 30-45 mph winds.  Temps will be pretty balmy really, with the windchill about -45 F tomorrow.  Awesome January weather really. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 30, 2008, 12:54 AM
It just keeps getting better:  Forecast for tomorrow is a windchill of -53F. 

Man, the car tonight was not at all happy.  Took my daughter to swimming lessons, then went to the gym and a couple of hours later the car was pretty solid.  Slow to start and whining.  The shocks were groaning/screeching over every bump.  Just wacky ass **** going on right now.

I might actually have to break down and buy some longjohns.   :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on January 30, 2008, 01:42 AM
Whatever hit Ryan's on its way to Pittsburgh and the collective rush to the supermarket was on...  They're saying by 7 that the commutes to the city will be bad, so people are panicing.  The winds are expected to put power outages all over the area...  Freaky stuff for this time of year.  Even calling for thunder/lightning. 

I love anarchy and all, but man if it's gonna snow I'd rather it just snow...  This is more a fear of what's wet now will be solid by 7, and that's not good.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: I Am Sith on January 30, 2008, 08:21 AM
Woke up this morning to a -36C Wind Chill.  To quote my 2 year old, 'It's wicked cold out daddy...'
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 30, 2008, 07:12 PM
Still ******* cold here, -24°C with a slight breeze & dropping down to -30°C tonight. Yesterdays drive to work was a ******* mess, the roads are all ****** up from the city grading them, sheer ice & it was very foggy for the drive. You you couldn't see 2 vehicles in front of you. People are running out during breaks or lunch just to warm the vehicles up.

Slowly we should be getting warmer by next week but the nights will still be around -25°C. I still have to clear the snow off the garage pad but until it warms up a bit... **** that!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: BrentS on February 1, 2008, 09:07 AM
SNOW DAY!

My kids have a snow day today so I get to stay home with them.

When I told my 9 year old son this morning that there was no school he said "Its a Miracle!"  Aaah, to be young again.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 3, 2008, 05:13 PM
I finally tackled the garage pad today, took me around 2 hrs. No wind so that helped & it's sitting at -20°C. The snow drifted on the pad pretty good, some areas were just over a foot deep & hard packed. I'm a little sore & tired but I'm glad I got that done. Warmer days ahead, better than last week.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jjks on February 6, 2008, 12:07 AM
Crazy weather in Tennessee right now, so far 4 confirmed dead from the round of storms that's rolling through right now. I was at the Predators game tonight, and we ended up under a Tornado warning with about five minutes to go in the third period. They had everything stay after the game ended and wait through the worst of the storms. I just got home about a half hour ago, and am waiting for the next rounds to hit. Looks like they're still a couple of hours away. 72 degrees right now, we be down to 18 by Sunday night. Gotta love that.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on February 6, 2008, 12:47 AM
Yeah we're getting flooding around here, mostly creeks and streams overflowing, but some flooding off the Mon too and downtown Pitt's gonna lose some of their lower areas that routinely flood (like the warf and things).  It's weird here too with fog...  The last two nights I did some toy runs for fun, and they really are treacherous as there's fog EVERYWHERE at about 8 or 9 at night if not earlier.  Real thick, very hard to see the road in front of you much less cars, so it's been weird here.  And in the low 60's today.  Go figure.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 6, 2008, 01:00 AM
It's been nice here, siitting at -6°C & staying the same for Wednesday but starting Thursday we get some flurries & back to cooler temps around -19°C to -22°C for a few days & lows back to -30°C to -33°C for the nights. Getting warmer again starting Monday thus far.

Roads are still the *****. Hard packed snow, very icey at times more like grease & having stupid drivers don't help either. ******* ********!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jadesfire on February 6, 2008, 02:45 AM
Crazy weather in Tennessee right now...

Same crazy weather here in Ohio.  Tornado sirens are going off so I have moved to the lower level.  My weather bug states the temperature right now is 60 degrees.  At least we don't have snow.....
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on February 6, 2008, 07:18 AM
Crazy weather in Tennessee right now, so far 4 confirmed dead from the round of storms that's rolling through right now..........  72 degrees right now, we be down to 18 by Sunday night. Gotta love that.

Your crazy weather is headed to the Piedmont of NC this afternoon.  We're expecting severe thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes.  It was in the upper 70s yesterday with glorious sunshine -- our little one was in short sleeves and insisted on playing outside barefooted.  It's predicted to be down in the 10's Sunday night/Monday morning. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: BrentS on February 6, 2008, 08:12 AM
We are expecting at least foot of the white **** today. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JangoTat on February 6, 2008, 12:31 PM
SNOWDAY! hahaha. but there is another storm supposed to hit soon. its all wet snow outside, it was a ***** shovelling the driveway...kinda hoping it doesnt snow again because of that alone. but the day off of school is more the welcomed.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: BrentS on February 6, 2008, 04:32 PM
I've been outside three times shoveling that **** today.  I'm ready to be done with winter!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: I Am Sith on February 6, 2008, 10:51 PM
I just got in from my fourth round of shoveling today.  Good thing I had my two little helpers with me throughout the day with their shovels, front loaders, wheelbarrels and dump trucks.  The snow on the sides of my driveway and sidewalks is over 6 ft high in some areas from all the snow.  The plows haven't even been through my subdivision since 8am this morning, so there's at least 12-18 inches of snow in the street still.  I'm expecting to wake up tomorrow morning to a wall of snow at the end of driveway.  Thankfully it's finally stopped snowing though because my back and arms can't take another round.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on February 6, 2008, 11:59 PM
**** the snow and ice and **** these ******* cold temps.  I'm moving back the the West Side of the country pretty soon.  I grew up in Vegas and lived there for 16 years, but moved out to MN for a change as most of my family was out here....Not a nice change though.  BRRR..

-40 below, no thanks, but thanks fof the nasty cold you just gave me.  >:(

I miss my clean roads, raised dots seperating the roads, and palm trees....
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris on February 7, 2008, 01:37 AM
Yep. I've had enough of the cold and snow as well. I'm considering leaving for better weather also.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JangoTat on February 7, 2008, 06:26 AM
more snow on the ground than yesterday and yet schools are not closed. whats the deal! lol
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 7, 2008, 09:49 AM
more snow on the ground than yesterday and yet schools are not closed. whats the deal! lol

You're in Canada, you know how to deal with it. ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 7, 2008, 10:00 PM
We've been hit with snow the last few days, but not nearly as bad as you guys farther east.  I think it was about 4 to 6 inches, which is enough to have fun with my SUV and jump through drifts.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: King_Maul on February 9, 2008, 06:40 PM
Sunny clear skies upper 70s here in my neck of the woods in SoCal.  Such a nice day, I even got some planting work done.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on February 9, 2008, 06:51 PM
After gale force winds the last few days, we had more than a few severe wind warnings, it was nice and sunny today with temps in the 50s. :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 10, 2008, 02:23 PM
It's been cold here this weekend, yesterday it dropped to a high of -28°C with a windchill of 38°C. Last night it snowed a tad & the wind picked up. Had to shovel the bloody snow drifts this morning & the wind doesn't help. We are at -20°C right now with a windchill of -31°C & the roads are a mess again from the drfting snow.

Getting warmer for a few days so they say, tommorow -3°C & by Friday 1°C then we drop again. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 10, 2008, 02:30 PM
You don't really believe those long range forecasts do you?  They're pure BS and completely meaningless.  They have us above freezing by week's end as well.  They're probably only off by 30 degrees on the minus side ::) - oh check that, they changed the long range to high of -26 and low of -37.  A little more realistic.  Stupid frickin' rodent saw his shadow.

And all your whining just shows Albertans are pussies :-*  We haven't seen anything but -40 or worse windchills for over a week.  Blizzard warning for two days then it was downgraded to just a windchill warning for the past two.  -28 C right now, but -42 C with the windchill.  Beautiful sunny skies and the wind isn't THAT bad, only around 20 kmh but you'll freeze your nads off pretty quickly. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 10, 2008, 07:16 PM
Beautiful sunny skies and the wind isn't THAT bad, only around 20 kmh but you'll freeze your nads off pretty quickly. 

Well ****, put your pants on.  Jesus, don't they arrest people in Manitoba for that?  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 10, 2008, 08:51 PM
Might if anyone was outside, but it's too ******' cold, so you can pretty much do whatever you want.   :-X
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 13, 2008, 05:17 PM
Ok, this is getting tiresome.  After creeping up to a whopping 20 F yesterday, we're back to where we were the day before and the three-four weeks previous.  Forecast tonight with the windchill.  -54 F.  Yay us. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 13, 2008, 06:16 PM
Ouch.  Literally.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 13, 2008, 07:16 PM
-54 F , ouch is right.

We had around 3 inches of snow last night, just enough to make the roads crappy again.  >:(

More flurries tommorow but just a trace & if that long range forecast holds out that Brent hates, we should be above 0°C all the way into next week (Friday 4°C).  :o

Nice melt down but we go back into the ******* later on.  :-\

As for the rodent that saw his shadow, makes good soup!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 15, 2008, 06:45 PM
Well so much for that forecast of 4°C today, we hit a wopping 9°C.  :o   :o

It rained a bit last night & I was not looking forward to scrapping the car windows but it just slid off. The roads are a major mess, water all over the place & nowhere for it to go. The snow is just slushy & ya better have lots of windshield fluid.

Nice weather for our long weekend here, think I'll have to have a BBQ.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 18, 2008, 06:26 PM
A very nice long weekend, 4°C right now. I was just cleaning up a bit around the house moving some snow that I could finally get done. I had no windshield fluid going through the car so it was nice enough to work on that. Bloody hose connecting to the T-piece came off & would not go back in. I had to impervise & use a tube from a foam in a can nozzle, fit like a charm & some electrical tape & all is good.

Rest of the week is looking good thus far, hovering around 0°C then cooler.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 19, 2008, 12:51 AM
We're fluctuating in and out of a windchill warning - again. 

This continues to suck.  Saturday - up to -4 C/28 F.  But guess what?  Freezing rain, sleet.  Mushed up the roads just in time for the next day when we dropped down below -40 F again with the windchill.  Whoop.  Next three days: windchills around the -40 to -45 F range.  Yay. 

Tiresome as my posts, this has become.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 19, 2008, 10:02 AM
We're fluctuating in and out of a windchill warning - again. 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say we're 'in' again.  Balmy morning, -47 F with the wind.  Brrrrr.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 19, 2008, 07:23 PM
A very nice day today, wind picked up a tad tho. -4°C right now, way better than you have Brent. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 19, 2008, 10:51 PM
Calgary was up to 10 C/50 F today :o  Too bad I can't afford to move there.  Still cruising along at -47.2 F right now.  It's just stoopid cold.   8)

Good things about the cold:

-streets aren't slippery, too cold to snow
-no crime, too cold to go out
-no colds, germs can't even survive in this crap.  Really, hardly anyone I know, including school kids, are sick right now.  It's hilarious. 
-shopping is easier, everyone is holed up inside and won't go out

Gas mileage sucks arse though, getting about 70-75% what I get in the summer. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: King_Maul on February 24, 2008, 03:18 AM
Rainy here in LA.  We need the water.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on March 6, 2008, 09:47 AM
Sigh.  It's spring isn't it?  Guess not, woke up to a -47 F windchill this morning. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on March 6, 2008, 09:55 AM
Sorry Morg about the weather for you Canuks.

Down here in Texas it's a blistering 43 degrees and we should start seeing snow later today.  We'll get up to an inch overnight and you will see people flip out and start stocking up on supplies.  School could get cancelled tomorrow and the temperature will be into the mid 40's.  People in Texas are stupid when it comes to ice.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on March 6, 2008, 10:06 AM
People in Texas are stupid when it comes to ice.

Same here in MN.   ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on March 6, 2008, 10:38 AM
Well it's sorta the same here, but in a different direction.  It warmed up enough to snow a couple of days ago and on my normal commute some people were being stupid.  Snow and hardpacked ice on the highways and most sane people slowed down to around 45 mph or so (speed limit is usually 60) but a few psychos were going 70 or more.  On a one hour drive I saw no fewer than 20 vehicles in the ditch, a couple upside down. 

So yeah, we should know better, but some people think that because they know how to drive in snow, they don't need to adjust for it. 

The first snowfall of the year is always pretty bad too.  We come off in a lot of cases not looking too dissimilar from the Texas scenario because too many people are just plain stupid. ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on March 6, 2008, 10:57 AM
Stupidity is bred into some humans.

I'm lucky that I grew up in West Texas where we would get snow and ice several times in the winter so I got to learn how to drive and not drive in it.  I've taken those lessons with me.  What drives me crazy too is people that think just because they have four wheel drive they can still drive however on the road.  Apparently they don't realize that four wheel drive is to help you get a better start, not grip the ice better.  Once you're moving, the four wheel drive doesn't do a ton to help if you start sliding. ::)  Hell, I've got a huge 4x4 pickup and have hit some nasty patches before that caused me to slide and I was barely moving.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Paul on March 7, 2008, 08:14 AM
Yup got the Blizzard of the Century (3 inches) here in Ft. Worth yesterday...

I agree with Chris M. in part and disagree in part.  As a Native Texan as well, I agree alot of folks that grew up here don't see the stuff enough to know how to drive on it, BUT most people who are from here know if it is gonna freeze, hit the grocery story, clear it out and stay home.  That phenomenon still amazes my wife who lived in St. Louis for several years as a teenager.

What has really made me giggle all morning is the people from "Up North" that have moved into the area recently who laugh at us from not knowing how to drive on "SNOW" when in fact it isn't snow it is ICE...so they (and their accent) end up in the Ditch.

I know my limitations.  But yes, it will be 46 today, my daughter's school is delayed opening 2 hours and I've had employees call me asking if they could stay home today.

Oh and it was 80 Sunday and will be 70 this weekend.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on March 7, 2008, 11:40 AM
Hey Paul, what part are you disagreeing with?

Wish I could have gotten a two hour delay before our schools opened, but I drove my wife to her school in Balch Springs and there was no need at all to delay.  I got to my school and the kids were having snowball fight.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Paul on March 7, 2008, 03:11 PM
Just that it's not only the native's that are stupid on the road...the "transplants" add to the problem by thinking ICE and SNOW require the same driving tactics.

It is a small part to disagree with I realize......everything else I totally agree.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on March 7, 2008, 04:06 PM
No problem...I didn't even think about the transplants.  I grew up out in Abilene, so snow was "common" during the winter. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on March 7, 2008, 04:49 PM
somehow i managed to get a snow day out of north texas winter storm 2008.  we actually got like 7 inches up here in denton.  its the most snow i can remember ever seeing here.  it feels silly taking the day off now that its like 50, but at 5:30 this morning i was pretty glad the boss called to cancel.

also, as panicked and "stupid" as people get about the snow here, i saw no less than 20 cars in the ditch yesterday.  i would say that is plenty of reason for people to get freaked out about a few inches of snow.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 24, 2008, 02:20 AM
We've got a hell of a wind storm going on tonight - it sounds like the trees in our back yard want to snap in half. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on March 24, 2008, 02:42 PM
Well, we got poured on last Tuesday and in my part of the DFW area, we got about 6 inches of rain.  Sucked too because I was out for Spring Break and had planned on playing in about 4 softball games and only managed one due to fields being flooded.  So instead I had to sit at home and work in the yard...oh well.

Today though, high should get into the 60's and it only gets better as the week goes on.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: name on March 25, 2008, 01:56 AM
It was in the 70's here on Saturday.

Today we had temps in the twenties and and  heavy snow showers.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 12, 2008, 08:58 PM
Beautiful day today, started out hazy but it's clear & 18°C & hitting 19°C tomorrow. For the long term, double digits till Friday then some rain & just in time for Shane's toy show weekend... -1°C & snow for the weekend. Go figure!  ::)  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 21, 2008, 05:30 PM
******* ****** weather here, Jesse few out here Friday night for Shane's toy show. It was just starting to snow a bit when I got to the airport to get him. Saturday morning, blah! Blowing snow & getting worse over the weekend. The paper said that this was the worst April snowstorm in 20 years.

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/media.canada.com/8b155442-1233-4729-a252-c06490ca0f9f/roads1.jpg)

Queen Elizabeth II Highway today.

I shoveled 4 times before Jesse left to the airport which he took a taxi. He called me when he arrived there & said the rodas are crap, he said he counted 9 vehicles in the ditch & 1 lane was covered with about a foot of snow from the drifting.

Now he goes home to warmer weather... bastard!  >:(  :P

Glad Ryan made it back to Calgary safely.  :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on April 21, 2008, 11:10 PM
Just so you know, the day you got that snow it was 21 C here. :-*  Rain and 4 C right now, but it looks like Alberta and Western Saskabush sucked most of the cold out. 

It's been funny reading the media coverage though.  An April snowstorm in the Canadian prairies?  Yeah it sucks, but it's hardly unheard of.  We had a foot of snow back in May of 2004. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 22, 2008, 05:13 PM
I just spent 2 hrs. shoveling around the house & snowblowing the garage pad. More snow but it was packed with the wind, anywhere from 37km/h to 56km/h. -5°C right now & when the sun comes out into the plus which is making a bit of a mess.

Getting better as the week goes on tho, going up to 0°C tomorrow then warmer. Boy it's going to be sloppy. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on April 28, 2008, 12:08 PM
Just turned on the tv and saw that there's a tornado on the ground in the county SW of us.  We're under a tornado warning and are expecting it to come through here in about 20 minutes.  It's what they call a "Carolina Tornado" - there's no lightening, thunder or hail w/it -- just sheets of rain -- they say it's wrapped in rain.  We've no basement or interior rooms -- my little one and I are headed for the cubby under the stairs............
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: ruiner on April 28, 2008, 12:16 PM
Stay safe - it's snowing here.

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on April 28, 2008, 01:06 PM
Stay safe

Thanks.  We're all clear - it passed just to the south of us -- still have thunderstorms hanging around for the rest of the day. 

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it's snowing here.

Sorry to hear that -- I just spent a long weekend at the beach with a bunch of girlfriends and have a nice little tan - it was in the low-80s and gorgeous. 8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on May 4, 2008, 01:38 PM
Global warming my ass.  It's snowing right now.  Oh sure, it's not going to stay, but it's snowing anyway. ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on May 4, 2008, 02:27 PM
Global warming my ass.  It's snowing right now.  Oh sure, it's not going to stay, but it's snowing anyway. ::)

Sorry to hear that Brent :(.  I wish I would have known sooner -- we would have invited you to the pool-opening party yesterday 8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: evenflow on May 4, 2008, 02:32 PM
Global warming my ass.  It's snowing right now.  Oh sure, it's not going to stay, but it's snowing anyway. ::)

I wish it was snowing here.  :-\ I hate the summer
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on May 4, 2008, 07:37 PM
Global warming my ass.  It's snowing right now.  Oh sure, it's not going to stay, but it's snowing anyway. ::)

Sorry to hear that Brent :(.  I wish I would have known sooner -- we would have invited you to the pool-opening party yesterday 8)

Pool opens here in three weeks, weather be damned.  Gotta build a deck between now and then and if I want the missus happy, build a shed too.  Probably might as well get the garden in while I'm at it.  Ah hell, add the patio too.  Oh and soccer season starts in two days.  Whee.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: stormie on May 16, 2008, 12:30 PM
Hot as blazes here. It was 92 on Wednesday, topped out at 100 yesterday, and the forecast is for 97 today and 93 tomorrow. They say it may get back down to normal (75) by Tuesday, thank goodness. But until then, let the suffering continue.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on May 16, 2008, 07:29 PM
Damn good weather here, yesterday we hit 26°C & the same today. Tomorrow the forecast is 28°C - 30°C & very nice for the long weekend. Windy here tho, gusts up to 50km/h but not as bad as yesterday which the gusts were up to 70km/h. Blowing everyones crap all over the place.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 16, 2008, 10:12 PM
We hit 33oC (91oF) today - Summer is here!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: I Am Sith on June 8, 2008, 10:49 PM
Well, we've been under Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Tornado Warnings for the last few days.  There have been tornados reported in both the county just North of me as well as in Illinois just yesterday.  I can't tell you the last time I saw this much rain come down in a one week period.  And the forecast is calling for more severe thunderstorms for the rest of the week.  Craziness.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on June 8, 2008, 11:29 PM
Hot and humid here in north Texas.  Temp has been in the upper 90's and it's only the start of June.  We'll be getting really really hot later.  On top of that, I'm playing ball 3-4 days a week and it seems like we are only getting 6pm games.  Tomorrow though we'll be getting some nasty weather coming through with a chance of hail and severe weather.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on June 9, 2008, 12:08 PM
Hot and humid here in north Texas.  Temp has been in the upper 90's and it's only the start of June.  We'll be getting really really hot later. 

Same here.  We've been topping out at just over 100 the past few days, with the humidity, the heat indexes have been around 110-112 and summer hasn't even started yet!  Lower humidity today makes the index stand at only 97 - but it's just now noon :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on June 9, 2008, 12:41 PM
Hell, send that heat up here. 

It's been an abyssmal spring around here.  We had frost until the last week in May.  We're supposed to be in a drought, but it's been raining every other day.  We had 3" of rain on Friday and we're at 1" already today.  The month of May was 10 degrees Fahrenheit COLDER than normal for pity's sake (4 C for those of you following along in metric).  The forecast low for tonight, in the rain, is 42 F.  Blech.  Gimme the heat anyday.   
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Deanna Rash on June 9, 2008, 01:57 PM
Gladly! We got the 3 H's Hazy,HOT,Humid :P 96 outside 118 inside :-X
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on June 10, 2008, 04:10 PM
All hell has broken loose here with flooding. The downtown areas are being evacuated, businesses are closed. I didn't have to go to work today because of the flooding and the fact that the road going to work is underwater. US Highway 218 is closed, since water is running over that.

I just got done at a sandbagging effort. I'd been there since 7 AM this morning, and I'll probably be there tomorrow or later tonight again.

It's about 80 degrees here and sunny, but more rain/storms are on the way.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jayson on June 10, 2008, 04:15 PM
I've been watching the reports in that area as my grandparents and aunt live in Independence. The Wapsi river is at about 20' in their area but is expected to hit 24'. Reports indicate that this will be worse than the '99 floods.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2008, 01:16 AM
The weather up here has been awesome, Friday it got up to 28°C & it was a slight breezy so it was nice. Yesterday we hit around the same & today 31°C & tomorrow 30°C. The rest of the week, 25°C-29°C. It's about 11:15 pm here & it's 26°C.

Yeah, she's warm in the house but it will cool down with the central air conditioner.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on July 1, 2008, 10:31 AM
Yesterday it only got up to about 93-95*...all in all, not too bad.  Today it's going to get closer to 100 and by next week we could end up with 5 straight days of it.  Pretty much just hot Texas summer here lately.  Been this way for a while and no signs of it slowing down.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on October 25, 2008, 04:40 PM
Well it gets closer to the "S" word. The last few days have been pretty windy around here but today is the worst. A wind warning is in effect with winds gusting up to 60 to 90 km/h. Nothing but broken trees, branches & leaves flying all over the place not to mention garbage making it travels. When the sun is out it's not too bad 3°C but when it clouds over... snow beads. Yep, it has arrived.  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on October 26, 2008, 02:18 AM
Beautifully San Diego weather at a nice 76f  and if we could now stop the freaking wild fires around here it would be heaven.The Marine base was on fire a week ago and a canyon and freeway off ramp down the street from my house a couple of days ago. the Santa Ana's have just started too.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on October 26, 2008, 04:45 PM
Isn't that normal fall weather for SoCal?  Warm and smoky?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on October 26, 2008, 04:49 PM
It has been ******* snowing all afternoon >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on October 28, 2008, 04:42 PM
Isn't that normal fall weather for SoCal?  Warm and smoky?

 Yes that been the norm for the last few years. no water and very dry, if you fart out in the mountains you'll cause a wild fire.to top it off we had to rent a water dropping helicopter from Canada just for the dry season. isn't it allways snowing in Canada...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on October 28, 2008, 06:18 PM
we have been going thru a nice bout of freakin' cold in the morning and really nice in the afternoon here in DFW.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: jadesfire on October 28, 2008, 06:59 PM
It has been ******* snowing all afternoon >:(

Oh, I so don't miss that!!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/g025.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on October 28, 2008, 08:12 PM
We've gotten snow and sleet the last couple days.  It's cold here now...  Winter's definitely on the way.  It's gonna bump back up into the 60's by Friday or Saturday I hear though, so that's just gonna be hell on the joints.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JediJman on October 28, 2008, 08:40 PM
We've gotten snow and sleet the last couple days.  It's cold here now...  Winter's definitely on the way.  It's gonna bump back up into the 60's by Friday or Saturday I hear though, so that's just gonna be hell on the joints.

Okay there, Old Man River.  Its been dark and cloudy around MN lately...I don't mind the cold so much, but the gray skies have me feeling blah of late. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on October 28, 2008, 10:03 PM
Yes cold morning in the Cities, but I still braved the 30s and dark to ride the bike to work!  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on October 28, 2008, 10:28 PM
Yes cold morning in the Cities, but I still braved the 30s and dark to ride the bike to work!  ;D

I hope you rode on the sidewalk.  I'm sick and tired of seeing bikers who think they're cars. 

Doesn't float in my boat.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on October 28, 2008, 11:18 PM
Yes cold morning in the Cities, but I still braved the 30s and dark to ride the bike to work!  ;D

I hope you rode on the sidewalk.  I'm sick and tired of seeing bikers who think they're cars. 

There are paths around one of the lakes but some of the route is along the road, which is fine since there are lanes designated for bikes. I'm tired of drivers who don't pay any attention to bikes or block the crosswalks so that I have to go around them into traffic in order to cross the road. Last week I almost had a school bus hit me as I was crossing the road and he was turning right (I had the right of way).
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 5, 2008, 10:47 PM
Winter storm warning for the next couple of days.  4-6 inches of snow, some freezing rain, ice pellets (yeah, I don't know the difference there either) and temps down to the teens (F). 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on November 5, 2008, 11:22 PM
Must suck to live in Canadasota Brent (still not sure).  We had a very nice Indian Summer these past few days, but snow is a coming Friday into Saturday.  fun!  : (  Glad I own an suv now so at least I can drive like an *******.  Hopefully I won't run down any bikers like Stevey (kidding) - nice to bike to work and what not, but I'm still not liking these bikers who think they're cars.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth Broem on November 5, 2008, 11:32 PM
I live near Phoenix, AZ.  It turned very cold today.  The high was only in the lower 70's.  Brrrr!  Crank out the blue jeans and long sleeve shirts. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on November 6, 2008, 11:19 AM
Canadasota

Huh, I always thought of it as Minnekanada. 

Miserable right now, but still just dark and rain.  Three days ago it was 60F out there, now it's 34F with rain and wind gusts to 40 mph.  Blech.  Supposed to go colder tonight and then the rain starts turning to ice and then to snow. 

Sounds like you guys will get the tail end of the same system we're seeing.  Stoopid Colorado low meets cold arctic (or as I prefer to call it, Alaskan) air.  Lots of moisture and lots of cold.  Ick. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 11, 2008, 08:38 AM
It never fails on Remembrance Day, it always snows & that we got. Not really cold out, sitting around freezing. I shoveled the walks & the snow is wet & heavy, about a 2 or 3 inches of the stuff. The snow looks nice & fluffy but to damn early for me.  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on November 12, 2008, 09:52 AM
I was lucky to make it home in time before the freezing rain hit, -3°C & ******* rain.  ::)

Then the temp goes up to 7°C today but not until we get more freezing rain. Oh well, enjoy scraping the vehicles windows ya day shift bums.  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on November 18, 2008, 01:57 PM
It's shake n bake in San Diego. record highs in the 90's and small earth quakes.
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Post by: Keonobi on November 18, 2008, 02:07 PM
Here in Albany, NY its 29 and we've got flurries.  I guess there was some places that got some flurries yesterday, but I didn't notice any flakes.  Its been really clear the last couple nights, and I even saw a shooting star on monday morning (is it time for the Persieds?, or is it Leonids?)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 18, 2008, 04:22 PM
Snow last week, near 80 degrees today.  I love Colorado Springs.   :D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 13, 2008, 09:04 AM
What a difference 24 hours make. Yesterday when I got home from work it was around -2°C & I cleaned up the walks around the house & the garage pad. This morning it's sitting at -24°C with a slight breeze making it like -37°C. We are in a deep freeze for the week, highs from the mid teens to -25°C & lows from -22°C to -30°C.

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Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 13, 2008, 09:21 PM
We got hit with 6 to 8 inches of snow in the last 24 hours.  My daughter is going nuts sliding around with her new toboggan.  :D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on December 14, 2008, 12:56 AM
We've had about 6-8" of snow in the last week, not 24 hours. 

But it is noteworthy that we are under the first windchill warning of the season.  -48 C (which is about -50F as celsius and fahrenheit equal out at -40) overnight and ya know, it's kinda cold out there.  Ice crystals hanging in the air and all that fun stuff.  It's not the cold, it's the wind that kills you.  Yeesh.  Actual overnight low is only around -31 C, so probably -25F or so.  Balmy but for the wind. 

Oh yeah, blizzard warning in effect for the area too, but that's just snow. ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on December 14, 2008, 07:53 PM
Light snow last night, it was fairly warm the last few days and suddenly it is -8° F (-22° C) today.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Nicklab on December 14, 2008, 07:54 PM
I heard that it's so cold in Fargo, ND right now that if you went outside the moisture in your eyes would freeze within a few minutes.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on December 14, 2008, 08:53 PM
I heard that it's so cold in Fargo, ND right now that if you went outside the moisture in your eyes would freeze within a few minutes.

That's hilarious!  I'd love to see it!!  Not sure what state you're from my friend, but I'm not far away from Fargo and my eyes haven't frozen over yet - and I'm a smoker (which means I have to do that dirty deed outside)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on December 14, 2008, 10:21 PM
Yeah, but Fargo and Minneapolis are entirely different worlds.  Somewhere in that three hour drive it goes from tolerable to stupid.  Fargo and Winnipeg are often quite similar in weather.  It's cold in Minneapolis right now, -15 C (about 2 F) but Fargo is colder at -23C  and we're colder still at -26 C.  With the wind chill it is -40C here right now, so -40F.  I don't get the windchill for Fargo on the local weather station, so it may be just as cold there right now.

As for the moisture in your eyes freezing, nah, it would take a while.  The heat is still moving out to your eyes from inside, so that aspect won't freeze.  The tears would on your cheek within about a minute though.  And it's cold enough with the wind that you'll be tearing up real good. 

When the temperature is around -40 with the windchill, exposed skin freezes in about two minutes.  Not frozen solid but frostbite sets in.  It ain't no fun.  Let's just say they find some homeless people each year that froze completely to death when spring rolls around. 

But you just get used to it and deal.  We went out for dinner tonight and the wait was 30 minutes, so it's not like you roll up in a ball and hibernate.  You get used to living in it. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Nicklab on December 14, 2008, 10:31 PM
I heard that it's so cold in Fargo, ND right now that if you went outside the moisture in your eyes would freeze within a few minutes.

That's hilarious!  I'd love to see it!!  Not sure what state you're from my friend, but I'm not far away from Fargo and my eyes haven't frozen over yet - and I'm a smoker (which means I have to do that dirty deed outside)

That was a report from one of my co-workers.

I went to college in northern NY and at times it was unbearably cold.  I've dealt with temperatures as low as -27 fahrenheit without even factoring in the windchill.  I've felt my nostrils freeze up.  I've begun to feel my legs stiffen.  And tears freezing in the eyelashes.  It's basically a situation where you just can't have any exposed skin outside and you have to wear 3 layers of clothes as a rule.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on December 14, 2008, 10:22 PM
got to clean the wall heater tomorrow. i had to wear pants when i woke up today. today it was in the 50s feels so cold and dry i have to keep putting lotion on my hands...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on December 15, 2008, 09:47 AM
Twin Cities had rain to start the day yesterday and by 3 PM the temps had dropped from near 40 to in the teens, to -8 at sun up this morning, and we got 2-3 inches of Snow.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on December 15, 2008, 01:41 PM
I tell you what is just wild, and having lived here all my life it still amazes me...I was out jogging at 6 last night in shorts and a Tshirt and it was 70 degrees.  When I rolled out of bed this morning, it was 27 with a wind chill in the mid teens.  Good lord I love Texas.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on December 16, 2008, 02:04 AM
On Sunday, I left my apartment in the morning and it was almost 50 degrees F and no wind. I met my folks for lunch around 2, and it was 20 F with strong winds. That's the thing about weather in Iowa- if you don't like it, wait five minutes.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JangoTat on December 18, 2008, 09:22 AM
got about 10cm of snow yesterday...and according to the news...There sa storm a comin our way! For another 10-15cm tommorow and another 10-15 over the weekend loll Looks like I got my wish for snow...now I just need the pond to freeze over ;D ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 18, 2008, 09:28 AM
We're supposed to get 7-14 inches of snow tomorrow (that's 18-36cm for the Canadians)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on December 18, 2008, 11:01 AM
We're supposed to get 7-14 inches of snow tomorrow (that's 18-36cm for the Canadians)

Thank you for the translation ;D  I would point out that some of us are old enough to remember when Canada used the Imperial measurement system the US still uses.  IIRC we started to switch to metric back in around 1972 or so. 

Really interesting to see how far south the cold weather and snow are stretching.  San Francisco and Malibu both got snow apparently.  We got a skiff too, but yesterday was more interesting because we were "mild" to the point where people were walking about with their jackets open.  It was only -18C (0 F) but with minimal wind everyone was smiling like crazy.  So it takes about a week for us to acclimate to -40 temperatures.  Good thing too since that's where we're back to with the windchill today and a temperature drop.  More snow for us for the weekend too.  Wishin' I was in Hawaii. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 18, 2008, 11:28 AM
Hello Vegas!  :D

Las Vegas battered by largest snowfall in 30 years (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article5365067.ece)

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Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 18, 2008, 11:31 AM
When did they put in an outside in Las Vegas?  I didn't realize they had one of those.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on December 18, 2008, 12:45 PM
Oh man, I have got to call my brother about this. He lives down there, and says that even when it rains, you can't go anywhere because people don't have any idea how to drive on rain-slick roads. Can't imagine the accidents there now.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Nicklab on December 18, 2008, 12:56 PM
I'm more surprised that Paul Anka is still alive and doing shows than the fact that it snowed in Las Vegas.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: evenflow on December 18, 2008, 08:41 PM
Supposed to get anywhere between 6-12 inches of snow tomorrow. I hope for no work  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Nicklab on December 18, 2008, 10:50 PM
According to the weather channel those estimates for New Jersey have been revised.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 19, 2008, 09:23 AM
We got a nice Arctic blast here in So Cal. Not snow weather yet, but getting close.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 19, 2008, 09:57 AM
We had a little snow last night, I just got back in from shoveling it. It's -28°C & it feels like -35°C. Going to be a cold Christmas thus far with day temps around the mid twenties & lows to -34°C. Kinda warms up after the holiday with more snow...lovely.   
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on December 19, 2008, 10:36 AM
I love TX weather.  Three days ago we have some "icy" conditions, some schools closed.  Yesterday and Wednesday it's foggy all day long and wet with some drizzle, temp in the 50's and 60's.  Today, it's going to be 70* outside.

Then this weekend, we'll drop back down to cold again.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: I Am Sith on December 19, 2008, 03:23 PM
Just got done shovelling the 12" of snow that came down.  I hate not having a snow thrower.  With the snow plows, the end of my driveway was about 4ft deep...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on December 19, 2008, 03:35 PM
Rain all day today...  Creeks are swollen and it's rough going on the roads with hydroplaning, but at least it ain't snow.  If this were snow we'd be in some deep **** right now.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JangoTat on December 19, 2008, 03:49 PM
Rain all day today...  Creeks are swollen and it's rough going on the roads with hydroplaning, but at least it ain't snow.  If this were snow we'd be in some deep **** right now.


i have had to shovel 3 times now in 2 hours...I wanted snow but jeeze this is over kill lol.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: BrentS on December 19, 2008, 04:26 PM
I'm dealing with the same 12" of crap that I am Sith has.  However, I've got a snowblower.  Still took two sessions to get it cleared off.  I think we clear for about 36 hours before the next bout hits.  Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2008, 02:35 PM
Man is it flipping cold out, -26°C & just dead air. I went shopping for a couple of hrs & the roads are greasy. Tomorrow it warms to -20° then the next few days before X-Mas the high's are -28°C & dipping down to -39°C. Holy lick!

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Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on December 20, 2008, 03:18 PM
What time does it get dark up there this time of year?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2008, 04:01 PM
Early, 4:15 pm MST & the sun comes up around 8:50 am MST. Very short days.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on December 21, 2008, 01:18 AM
Colder in Minneapolis than it is in Winnipeg right now.  That doesn't happen very often. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 21, 2008, 03:33 AM
We had a power outage today at work, which was pretty handy because I could send my staff home and call it a day at only 12:30, but it's a little scary how cold it gets inside when there's no heat and it's -25C outside (and it could be a hell of a lot colder).  We lost power at 10am and by noon it was getting awfully chilly.  Power was restored around 4pm, but it makes me think we need to do a little more "disaster planning", especially for cold weather.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 21, 2008, 03:42 AM
I just got home from visiting friends before the holiday, it's -30°C here but out in the country... -35°C to -38°C & no wind. Yeah the car had to warm up before I left, only a 20 min drive & the cold from the steering wheel went right through my gloves. I'm still shaking from the chill. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: I Am Sith on December 21, 2008, 08:29 PM
The wind has been pretty bad today (up to 45mph) and all the snow that we got on Friday has been blowing all over the place.  We had to run out and go grocery shopping this afternoon, so we waited until it warmed up to -2o (wind chill -25o) before we went.  Tomorrow's supposed to be more of the same then warming up for more snow on Tuesday. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 2, 2009, 01:16 PM
It's a crisp day today, clear skies & -30°C & with the little breeze it feels like -41°C. I just finished shoveling the walks, nothing like having snotcicles.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on January 2, 2009, 01:42 PM
Everytime I feel like complaining about the weather I just check the JD weather report and it brightens things up for me.  I believe the current temp is a balmy 20 (F).  It was about 0 (F) when I was up at 2:30 this morning, but that's not quite snoticle weather ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 2, 2009, 02:25 PM
Yeah, it's pretty frickin' frigid around these parts too.  I'm south of Dale, and for once we're actually warmer.  -26C without the windchill cuz for once there ain't no wind really.  Probably go out skating today.  Took my daughter skiing yesterday for the first time at around -40.  Stay inside and you go crazy.  Crazier. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2009, 01:56 PM
Holy frozen snot balls Batman.  It was really cold this morning.  I'm sure it hasn't been that long, but it was -40 (celsius or fahrenheit, you pick, same at that point) without any wind this morning for the drive into work :o  Car started just fine but the engine just couldn't keep warm in fifth gear so kept downshifting itself to get the revs up to warm up the engine.  Was never really warm for the whole 45 minute drive.   Brrrrrrrrrrfrickinrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 5, 2009, 02:38 PM
Brent, do you use block-heaters in your cars in the winter?  I used them in Alaska and I know some people in North Dakota used them from time to time, but I don't know if it's consistently cold enough in your part of Canada for them.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2009, 04:10 PM
Yeah they're pretty much standard issue on cars sold here.  Generally I don't plug in my car inside the garage unless it's going below minus 30 C or so and then it is on a timer so it's only on for about two hours before I go to work.  Just enough to heat up the oil so it starts more easily.  I do plug in my car at work because it is parked outside all day.  In one of my older cars I used to have an internal car heater as well, but haven't bothered with this car.  Usually switch to 5W30 for winter as well, though they've got a 0W30 out now that might be interesting. 

The magic block heater line occurs somewhere around Fargo.  You'll see the plugs hanging out of every car in Grand Forks (70 miles north of Fargo; 130 miles south of Winnipeg) and on most cars in Fargo.  As you go west towards Minneapolis they become a lot less common (it seems).  Maybe one of the MN guys can confirm whether there are many/any in that burg, but I don't think so. 

It is definitely consistently cold enough to merit them as well.  When we get snow (some time between October 15 and November 15 is the norm for it to arrive and stay) it sticks around for 5 months or so.  During that time period the average monthly temperatures for Winnipeg are as follows:

November -5 C (23F)
December - 13 C (8.5F)
January -16 C (3.2F)
February - 13 C (8.5F)
March -6 C (21F)

(0 C = 32 F)

So well below freezing.  Not Alaska cold but pretty damn cold no matter how you cut it.  Generally it's about 10 F colder, on average, than Minneapolis in each month during the winter.  This past December was quite a bit colder than normal, at -19.3 C (-2.7F) and January thus far is quite cold too.  In a sense you definitely get used to it, but it's still frigging cold. 

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on January 5, 2009, 04:29 PM
The magic block heater line occurs somewhere around Fargo.  You'll see the plugs hanging out of every car in Grand Forks (70 miles north of Fargo; 130 miles south of Winnipeg) and on most cars in Fargo.  As you go west towards Minneapolis they become a lot less common (it seems).  Maybe one of the MN guys can confirm whether there are many/any in that burg, but I don't think so. 

It depends on where you live...  when I was in school and when I lived without a garage, the block heater was almost a necessity to keep the car running during the overnight/outside parking in Dec & Jan. 

Now that I park my car inside a garage overnight during the winter, the block heater isn't used as often.  There is usually a one week period during mid-January though where it never goes above 0F that you will see plugs hanging out of cars all over though.

So yeah - I'd say maybe 33-50% of the cars have them here, but definitely not all of them...

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on January 5, 2009, 04:36 PM
Usually switch to 5W30 for winter as well, though they've got a 0W30 out now that might be interesting. 
I have a friend who is a bimmer nut and he said that with the new high quality synthetics, ie Mobil1, you could safely run those Zero weight oils in the car all year round.  You might want to discuss that with you mechanic though.  Not sure how much of a difference changing the weight has, where I'm from we usually get a week or less of consistent sub-zero temps, so changing oil weights isn't as much a concern, and block heaters are only found on oil burners, excuse me, diesels.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on January 5, 2009, 05:59 PM
I love TX weather. 

yup... plenty warm for shorts on saturday... 40ish on sunday.  never out of the 30's with freezing drizzle all day today and 60 tomorrow.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 6, 2009, 02:36 AM
It warmed up here for awhile, yesterday it was -8°C which was quite nice. It's -10°C right now & snowing abit. If the long range forecast holds up, we will be above zero for a couple of days & more likly some freezing rain.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 10, 2009, 06:09 PM
Beautiful day out today, it hit around 2°C.  8)

I finally got around to cleaning up the snow on the garage pad, just spent 2 1/2 hrs snowblowing & chipping away at the packed snow which in some places were 2" thick from driving on it.

Going to be a nice week coming up after Mondays high of -15°C, around zero & 1 day hitting 4°C. Yeah I can handle that.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on January 10, 2009, 06:34 PM
Snowed an inch an hour here today, and I had the joy of working in it, in a vehicle that isn't meant for wet roads, much less snow.  And it's colder than a witch's knocker too.  We're in the 20's with wind chills in the 1's or -1's. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Nicklab on January 10, 2009, 10:26 PM
I never cease to be amazed by my fellow Northeasterners.  Snow is a semi-regular occurrance in these parts.  But somehow people always forget how to drive in the stuff.  Amazing.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on January 10, 2009, 11:16 PM
and I'm a smoker (which means I have to do that dirty deed outside)

A little late and OT, but I never knew... you hide it from the rest of the group well.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2009, 11:42 PM
  But somehow people always forget how to drive in the stuff.  Amazing.
Doesn't ever go away (it seems, and it doesn't for five months) here and people are still morons. 

Seems warm here, -18 C (0F) and snowing but anything not below -30 C feels warmish these days.  Days are getting longer though, so only three months to go.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 11, 2009, 11:10 AM
More fluffy snow to shovel today, whoopee!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on January 11, 2009, 08:03 PM
It's been in the teens and low 20's here in St. Paul!!!  YAY!!  Warm weather!!  Looks like we're dipping back down to the -20's next week though.  YAY!!  Freezing cold and SNOW!!   ::)

and I'm a smoker (which means I have to do that dirty deed outside)

A little late and OT, but I never knew... you hide it from the rest of the group well.

It's lame, but I try and hide it from people the best I can - even the dirty smokers at work.  I think Jayson caught me one day outside of Red Robin before one of our meetings. 

We tend to obviously multiply in MN on this board here for some reason.  Most of you guys are really missing out on the fun factor of having so many local collectors in one area at one spot.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on January 11, 2009, 11:26 PM
It's been in the teens and low 20's here in St. Paul!!!  YAY!!  Warm weather!!  Looks like we're dipping back down to the -20's next week though.  YAY!!  Freezing cold and SNOW!!   ::)

I didn't catch the exact forecast for tomorrow, but I heard the "it' word again... hopefully not before work and not after. But that's asking a lot in an imperfect world. Just means I am anxiously warm weather more.

and I'm a smoker (which means I have to do that dirty deed outside)

A little late and OT, but I never knew... you hide it from the rest of the group well.

It's lame, but I try and hide it from people the best I can - even the dirty smokers at work.  I think Jayson caught me one day outside of Red Robin before one of our meetings. 

No biggie... closet smoker.  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt on January 12, 2009, 03:32 PM
January update:  It's cold!

Will report back in six months with the next update.

(Prediction:  It's gonna be hot!)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on January 13, 2009, 10:10 AM
Depending on where you live in the Twin Cities you got anywhere from 4-6 inches of snow yesterday. Then the winds started up. It was -16 F (-27 C for you Canadians) on one sign on my way in to work this morning. The lower 2/3 of MN is in a Wind Chill Advisary (between -20 and -40) the upper 1/3 is in a Wind Chill Warning (-45 to -60) for the day.


How bad is it in Canada aye?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 13, 2009, 10:26 AM
That's Canada eh b'y!  :P

Just worked on shoveling & snow blowing the garage pad again, we had about 2" of that **** yesterday. It's aboot -5°C right now & getting a tad warmer today with some wind gusts from the chinook coming in. It may rain/snow today which will just make a mess of the roads, so far Friday & Saturday is going up to 6°C so aboot 42.8F for dem down south ya!  :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2009, 04:41 PM
Ballpark me as just north of the upper 1/3 of Minnesota, so same stuff here.  Tomorrow's a bit nicer, only -50 with the windchill.   ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on January 13, 2009, 09:33 PM
We're getting a swift kick in the nuts in the next couple days, of the cold air you guys are pooping onto our area.  So we're looking at similar temps with windchills I think.  Not -50 or 40, but I've heard -25 to -30 for Pittsburgh...  Low's of 0 or -1's, high's that if you make double digits, you're probably down in the city and fortunate.

And of course all the obligatory scattering around to get heaters, food, and other random stupidity is going along with it.  We're getting some snow too but I pray to god nothing comes Saturday.  I need Saturdays to be ok.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on January 15, 2009, 10:10 AM
We're looking at highs in the low single digits with wind chills in the -20 range today and tomorrow.  The weather guy commented it was warmer in Fairbanks Alaska yesterday.  >:(

Still, this is the coldest weather we've had all winter, and probably all last winter too, so I'll shaddup before some Minnesotians, or Canadian-Americans, put me in my place.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Nicklab on January 15, 2009, 11:11 AM
It's snowing again today in the NYC area.  Great.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 15, 2009, 11:18 AM
It's -7°C right now & it's going to go to 7°C for the next 3 days. Boy the driving will be fun on the slushy/sloppy roads & with the melt that has no place to go.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: CaptainYoda on January 15, 2009, 11:36 AM
Today it is going to be about 83 degrees. Which is a good 15 degrees higher than the average temperature for today in Anaheim.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on January 15, 2009, 11:39 AM
Woke up this morning to -21 F and wind chill near -40F. The pipes to my kitchen froze, luckily they didn't break. My wife is presently attempting to thaw them.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 15, 2009, 11:47 AM
Do not use a blowtorch on pipes or for melting ice outside.  ::)

Note to self: Don’t use blow torch to thaw pipes (http://wenatcheeworld.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081226/NEWS04/712269956/1005)

Blowtorch bungler ignites home while melting ice (http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24843922-5013016,00.html)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on January 15, 2009, 12:23 PM
Do not use a blowtorch on pipes or for melting ice outside.  ::)

Note to self: Don’t use blow torch to thaw pipes (http://wenatcheeworld.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081226/NEWS04/712269956/1005)

Blowtorch bungler ignites home while melting ice (http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24843922-5013016,00.html)


I had seen that story before. The guy lives in Massachusetts and had he just gone down to the closest hardware store and picked up a $10 (at the most) bag of ice melt he wouldn't have done $40,000 damage to his home.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 22, 2009, 09:59 AM
Well so much for the above tepms we had, getting colder. A little snow last night & the wind is blowing anywhere from 39km/h to 54km/h with a temp of -15°C & with the wind it feels like -27°C. The highs will be in the mid teens & lows around the 27°C mark. No break till next Wednesday thus far. At least with the mild temps we had the snow has gone down a bit.   
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on January 22, 2009, 10:02 AM
rumor is that we will be above freezing today. The weather has been nice the last couple days that my driveway is almost cleared off.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on January 22, 2009, 10:38 AM
rumor is that we will be above freezing today. The weather has been nice the last couple days that my driveway is almost cleared off.

Hells ya.  Might even be a good day to mow the lawn.   8)  Seriously though - feels like summer out there compared to this -20 -30 ****.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on January 23, 2009, 03:12 PM
I hate to tell you northern type people this, but yesterday it was 80 degrees here.  Today it's over 70.  But tomorrow we'll get a little "heat" relief when it gets down into the 30's again. ;)

Seriously, I feel for you guys who get just that blistering cold, wind, and snow.  I thank God I live in the south. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on January 23, 2009, 03:36 PM
Seriously, I feel for you guys who get just that blistering cold, wind, and snow.  I thank God I live in the south. 

You get used to it.  I spent 17 years in Vegas.  It just makes you actually appreciate Summer - a season I always hated out there.  flip/flop   :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on January 23, 2009, 03:59 PM
Yeah, cold weather's not that big a deal really...  Like iFett said, you wind up getting used to it like you would the heat in the south.  Personally, I hate summer the most and the heat, as I feel you can escape the cold, but the heat is what it is...  You can only get so nude.

For me, having 4 distinct seasons is part of the charm of Pittsburgh (that and it's not flat.  I hate flat).  Summer gets old right around August, and Winter gets old right around the day after Christmas (maybe February).  You start longing for those warm days, but then you get them, and you drop the top, and life's good again. :)

Today we hit the 40's which was a heatwave compared to what we had, so that made for a nice day in the old mobile office.  Didn't hurt that work went smooth too.  Tomorrow...  Highs in the 20's, and the freeze is back on basically.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on January 23, 2009, 10:17 PM
It's always interesting listening (reading) what people think of different regions of the country that they may have lived in.  I grew up in Abilene, TX and it's on the eastern edge of the desert that stretches from west-central Texas all the way to California.  I absolutely loved it out there.  Flat as could be, no smog, no traffic, hotter than hell and dry in the summer and usually mild winters with some nasty spells of really cold for several days at a time. (Nothing like you northerners though.)

Now living in the Dallas area I don't get that so much.  Hot/humid summers, mild winters and a long fall, short spring, and long summer.  I love the heat, just hate the humidity.

I guess to each his own.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on January 26, 2009, 11:03 PM
Freezing rain tonight!

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 27, 2009, 03:45 AM
Not to bad here, -12°C right now & some flurries later with a high of -2°C. It's going to be just above or below zero this week, as long as we don't have the wind it will be nice.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 29, 2009, 05:31 AM
We are expecting freezing rain today, joy.  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 2, 2009, 11:55 AM
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/GroundhogDay.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on February 2, 2009, 12:44 PM
It was nearly 50 on Saturday and we had bellow zero windchill this morning. I so hate Mother Nature.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on February 2, 2009, 01:02 PM
It was nearly 50 on Saturday and we had bellow zero windchill this morning. I so hate Mother Nature.

Blame it on Canada.   :(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 2, 2009, 01:12 PM
It was nearly 50 on Saturday and we had bellow zero windchill this morning. I so hate Mother Nature.

Blame it on Canada.   :(

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/gopher1.gif)  (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/FrenchGuard.jpg)   :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on February 2, 2009, 01:56 PM
It was nearly 50 on Saturday and we had bellow zero windchill this morning. I so hate Mother Nature.

Blame it on Canada.   :(


(http://pragmaticallypolitical.blogivists.com/files/2008/07/south-park-blame-canada.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 2, 2009, 10:17 PM
I prefer to blame Sara Palin and the Alaskan weather myself. 

It got warm here on the weekend, up to 36 F for one day (without factoring in the wind gusts to 50 MPH  :o) and then it is back to frickin' freezin' again.   :-\  Windchills in the -40 range for a couple of days and then maybe warmer.  The daily temperature averages have hit a point now where they are starting to get warmer, so if we can be nearer average it'll be better.  Was wearing the wrong gloves while shoveling tonight and holy crap, it's been a while since I felt that kind of burning sensation in the fingertips!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 3, 2009, 10:13 AM
Going to be fricken' nice here the next few days. 7°C today, 6°C tomorrow & 4°C the next day. Good, it can melt some of that fricken' ice from that rain we had last week.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on February 3, 2009, 10:23 AM
It will be in the 60's today.  Great weather to go for a jog later.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on February 3, 2009, 12:13 PM
We hit 46 on Saturday and the windchill last night was in the -20's. That is nearly a change of 70 degrees in a little over 48 hours. I want to scream!!!!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on February 3, 2009, 12:22 PM
(http://pragmaticallypolitical.blogivists.com/files/2008/07/south-park-blame-canada.jpg)

...bastards!   >:(    ;)

This is ****** up **** though.  I can handle the -20's and -30's on a consistant basis, but don't tease my ass one day with near 50 degree weather.   >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 3, 2009, 12:44 PM
...bastards!   >:(    ;)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/taunting.gif)

You don't frighten us, English pig-dogs! Go and boil your bottom, sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called Arthur King iFett dude, you and all your silly English k-nnnnniggets. Thpppppt! Thppt! Thppt and all that jazz!

Now, go away, or I shall taunt you a second ah third time-a!  :P  ;)  :D  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on February 3, 2009, 12:49 PM
...bastards!   >:(    ;)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/taunting.gif)

You don't frighten us, English pig-dogs! Go and boil your bottom, sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called Arthur King iFett dude, you and all your silly English k-nnnnniggets. Thpppppt! Thppt! Thppt and all that jazz!

Now, go away, or I shall taunt you a second ah third time-a!  :P  ;)  :D  ;D


Shouldn't it be American Pig dogs?   (http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/knashdx/Misc%20Internet%20Junk/ththe_knights_who_say_ni_by_livius.gif)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 3, 2009, 12:59 PM
Shouldn't it be American Pig dogs?

Maybe Merican.... Chiens de porc de Merican!  Naw... Chiens américains de porc! Oh that one is classic! :D

...bastards!   >:(    ;)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/taunting.gif)

You don't frighten us, Chiens américains de porc! Go and boil your bottom, sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called Arthur King iFett dude, you and all your silly porc k-nnnnniggets. Thpppppt! Thppt! Thppt and all that jazz!

Now, go away, or I shall taunt you a second ah third time-a!  :P  ;)  :D  ;D

Better?  :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on February 3, 2009, 01:09 PM
I've seriously never seen a Monty Python movie outside of one part of a movie about some knight getting his limbs chopped off - so I really have no idea what you're talking about Dale.  Seriously, but I'm sure it's supposed to be mean and or offensive and funny alltogether.   :-[   But it's still damned cold down here.   :(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 3, 2009, 01:15 PM
What! You have never seen all of Monty Python & the Holy Grail!  :o

Watch it, you'll stay warm with laughter. It's Python classic.  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on February 3, 2009, 03:13 PM
I've seriously never seen a Monty Python movie outside of one part of a movie about some knight getting his limbs chopped off - so I really have no idea what you're talking about Dale.  Seriously, but I'm sure it's supposed to be mean and or offensive and funny alltogether.   :-[   But it's still damned cold down here.   :(


Are you kidding me??? You have never seen Monty Python & the Holy Grail!!!!
Quote
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/knashdx/Misc%20Internet%20Junk/ththe_knights_who_say_ni_by_livius.gif)


You really need to go out this weekend and rent it and watch it. Then you will understand this whole retoric between Dale, Brent, you and I.


Shouldn't it be American Pig dogs?

Maybe Merican.... Chiens de porc de Merican!  Naw... Chiens américains de porc! Oh that one is classic! :D

...bastards!   >:(    ;)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/taunting.gif)

You don't frighten us, Chiens américains de porc! Go and boil your bottom, sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called Arthur King iFett dude, you and all your silly porc k-nnnnniggets. Thpppppt! Thppt! Thppt and all that jazz!

Now, go away, or I shall taunt you a second ah third time-a!  :P  ;)  :D  ;D

Better?  :-*


Sorry, I don't speak Canadian. Hell I barely speak the languare of America, Spanish!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 3, 2009, 04:23 PM
Bring me a shrubbery :-X
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on February 3, 2009, 04:49 PM
Bring me a shrubbery :-X

One that looks nice, and isn't too expensive!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on February 3, 2009, 08:40 PM
Oh, and get Life of Brian as well... Hilarious!

"Blessed are the cheesemakers?"
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on February 3, 2009, 10:18 PM
Just found out that I own the Mighty Grail!!  I have about 700 out of 1600 DVDs that I haven't seen yet.  Hopefully I can dig it out this weekend.   8)    -  OCD sucks ass  :-\

P.S. - it's still cold
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 4, 2009, 05:16 AM
700 DVD's not watched, boy that would keep ya busy for winter/s.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: King_Maul on February 9, 2009, 02:11 PM
It's been raining on and off locally here in So Cal for the last 3 days.  It's been nice to get all this weather since we definitely need the soaking.  There are some more storms coming through, so hopefully, this will help out the drought (at least a little).
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on February 9, 2009, 03:44 PM
We're gonna be up near 60 a day this week!  Finally all that ice that was under all that snow is now melting, but it's taken a long time.  This though means we're likely to see flooding on the rivers here, but fortunately the lock/dam system works fairly well to protect that.  The Mon Warf will flood downtown though and it's always fun to watch the people who didn't heed warnings and park down there.  I watched a BMW bob up and down as its alarm went off one year on St. Patrick's Day.  That was funny.

It's in the 40's again today, pretty nice out, and so that's nice...  50's and more later in the week.  It's all gonna snap back by week's end supposedly.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on February 9, 2009, 04:09 PM
It has been foggy/missy/raining here in MN. This weather just sucks. What's next?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on February 9, 2009, 04:12 PM
At least we're above freezing Ryan...Gotta think positive.   ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 9, 2009, 04:40 PM
At least we're above freezing Ryan...Gotta think positive.   ;)

Got that right.  We've got the same weather as you guys and it's hovering right around freezing.  So the roads are an absolute stinking mess and this is the point where I can't make fun of people in Texas cuz people here, who should know better, are even more stupid and not paying attention.  It's like driving on a hockey rink today (probably worse because of the rain on top of the ice) and people here are stoopid.  A couple of highways are closed and most are listed as "Travel Not Advised".  Duh. 

I hate the cold as much as anyone, but when it's -40 outside the roads are actually kind of sticky and traction is great.  Right around freezing is when it's bad.  If this rain gets rid of the snow and we get an early spring, great, but we'll probably just get more snow anyway. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on February 9, 2009, 04:52 PM
At least we're above freezing Ryan...Gotta think positive.   ;)

So is this the week were I complain and you are optimistic about everything?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on February 9, 2009, 05:53 PM
I agree totally Brent...  It's the times the weather is dipping down low at points in the day and everything freezes, but maybe it eases up a little later and you get rain, that really suck.  We had so much ice underneath the snow that it made work a pain (add in that it's allllllll hillsides here).  Any time you stopped you were spinning to get back going again.

It's horrid on those days though...  not to mention only the main roads are ever totally clear then with the salt prices/shortages.  Blah.

It sucks, but right now our ice is almost all gone so we're ok.  It'll just come back I'm sure once we get a big snow, but at least that thick 4 inches of ice is gone.  That **** under the last snow was really the worst.  I just hope we don't get another ice storm to coat things before a snow...  It'd be nice to avoid that the rest of winter.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on February 9, 2009, 06:46 PM
Found this on the Interweb and thought it was pretty funny...

"Cold" is a relative term. Use the handy list below to overcome
the confusion. Degrees (Fahrenheit)

 65 - Hawaiians declare a two-blanket night
 60 - Californians put on sweaters (if they can find one)
 50 - Miami residents turn on the heat
 45 - Vermont residents go to outdoor concerts
 40 - You can see your breath
    - Californians shiver uncontrollably
    - Minnesotans go swimming
 35 - Italian cars don't start
 32 - Water freezes
 30 - You plan your vacation to Australia
 25 - Ohio water freezes
    - Californians weep pitiably
    - Minnesotans eat ice cream
    - Canadians go swimming
 20 - Politicians begin to talk about the homeless
    - New York City water freezes
    - Miami residents plan vacation further South
 15 - French cars don't start
    - Cat insists on sleeping in your bed with you
 10 - You need jumper cables to get the car going
  5 - American cars don't start
  0 - Alaskans put on T-shirts
-10 - German cars don't start
    - Eyes freeze shut when you blink
-15 - You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo
    - Arkansans stick tongue on metal objects
    - Miami residents cease to exist
-20 - Cat insists on sleeping in pajamas with you
    - Politicians actually do something about the homeless
    - Minnesotans shovel snow off roof
    - Japanese cars don't start
-25 - Too cold to think
    - You need jumper cables to get the driver going
-30 - You plan a two week hot bath
    - Swedish cars don't start
-40 - Californians disappear
    - Minnesotans button top button
    - Canadians put on sweaters
    - Your car helps you plan your trip South
-50 - Congressional hot air freezes
    - Alaskans close the bathroom window
-80 - Hell freezes over
    - Polar bears move South
    - Viking Fans order hot cocoa at the game
-90 - Lawyers put their hands in their own pockets


Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: King_Maul on February 9, 2009, 08:23 PM
Funny!  Although I figured that Californians "disappear" way before -40 F.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on February 11, 2009, 09:28 AM
You forgot that around -10 Minnesotas start using their patios/decks as a 2nd Freezer!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt on February 11, 2009, 04:33 PM
. . .I can't make fun of people in Texas cuz people here, who should know better, are even more stupid. . .

Does not compute.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on February 11, 2009, 06:12 PM
. . .I can't make fun of people in Texas cuz people here, who should know better, are even more stupid. . .

Does not compute.

make fun of me all you like for not being good at driving on ice.... its 70 degrees and sunny here today.  i am wearing shorts.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2009, 01:34 AM
Glad to see you're still standing Matt.

We have what you guys had, right now.  92 mph gusts were reported at the airport down in the city.  The valley where my gf lives got a huge gust, but fortunately we didn't even lose power at her place or mine, so we're lucky.  I'm listening to the police scanner all night...  There's like a dozen fires going right now just in my scanning area, and there's lines/trees down all over.  Some counties got possible tornado warnings/watches and they were telling some folks earlier in the evening in one area to get to safe parts of their houses.  Dunno if anything happened though or not. 

That gust that hit near my gf's place though, had me battening down the hatches.  It shook the house and the chandalier was swaying from it.  That was kind of shocking.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt on February 12, 2009, 02:02 AM
Glad to see you're still standing Matt.

Me too!  Glad I'm okay, glad you're okay.

Yesterday was the closest I've come to having to take "emergency precautions," as they say, in many, many, many years.  Hope it's not a sign of things to come.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2009, 02:28 AM
We usually dont' get tornadoes here due to the hills.  Once they get out of Ohio/WV they usually are broken up, but the wind does a number around here pretty often.  Up North closer to Erie and things can get the twisters though because it's noticeably flatter...  They get all the really ****** weather up that way it seems.

It's freakishly warm here today...  I think it was 65 or something.  I drove with the top down this afternoon even.  It was kinda creepy almost because it really felt like the proverbial "calm before the storm".  Crazy weather.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on February 26, 2009, 12:40 PM
Rumor is that we are getting hit with anywhere from 3-4 to 8-10 inches of snow here. First they said it would hit on Wednesday night, then it was that it would hit during/just after morning rush hour. Here it is nearly noon and nothing.


Meteorologist = The only job that you can be wrong 90% of the time and still keep your job.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 26, 2009, 12:43 PM

Meteorologist = The only job that you can be wrong 90% of the time and still keep your job.

They were having a really hilarious conversation about that one morning on "Mike and Mike in the Morning" on ESPN.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 26, 2009, 02:06 PM
Rumor is that we are getting hit with anywhere from 3-4 to 8-10 inches of snow here. First they said it would hit on Wednesday night, then it was that it would hit during/just after morning rush hour. Here it is nearly noon and nothing.


We received about four inches of snow a couple of days ago.  But it got cold and shorted out any more falling.  Supposed to have received another bit last night, but it was too cold really, so mostly the wind just blew around what had already fallen.  Too cold, too cold. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: john todd on February 26, 2009, 06:24 PM
snow??? winter is over... its 88F today.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on February 26, 2009, 09:23 PM
snow??? winter is over... its 88F today.

Texas sounds good about right now.  Felt like a summer vacation when I visited last year around this time.  Stoopid snow and stoopid Canada.   >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 26, 2009, 09:47 PM
snow??? winter is over... its 88F today.

Texas sounds good about right now.  Felt like a summer vacation when I visited last year around this time.  Stoopid snow and stoopid Canada.   >:(

It's not us, it's Alaska.  That's yer problem.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on February 26, 2009, 11:28 PM
I'm just giving ya **** Brent   :)  Texas was an amazing relief from this cold ass crap last year.  Padre Island = nice.   Hard to believe it can be so cold in some spots and how warm in the others.  Mexico was nice too - until I came back to all this snow.   :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Tracy on March 2, 2009, 08:25 AM
Last week we had a few days in the upper 60s/low 70s.  Trees and flowers are started to pop here.  Then it rained all weekend and prompted flood warnings in our area.  Last night everything changed over to snow and we woke up to 6 inches of snow with a layer of ice underneath.  By Friday we're supposed be back up to 70 again. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 2, 2009, 01:28 PM
We received a bunch of snow over the weekend, but now it's frickin' raining.  What an awful slippery mess.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 2, 2009, 01:43 PM
It was cold here last week, hitting around the -30°C mark & with a wind, much colder plus we had a few days of frickin' snow. Nice now thus far, going up to -6°C today with the odd flurrie then ice pellets tonight followed by some more flurries. Ice pellets! Oh that's just ******* great!  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on March 2, 2009, 02:04 PM
It is sunny and calm and is supposed to be in the high 60s all week, and we might get as high as 70. We've had a few weeks where it was cold as **** here but for the most part it hasn't really felt like winter at all. We have hardly had any real snow around these parts. It looks like we may be headed towards another drought this summer 'round here. :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on March 2, 2009, 03:45 PM
It is sunny and calm and is supposed to be in the high 60s all week, and we might get as high as 70. We've had a few weeks where it was cold as **** here but for the most part it hasn't really felt like winter at all. We have hardly had any real snow around these parts. It looks like we may be headed towards another drought this summer 'round here. :-\


Must be nice in the middle of Winter in Colorado to have the temps be near 70.  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 5, 2009, 09:53 AM
Yesterday went up to 5°C, nice as the snow just went see ya then last night after I got to work the temp dropped & the winds kicked up & snow. A great ******* drive on the way home this morning, drifting snow & you had no idea what lane you were in in places.

When I got home I had to shovel in front of the garage door from the drift & then shovel my way to the house. Then I spent a good 45 mins shoveling the rest & the wind was blowing & no damn place to put the snow except back in your face.  >:(

-14°C right now with a winter storm warning & maybe more snow up to 10cm & the wind blowing from 37 to 60km/h. Yeah, I look forward to the drive to work tonight!  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2009, 02:49 PM
60's here Friday and Saturday. :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 7, 2009, 03:22 PM
This morning started of ******, -10°C & blowing snow. The roads were a mess & it was pick a lane again to drive. When I got home it stopped snowing so I shoveled & cleaned up the garage pad with the snow blower but we still had a bit of wind so that snow was coming back in my face.  >:(

Now it's -2°C & quite nice out, ******* winter!  ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 10, 2009, 01:18 PM
Yep, it's ******* cold. My thermometer in my back yard reads -34°C. (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/cold.gif)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/EdmWeatherMar10th.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on March 10, 2009, 01:25 PM
We are a bit warmer than that here today. It is 12° F (-11°C) with about an inch or two of snow. Just as we were starting to get used to the warm weather... ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: knashdx on March 10, 2009, 01:34 PM
Rain on the drive in to work, saw flurries an hour ago, and now nothing. Some areas of MN could get up to 6" of snow.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 10, 2009, 01:41 PM
We are a bit warmer than that here today.

A bit warmer, oy! Check this out...  ::)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/AlaskaWeather.jpg)

Bunch of *******!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on March 10, 2009, 01:42 PM
It was raining out when I went out for lunch and then there were flurries as I was coming back to work.  Can't wait to see what Mother Nature has brewing for us later in the day.

...at least it ain't cold though, well not yet at least.   ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 10, 2009, 01:45 PM
I'm getting tired of the 6" of snow one day and then the 45 degree weather the next day that melts all the snow and then I get water trickling across the floor in the basement.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on July 8, 2009, 09:21 PM
I just got hit by really bad hail.  Some of them were as big as golf balls.  I'd guess somewhere around 200 dents on the car.  They're on every single panel except for the doors on the passenger side.  The windshield is cracked too.

Of all the things I could have done without right now...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Misc/Hail.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 9, 2009, 03:15 AM
That sucks Rob.  Hopefully your insurance makes it easy on you to get things repaired.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on July 9, 2009, 12:56 PM
Thanks Jesse... here's some video my co-workers shot if anyone is curious:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbI9lFgHiz0

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 9, 2009, 01:31 PM
Dude! That is some **** hail storm! The insurance companies must have had the phones lines flooded! oy!

Been raining here the past few days & one night it came down for 20 mins with a vengeance. Tho a few weeks too late on the rain I'm afraid, the farmers are crying & it's not good. Nothing is growing in the fields & the farmers are ethier selling the cattle or feeding them the winter hay.  :-\

I had the garage flood a bit a couple of days ago, the bloody drain pipe at the back of the garage was smashed in by a driver by the looks of it & it was barely dripping water. I checked the pipe running down the side connected to the eavestrough & sure enough it was bursting with water. So I removed the elbow at the bottom & tried to open the pipe, when it opened a bit all hell broke loose as the water just ran out. Not only did I get soaked from the water running out, it was just raining like hell while I was trying to fix the problem. After a few cuts on my hand & dripping blood, yeah I tin-snipped the ******* pipe above the dent (wear gloves next time dummy) all was good.

Soaked like a drowned rat, I squeegeed out the garage & not a leak thus far. Tho when it does warm up, I have to remove the wall panels & check for any frame damage. The pipe repair will cost not even $25. but if the frame is damaged...  :-\

It's still raining here on & off & it's only 11°C. WTF!. Where's summer!  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on July 9, 2009, 01:39 PM
Yep, I'm up the creek as far as getting this thing fixed fast.  State Farm has apparently has their 'catastrophe team'  dealing with this one.  They can't tell me anything about when I might be able to get in front of an adjuster.

I'm totally not going to be able to get it fixed until after the move, which sucks.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 9, 2009, 02:41 PM
Does the local news channels make a bid deal out of any rain storm?   The local news channels around here freak out when it starts to rain. Their top story is "Storm Watch 09" when a little rain falls regardless of whatelse happens in the world.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: stormie on July 9, 2009, 06:25 PM
Absolutely digging the weather here this summer. Highs have been upper 70s to low 80s, with lows in the upper 50s. Yeah, a couple of 90s are peppered in, but for the most part extremely mild and enjoyable. Every time I think about moving elsewhere I remind myself about the weather here.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Diddly on July 9, 2009, 09:05 PM
Rob are you still in Dallas? Freaky, since I'm in Austin and we haven't seen any kind of rain since late May when there was a tornado outbreak. 105+ degree weather everyday... :(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on July 9, 2009, 09:49 PM
Yep, I leave in about 3 weeks.  We haven't had much rain either, this thing came out of no where and was done in 10 minutes.  It was crazy.  Here's a crappy cell-phone photo of the roof of my car from this morning:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Misc/hail2.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on July 14, 2009, 09:49 PM
The repair estimate came in at $6,138.00.   :-X
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: BillCable on July 14, 2009, 10:18 PM
Will insurance cover it?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on July 14, 2009, 10:24 PM
Yep.  My deductible is $200 and I'm going to ask the body shop to go ahead and save me that (on a $6100 repair they should be able to).

They're going to replace the roof, hood, and windshield.  Then they'll do PDR on the passenger side, and do conventional body work on both quarter panels and both doors on the driver's side.  Conventional repair for the hatchback too.

As far as I can tell the only two panels that aren't getting repairs are the bumpers, which are plastic.

So... yeah, thank goodness for insurance.  I've got rental car coverage too.  So as long as they can get it fixed before the move, everything should be okay.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on July 15, 2009, 10:41 AM
Rob, what do you drive?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on July 15, 2009, 11:04 AM
It's a Mazda 3, hatchback.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on July 15, 2009, 12:17 PM
Gotcha, just thinking that $6,100 is a lot for repairs and how that compares to the residual value in the car, but I'm sure your insurance company thought about that too.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on July 15, 2009, 02:18 PM
Yeah, it was a pretty expensive car and is in really great condition (this round of damage aside)... the miles are still pretty low for an '04 and it's getting close to being paid off.  I'm hoping it'll be my car for 3 or 4 more years and then I can trade it in for a hybrid or electric (if the technology goes that far that quickly).
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on July 15, 2009, 03:19 PM
Maybe they'll introduce wind powered cars for the Chicago market.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: King_Maul on July 17, 2009, 03:46 AM
It's been hot in the Inland Empire here in So Cal.  I wish it were cooler, but what am I thinking, it's summer time.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Scott on July 17, 2009, 11:05 AM
Woke up this morning to a bone chilling 55 degrees this morning...it is July isn't it?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2009, 11:15 AM
Summer finally arrived, yesterday it hit 28.7 °C & today should go to 28°C & tomorrow 27°. We are staying in the mid 20's for the week thus far with late day or evening thunder boomers. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on July 17, 2009, 02:59 PM
Woke up this morning to a bone chilling 55 degrees this morning...it is July isn't it?

Not in the central prairies my friend.  I feel your pain, we were 48 degrees that same morning.  Whee!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 17, 2009, 03:08 PM
Summer finally arrived, yesterday it hit 28.7 °C & today should go to 28°C & tomorrow 27°. We are staying in the mid 20's for the week thus far with late day or evening thunder boomers. 

degrees C? Never heard of it.  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 17, 2009, 04:47 PM
The Okanagan is in a heat wave - 33C / 91F yesterday, 35C / 95F today.  And it's continuing next week too, averaging 32C / 90F.  I'm melting.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on July 17, 2009, 05:01 PM
I went from 105 last week in Vegas to 55 back here in MN.  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sad018.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)  I blame this on you Canada.   >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on July 17, 2009, 05:35 PM
I blame the Russians, but whatever works for you.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on July 17, 2009, 05:38 PM
I blame the Russians, but whatever works for you.

Why, did Sarah Palin tell you something we should know?!


The Okanagan is in a heat wave - 33C / 91F yesterday, 35C / 95F today.  And it's continuing next week too, averaging 32C / 90F.  I'm melting.

That's still 10F lower than it's been here all month long.    :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 19, 2009, 05:42 AM
Did we ever get a storm last night, I haven't seen anything like this since 1987 when that tornado ripped through. The light started to flicker before 10pm so I grabbed the flashlight & the power went off. No power for 3 1/2hrs. The clouds were ugly & the wind, according to the paper online the wind was up to 110 km/h.

It rained pretty good & we did get some hail, not large about 1/4" in size but the wind did the damage. One neighbor next to us had a pine tree snap in half & land on his patio deck & the other neighbor had his pine tree just fall over & just missed the other neighbors fence. The roots are exposed, I talked to the neighbor & they saw the tree fall from the kitchen window.

No damage to our place, just one of the ceramic angels feel & broke. The back alley is a mess, lots of branches over the neighborhood & whatever else got blown around. I got caught in the hail/rain storm checking out around back alley & stood at the side garage door for shelter.

Edmonton’s CN Tower damaged in violent storm (http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Tower+damaged+violent+storm/1805292/story.html)

Some pics from the local paper.

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/edmonton%20tower%20damaged%20violent%20storm/1805292/1805441.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/edmonton%20tower%20damaged%20violent%20storm/1805292/1805459.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/edmonton%20tower%20damaged%20violent%20storm/1805292/1805455.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/edmonton%20tower%20damaged%20violent%20storm/1805292/1805399.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/edmonton%20tower%20damaged%20violent%20storm/1805292/1805395.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/edmonton%20tower%20damaged%20violent%20storm/1805292/1805366.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/edmonton%20tower%20damaged%20violent%20storm/1805292/1805381.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/edmonton%20tower%20damaged%20violent%20storm/1805292/1805358.bin?size=620x400)

A video from the Capital Ex (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm55SIhITac) fair ground that is here for the week.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 19, 2009, 08:39 AM
Yikes, ugly stuff Dale.  Glad to hear your place is OK.

Today was a bad combination of heat and wind because 2 forest fires have started up in West Kelowna, just on the other side of the Okanagan Lake where I live.  A dozen homes have been destroyed and 10,000 people have been evacuated.  The highway south has been shut down because the fire is burning right next to it.  It's got a lot of people spooked, especially considering there was a big fire in 2003 when over 200 homes were burnt.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/GlenrosaFireJuly1809-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/GlenrosaFireNightJuly1809.jpg)

The fire chief says both fires are 0% contained, so they've got a big ugly battle ahead of them.  :(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 19, 2009, 10:16 AM
That's an ugly fire Jesse.  :-\

Here's the neighbors trees.   :-\

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/New%20House/Tree1.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/New%20House/Tree2.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 19, 2009, 04:06 PM
Whoa.  At least it looks like it missed the house!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: King_Maul on July 19, 2009, 06:57 PM
Yuck, that some crazy weather conditions you guys are seeing.  Hopefully, mother nature will provide some better weather conditions soon.

It's been hot here in Chino Hills, CA.  Yesterday, we avoided the weather most of the day by driving and hanging out to the beach.  Today, it's been air conditioning in the house for relief.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 19, 2009, 10:57 PM
Today was clean up day, nothing better to do when the power goes out for another 5 1/2 hrs.

More pics from the storm:  More Storm Aftermath (http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Gallery+More+Storm+Aftermath/1806690/story.html)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/news/gallery%20more%20storm%20aftermath/1806690/1806878.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/news/gallery%20more%20storm%20aftermath/1806690/1806876.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/news/gallery%20more%20storm%20aftermath/1806690/1806830.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/news/gallery%20more%20storm%20aftermath/1806690/1806694.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/news/gallery%20more%20storm%20aftermath/1806690/1806696.bin?size=620x400)

(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/?src=http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/edmonton/2009/07/19/13_file719200941301AMstorm1.jpg&size=640x427&quality=60)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 20, 2009, 02:33 AM
Those are pretty massive trees!  :o  That first one must have made a hell of a crack when it snapped.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 25, 2009, 12:29 AM
Very nice weather here lately, went up to 31°C today. Tomorrow 32°C with a chance of late thunder boomer... eek! Don't need to go through a storm again a week later.  :-\

High 20's & into the 30's for next week, going to be drier than a popcorn fart here if we don't get steady rain soon.

Loving the central air conditioner tho.  ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on July 25, 2009, 05:55 PM
Hail sucks.  First time I've ever had damage to my vehicle by falling things from the sky.

I'm still going to blame this on you Canada!!   >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on July 26, 2009, 02:55 AM
Oh sure, blame Canada!   :P   :D

Damn near midnight here & it's 26°C which feels like 30°C, nice night to sit out in the yard.   8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on July 26, 2009, 06:53 PM
Oh sure, blame Canada!   :P   :D

Just having fun with you guys...but seriously.     >:(    ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on August 2, 2009, 04:11 AM
Shades of 2 weeks ago, another storm front hit here again & it came in fast. Wind, rain & hail in some areas. Not bad were I am, a piece of pottery outside blew over & broke & heavy rain, thunder & lightning but thats it. The temp got up to 29°C with a slight breeze. Being a long weekend here, lots of stuff going on. At the Heritage Festival, organizers ordered an evacuation at Hawrelak Park at 6pm as the storm blew in.

The worst was in Camrose at the Big Valley Jamboree not far from the city, a Counrty concert with many stars performing & hundreds attending the show. Not a good site there when the storm blew in.  :-\

One dead, 15 injured after stage collapses at Big Valley Jamboree (http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/dead+injured+after+stage+collapses+Valley+Jamboree/1853266/story.html)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/dead+injured+after+stage+collapses+valley+jamboree/1853266/1853564.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/dead+injured+after+stage+collapses+valley+jamboree/1853266/1853710.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/dead+injured+after+stage+collapses+valley+jamboree/1853266/1853707.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/dead+injured+after+stage+collapses+valley+jamboree/1853266/1853706.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/dead+injured+after+stage+collapses+valley+jamboree/1853266/1853597.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/dead+injured+after+stage+collapses+valley+jamboree/1853266/1853596.bin?size=620x400)

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/dead+injured+after+stage+collapses+valley+jamboree/1853266/1853555.bin?size=620x400)

It's been a bad 2 weeks this year for storms.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on October 8, 2009, 10:59 AM
Well, how's the weather in your neck of the woods? Mines just ******* great, were sitting at -5°C & it's ******* snowing! 2 weeks ago, we broke a record of 33.5°C. Not really a great summer, sure we had some nice days but the lack of rain sure did not help. Lot's of brown lawns here.  :-\ 

God, I hate ******* winter.  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on October 8, 2009, 11:39 AM
That sounds like fun.  We are digging in for a nasty late afternoon and night of rain.  It was cool in the 60's yesterday but cloudy, as it has been for most of the past three weeks.  We are due to get another round of rain today, tonight, and into the middle of the day tomorrow.  Hopefully we'll be rain free for a while.  I live in TX for a reason...I like being outside and not wet.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on October 9, 2009, 11:42 PM
Well, how's the weather in your neck of the woods? Mines just ******* great, were sitting at -5°C & it's ******* snowing! 2 weeks ago, we broke a record of 33.5°C. Not really a great summer, sure we had some nice days but the lack of rain sure did not help. Lot's of brown lawns here.  :-\ 

God, I hate ******* winter.  >:(

Thanks for passing it along to us >:(  ****** summer with lots and lots of rain, nine straight months of below normal temps, then September was great and today it is snowing and sticking.  Three inches of snow so far.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 10, 2009, 01:23 AM
Well, how's the weather in your neck of the woods? Mines just ******* great, were sitting at -5°C & it's ******* snowing! 2 weeks ago, we broke a record of 33.5°C. Not really a great summer, sure we had some nice days but the lack of rain sure did not help. Lot's of brown lawns here.  :-\ 

God, I hate ******* winter.  >:(

Thanks for passing it along to us >:(  ****** summer with lots and lots of rain, nine straight months of below normal temps, then September was great and today it is snowing and sticking.  Three inches of snow so far.

I'd like to thank you guys for reminding me why we moved to the sunny Okanagan.  :-*  We're lucky enough to still be at +10oC (50oF) during the day and only -5oC at night.  Of course, my older daughter wishes the snow was here too.  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on October 10, 2009, 01:35 AM
Still smell like smoke there?   :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on October 10, 2009, 06:09 PM
Got our first bit of snow this morning here in MN.  Thanks again Canada!   >:( 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on October 11, 2009, 04:53 AM
got down to 60 tonight might need to put on some pants and get the long sleeve shirts out of the closet.still mid 70s in the daytime  :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: King_Maul on October 11, 2009, 10:38 AM
It's been a pleasant weekend so far in So Cal, but it's supposed to get cooler, and we're supposed to get some rain this coming week.  We need the water to counter the drought, but why do I feel when we do get rain, it's just feeding the brush and weeds that will feed the wild fires a year or two down the line.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on October 12, 2009, 12:16 AM
Our first frost and freeze warnings are up tonight...  just frost down here, Freeze up above I-80 near Erie and all that hick country.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on October 12, 2009, 01:26 AM
We're hitting 30's at night already.

It's as cold here in October as it gets all winter long in Dallas.   :-[
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on October 12, 2009, 02:38 AM
Welcome to the North. :)

We're in the 30's here tonight I believe...  Or we should be.  I think it may be low 40's closer the city, but we're high 30's here, and low 30's just north of me a ways.  Fun huh? :)

Eat stew, thick soups, anything Irish...  You probably didn't get to enjoy foods like that down South.  They're a staple up this way.  We roasted a chicken tonight...  It heats the whole house up with the oven cooking it, the smell of the chicken wofting around.  It's nice.  THose are the little things about the cold that you have to appreciate.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on October 12, 2009, 08:49 AM
More ******* rain here.  It's been rain off and on here for about three weeks now.  I think I've had enough of it.  I thought it was supposed to end yesterday, but we had another shower blow through that was going to be just "drizzle" but ended up dropping another 3/4 of an inch.  We'll get more today and tomorrow and then hopefully will dry out for a while.  A
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on October 12, 2009, 09:42 AM
More snow in the TC. Hell can freeze over and the Twins still didn't win.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on October 14, 2009, 07:48 AM
Ick! Almost 5am & it's snowing, all day. High of 1°C today, tomorrow & Friday 8°C & Saturday 13°C & then the temp drops so the long range forecast says.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on October 14, 2009, 10:08 AM
Hey, the rain here may be gone for a while.  We've got lots and lots of fog this morning, but no rain.  I might actually get to play softball for the first time in about 3 weeks Friday night.  It might get back up into the 80's today and be sunny through at least the middle of next week.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ryan on October 29, 2009, 09:17 PM
We have about 14" - 18" of snow and ice at the moment. Fun, fun. :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 4, 2009, 11:37 AM
Winter knocked on the door during the night, not a great site to look at 1st thing in the morning. -6°C right now & more snow to come over the next few days with temps in the -9°C to -22°C range during the day & -16°C to -27°C during the night for next week. A storm warning out for today with snow from 10 to 20 centimetres & wndy.  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 4, 2009, 07:53 PM
******' cold here.

8 freakin' degrees out!

Baker's in Heaven!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 4, 2009, 08:01 PM
Oh it's lovely here, a ******* nightmare with that snow. The roads are all ****** up, a 20 min drive is like 1 hr & bumper to bumper. I cleaned up the snow around the house & I really did not enjoy shoveling that ****!   >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on December 7, 2009, 03:54 AM
We had our first snow of any significance Saturday, and it wasn't real significant, and I was on my way into the city that evening for a Pen's game.  While heading downtown though, I ran into a massive black-ice cluster-f.  I had to slide the truck hard right then back hard left to avoid the quagmire of wrecked vehicles and vehicles who were about to.  I exited right then and there...  One guy literally left his car in the left lane of the highway against the jersey barrier, and was outside his car looking at it...

in the left lane.

I couldn't have made that up if I tried, it's so insanely stupid.

The bridges all around the city were a mess I guess...  I didn't run into any more, but a girl right beside us 180'd right on the middle of the freeway.  She was why I had to cut hard right...  then back left because of all the people half on the burm of the road who were just in an accident with the asshat leaving his car sit in the left lane.  I hate people.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 7, 2009, 03:58 AM
Snow truly brings out the stupid in people.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on December 7, 2009, 04:09 AM
The funny thing was, it snowed barely at all here...  It really just would come, dust things, then leave...  But it left everything wet, and while some areas dried fairly fast, others didn't, and this part of the highway (and all the bridges, which are a lot of the roads around here) didn't at all.  It was a pretty bad situation.  It was the headline news of that evening, haha.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on December 7, 2009, 07:00 AM
We got a very, very slight dusting here the other day.  But it has been so warm that it pretty much melted when it hit the ground.

This weekend has been pretty chilly (for north Texas).  I played a softball tournament on Saturday and our first game was at 10 and the temp was still about 32 or 33.  The guys who started at 8 had a game time temp of 25.  The temp ended up getting near 50 but because the wind was blowing so hard it made it pretty miserable all day.  I was actually kind of glad when we got beat our last game after dark so I could go home, warm up, and watch football.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on December 7, 2009, 10:28 AM
We've had it snowing around here for most of the last week.  Nothing heavy and nothing wet, so easy to deal with both shoveling and driving. 

Every year though we have folks that get anxious to see snow.  They always say without snow it's 'so bleak and grey' and they wish it would snow.  I used to try and explain the albedo effect to them, but it's pointless.  So we get snow and lo and behold the temperature forecast has the lows going down to -30C this weekend.  I'd give a crap if I wasn't going to be in Hawaii at the time.  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on December 7, 2009, 12:28 PM
Got our first measureable snowfall last night. There's more on the way tomorrow night. Damn, I hate winter weather.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 7, 2009, 06:42 PM
We had the worst storm in 6yrs. Even after shoveling around the house last Friday, it stiil piled up. I got home late last night after spending 2 weeks taking care of my Mom & I couldn't even get into the yard. The snow was drifted up at the front door & I could not even open the gate so I had to jump the fence & landed in snow 1 1/2 feet thick. I spent 2 hrs after midnight shoveling that **** in -28°C temps, no wind so that was a plus.

After 10hrs of sleep which I really needed, it was time to tackle the garage pad. Oh that was fun, snow drifts up the ying-yang, the gate was blocked & even with a snowblower I had some problems but I got it done.

****, I hate winter!  >:(
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 7, 2009, 08:01 PM
It's raining here. It seems there is no local news when it rains in southern California because STORM WATCH '09 has the news programs mesmerized.

"What is this wet stuff falling from the sky? Lets go to Cal Tech for the answer!"
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: King_Maul on December 7, 2009, 08:09 PM
I'm mesmerized!  What is this stuff falling from the sky???

It's been a while.  I hope this offsets the drought.....at least a little little little bit.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on December 8, 2009, 09:43 AM
We're supposed to get 5-8" of the white stuff today into tomorrow.  Oh fun....
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on December 8, 2009, 11:44 AM
This morning...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Misc/Day02.jpg)

Being as I'm new to this... how often does one need to get their car washed to make sure it doesn't get rusted out?  Any non-obvious tips for driving in the snow?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: I Am Sith on December 8, 2009, 12:01 PM
Light flurries now, but I think the heavy stuff will be coming down later tonight.  8-12 inches expected overnight.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 8, 2009, 12:11 PM
Above all resist the urge to over-correct.  If you try to start from a stop and the car doesn't seem to go, don't stomp on the gas, you'll just slide around.  Same thing with turning.  If your car doesn't turn, straighten the wheels out and they are more likely to grip.

When you get home/to work, make sure to knock the ice boots off of your car.  That's the buildup of ice/snow/road gunk that builds up in the wheel well.  If you do it after you driven it will be loose and probably just fall off.  If you wait until its frozen solid, it'll be frozen solid and could limit your ability to turn your car (it will buildup on the inside part of the wheel well and limit the steering angle you can achieve).

Make sure to clean off all of your windows, mirrors, lights (and to obey state laws: your license plate) before you go anywhere.  Too many idiots driving around today, two days after it snowed, with windows still blocked.

If you haven't already, get snow tires.  If you have been driving in the snow for years they approach being optional, if you have limited/no experience in the snow they should be pretty much mandatory.

Don't know if its obvious or not, but on the back side of most ice scrappers are little ridges that look a bit like knuckles, those are for scraping ice buildup on your windows.  The blade is better for frost and a brush works best for snow.  

While you are at it, its probably a good idea to clean off the roof of your car.  It sucks when you get a couple inches of snow, start driving, come to a stop light and all that snow slides forward onto the windshield, you turn on the wipers to clear it, but its too heavy for the wipers and the fail safe bolts release and now your wipers don't work at all.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Chris M on December 8, 2009, 02:22 PM
^^Good information here for non-snow people.^^

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on December 8, 2009, 03:01 PM
Yep, I knew some of it but other stuff in there is new and helpful.  Much appreciated.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Mikey D on December 8, 2009, 03:16 PM
Come on, Rob.  That's not even a dusting.   :P


While you are at it, its probably a good idea to clean off the roof of your car.  It sucks when you get a couple inches of snow, start driving, come to a stop light and all that snow slides forward onto the windshield, you turn on the wipers to clear it, but its too heavy for the wipers and the fail safe bolts release and now your wipers don't work at all.


Or even worse, when it blows off your roof and hits me on the highway.  :-X  Everything else is sound advice.

Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 8, 2009, 03:23 PM
Forgot to mention it earlier, but you probably should look for winter wiper blades as well.  Not sure if its too obvious, but they are encased in a rubber sleeve so ice can't get jammed in the spring, thereby keeping the wiperblade on the glass, and they are made of a different rubber compound so they remain pliant at lower temps compared to the all season varieties.

Good luck Rob, I tried to avoid the most obvious stuff, like: slow down, don't drive if you don't have to, etc.

I kept picturing an episode of King of the Hill where Arlen gets a freak snowstorm and Hank, who hasn't driven in the snow, ends up doing donuts in the street because every time the tires slip he slams on the gas.  Rob=Hank Hill :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on December 8, 2009, 03:28 PM
Agree with Mikey - aggravating to drivers behind you too.  Not having been in Chi-town in winter, not sure how cold it gets, but if you get a really dry cold spell and you don't clear the snow off the hood of the car and start driving, the snow will blow up on the windshield and then seemingly get into the intake, come out the defrost vents and fog up the window on the inside, really reducing the visibility.  Not sure how clearly I explained that but it's a bitch to deal with because you end up either having to use the scraper on the inside of the window or wait until the car is blowing real heat, not just cold air, to clear your vision.  I expect it happens in Chicago too, it does for sure in the prairies and it's weird.  

On the snow tires even with years of experience I think they're tremendously beneficial if you can afford them.  I grew up in this crap and drove for nearly 20 years without them.  I have them every year now and consider them to be a very wise use of money.  You certainly can get by without them if you are cautious enough.

Oh, and go find an open parking lot after it snows to go do donuts on purpose.  It is an absolute blast.  If you can get hold of an older rear-wheel drive car it's even more fun.  Aside from being fun it can be incredibly instructional on how little control you have once your tires lose grip. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on December 8, 2009, 03:34 PM
not sure how cold it gets, but if you get a really dry cold spell and you don't clear the snow off the hood of the car and start driving, the snow will blow up on the windshield and then seemingly get into the intake, come out the defrost vents and fog up the window on the inside, really reducing the visibility.  Not sure how clearly I explained that but it's a bitch to deal with because you end up either having to use the scraper on the inside of the window or wait until the car is blowing real heat, not just cold air, to clear your vision.

Wow...That's crazy Brent.  Never had that happen to me, but I suppose there's a first time for everything.

Oh, and go find an open parking lot after it snows to go do donuts on purpose.  It is an absolute blast.  If you can get hold of an older rear-wheel drive car it's even more fun.  Aside from being fun it can be incredibly instructional on how little control you have once your tires lose grip. 

I do this religiously the first time every year we get a good snowfall.  Good advice.   ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 8, 2009, 03:45 PM
As for donuts.  You should probably scout out a parking lot ahead of time.  If the parking lot has any large pot holes they might get covered up by the snow, the same with any of those little curb things they use for parking spots.  They have a habit of ruining donuts really quick.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on December 8, 2009, 04:15 PM
As for donuts.  You should probably scout out a parking lot ahead of time.  If the parking lot has any large pot holes they might get covered up by the snow, the same with any of those little curb things they use for parking spots.  They have a habit of ruining donuts really quick.

Most prudent information.  I was thinking of the usual shopping mall scale stuff.  We have pretty archaic shopping hours up here, so you can often find good spots.  Looking for curbs, potholes, posts and light standards in advance  is an excellent piece of advice.  Bending a rim to doing worse damage to your car is a mood killer. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 8, 2009, 05:22 PM
Really good stuff here, winter tires are a must when you get dumped on like up here & winter wiper blades are needed. I need to get a set as the snow melts on the windshield but ice builds up on the blades & skips leaving a small cleaar gap to look out when driving. The lower half of my windsheild clears off but the upper half was just melted snow & dripping on the clear part making it more of a mess & I had to wait to stop & quickly get out to clear the blades off till it happens again a short time later. I also had to drive with the side window down so I could see a bit better. Crazy.

Always leave enough room between yourself & the front driver (driving & stopped), it helps for a quick reaction as to hopefully not hit the vehicle in front & pray no one beside you is close. The heart rate will step up a bit.  ;D

It's the others drivers ******** you have to watch out for.  ;)

Yeah, practicing donuts is a great way to learn how the car reacts. Just don't do it with other vehicles around in the lot & if you practice at night, check to see what vehicles are around outside the lot. A few years back with a few friends in the car at night, a vehicle was sitting on the far lot with his lights on when I burned & couple of donuts then went to the mall. Just as I pulled into the mall lot, the cherries flashed in my mirror. I pulled over & the cop got out & ask if I had an excuse for buring the donuts, then a friend spoke up & said "I thought you guys liked donuts!".   :D

Yeah, I made him pay the damn ticket! Asswipe!  >:(   ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on December 8, 2009, 05:38 PM
I also had to drive with the side window down so I could see a bit better. Crazy.

My windows usually lock up when it gets below freezing so I don't have that "luxury"   :D

...then a friend spoke up & said "I thought you guys liked donuts!".   :D

Yeah, I made him pay the damn ticket! Asswipe!  >:(   ;D

That's hillarious!   ;D
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: I Am Sith on December 9, 2009, 07:13 AM
8-12 inches expected overnight.

Woke up to nothing more than an inch of heart-attack snow.  Still supposed to get 4-6 inches today though...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 9, 2009, 10:35 AM
We're in the process of getting about 6-8 inches.  I think every snow plow available was only plowing in the opposite direction from my route to work, ie the other side of the road was clear, but somehow I still had to drive through three inches of snow on the road.  Come on Capital District, we get snow every year...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Ben on December 9, 2009, 10:54 AM
Just got done shoveling the white **** dumped on us last night. It had drifted at the end of my driveway, making it about thigh deep. The streets here are covered in about a foot of snow, so nobody's going anywhere today. Everything (I mean everything) is closed, so at least I don't have to go to work.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on December 9, 2009, 11:20 AM
Everything (I mean everything) is closed, so at least I don't have to go to work.

Neat.  I'd LOVE a "snow day" but I don't think I'll see one here in my lifetime.   :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 9, 2009, 11:22 AM
Don't know exactly how far it is from you, but my employer has an office in Fond du Lac (sp?) Wisconsin and they were the only office closed today...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on December 9, 2009, 03:48 PM
Agree with Mikey - aggravating to drivers behind you too.  Not having been in Chi-town in winter, not sure how cold it gets, but if you get a really dry cold spell and you don't clear the snow off the hood of the car and start driving, the snow will blow up on the windshield and then seemingly get into the intake, come out the defrost vents and fog up the window on the inside, really reducing the visibility.  Not sure how clearly I explained that but it's a bitch to deal with because you end up either having to use the scraper on the inside of the window or wait until the car is blowing real heat, not just cold air, to clear your vision.  I expect it happens in Chicago too, it does for sure in the prairies and it's weird.  

On the snow tires even with years of experience I think they're tremendously beneficial if you can afford them.  I grew up in this crap and drove for nearly 20 years without them.  I have them every year now and consider them to be a very wise use of money.  You certainly can get by without them if you are cautious enough.

Oh, and go find an open parking lot after it snows to go do donuts on purpose.  It is an absolute blast.  If you can get hold of an older rear-wheel drive car it's even more fun.  Aside from being fun it can be incredibly instructional on how little control you have once your tires lose grip. 


Thanks Brent, (and everyone) this is all good advice.  As for snow tires, about two months before I found out about the move I spent nearly $700 on new tires for my car..., so I'm not doing new tires now, I'll have to rely on driving slowly and salt on the roads.  Hopefully the ones I bought are all-weather or what not, I'll look at the paperwork for them and see what I've got.

As for the cold, I haven't been here long, but when I wake up tomorrow it's supposed to be 8 degrees out.  I'm sure it gets plenty colder up where you are, but by my standards that's down there.

The last few days, I did brush the roof and all off, a buddy that I carpool with is from Cincinnati and warned me about flying snow from roofs and hoods.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on December 9, 2009, 03:58 PM
You did ask about washing cars and I don't think anyone addressed that. I think once or twice in the season is good enough. Last year, the only time my car was washed in the witner was when I took it in to get the oil changed.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on December 9, 2009, 04:53 PM
Really?  I was under the impression that it was a good idea to do that every week or two when salt is present?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on December 9, 2009, 05:03 PM
Really?  I was under the impression that it was a good idea to do that every week or two when salt is present?

There's really no point IMO.  Vehicles rarely stay clean for a day or two at least out here.  I moved from Vegas to MN back in 01 and haven't seen a spot of rust on any of the vehicles I've owned - though I don't really check the undercarriage too often.   :-\  Oh - and my first and only accident I ever had happened the first week I moved here....and it was in the Summer.  Here I was petrified worried about spinning out in the Winter, but it's not so bad.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on December 9, 2009, 08:35 PM
I don't mean for having them look nice, I mean just for preventing rust.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on December 9, 2009, 08:40 PM
Any time it gets above 20oF and there's sun in the forecast, I usually try to wash my car to prevent anything building up (aluminum alloy wheels + salt = corrosion :().  Obviously, you have to be careful about those low-temp washes or you could end up freezing yourself out of your car.  :-X
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on December 9, 2009, 09:51 PM
Yeah, what Jeff said about freezing yourself out of your car...  I wash mine routinely when salt's on the roadways and there's any moisture.  I keep cars for well over 100k miles too, so the body's important to me, so you should wash it routinely.  It's important even if you trade them in routinely because you just don't want them rusting since that affects trade-in of course.  All cars rust, it's just a fact of life.  You can't always even tell where it's coming from.  My doors are rusting from the inside out on my LeBaron because of a design flaw.  My Thunderbird did the same thing...  I had a hole rust behind my right front mudflap as well that I discovered this Summer when I took my flap off.  This is with two paste waxes a year and routine cleaning with spray-hot wax in the winters...  It just happens.  I have the luxury of a brother who can weld well and knowing how to weld myself some, so we're putting patches on it and I'll primer it myself.  It's all in areas nobody can see anyway.

If I didn't have that luxury i'd probably wash my car once a week if it's been steady snow/salt, snow/salt, snow/salt type weather.

That's just me though Rob, but I think frequently washing is good advice.  Make sure you're getting low too, and using the high pressure wash on the undercarraige of your car so you're really getting that cleaned out.  When it looks like you'll have a good spell then I think it's a good idea to wash it and do the hot wax at least. 

Some people run theirs through automatics and that's good, but not as good as getting out and using the washer yourself and being thorough.  That's my advice personally.

The snow coming off cars doesn't bother me a ton.  My car tends to clear itself upon movement because of the ragtop.  The snow doesn't stick to that, so I just basically clear the hood, lights, and trunklid...  It's illegal in PA to drive with snow piled on your car though now so maybe I'm just not seeing it as much perhaps.  I don't know the laws out there.  Here you have to have yoru car cleared off pretty completely, and you have to have your lights on in snow, and so on.  The bad stuff is when it's frozen **** and coming off vehicles...  That can be much worse obviously.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 10, 2009, 10:32 AM
Whoa! The temps going to drop here in the next few days, today we are going to hit -12°C with some flurries then looking forward Saturday high -19°C low -29°C. Sundays high -29°C, low -38°C. Mondays high -30°C, low -39°C & Tuesdays high is -23°C with a low of -40°C with wind at 10 km/h making it feel like -46,0000°C... lol! That otta make the ol ball sack say seeya! Thursdays long range is a high of -1°C... wft over!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on December 10, 2009, 11:46 AM
Thanks Jesse... I've got this road trip thing to Ann Arbor and back on Saturday, so I'll wash it on Sunday.

One more question... my windshield wiper fluid froze up last night, which wasn't helpful when the salt started clouding up my glass and I couldn't clean it.  

Is that just a fact of life up here or is the fluid in my car maybe not suited for this weather since it was added before I moved?  Basically, do they sell windshield wiper fluid with anti-freeze in it or something like that?

Oh, and it was 3 degrees here when I woke up... I'm cool with it, but my dog has no idea what to do - one of them is fine, the other one just stands there in the snow shaking and refusing to take a ****.  I guess I'm going to stop off at lunch and pick up shoes for them...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 10, 2009, 11:55 AM
Yes, they sell washer fluid with antifreeze in it.  The RainX brand comes in a orange color.  Walmart and Target both stock it here in NY.  An auto parts store might sell a concentrate that you can pour directly into the resevoir that already has 'normal' washer fluid in it, though the guy at the counter will probably snicker a little.

Looks like this... (http://www.rainx.com/Products/Windshield_Washer_Fluids/De-Icer.aspx)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on December 10, 2009, 12:00 PM
Perfect, thanks - I'm assuming there won't be any harm in just topping off what I have with the anti-freeze one?    If it unfreezes today in the parking garage, I'll just empty it out I guess.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 10, 2009, 12:18 PM
Yeah, the only issue with having stuff without antifreeze in is that it will dilute the antifreeze, hampering its effectiveness.  So using it up is a pretty good strategy and then top off with the antifreeze kind.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on December 10, 2009, 02:32 PM
Thanks, luckily my plan worked... since it was in the parking garage, it was thawed out enough to empty before I put the new stuff in at lunch.


Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 10, 2009, 02:45 PM
A couple years ago I had the lines freeze and it ended up splitting one of the lines.  I had to put in a new section of hose, which was easy, except for the single digit temps and 30 mph at the time.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on December 10, 2009, 03:40 PM
That doesn't sound pleasant... any other fluids that this might happen to in the car that I need to switch out?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 10, 2009, 03:57 PM
The Canadians and Minnesotans (sp?) can confirm this, but the only other fluids that could hypothetically be a problem are your engine coolant/antifreeze and any water/condensation in your gas tank.  Check you owners manual, sometimes they might recommend increasing the proportion of coolant that is in the water/coolant mix, but I think that's only at really really cold temps (dozens below zero...). 

As for the gas tank, particularly on older cars, you can get small amounts of water in the tank.  Basically as you use the gas in the tank its replaced by air, and the moisture in the air can condense into water.  This water can then get into the fuel lines, freeze and then block or ever break the lines.  The two best ways to keep this from happening are always maintain as near a full tank as possible.  And periodically adding a bottle of drygas to your tank.  Again you should be able to find this at any big box store (Target, Walmart, etc.) as well as autoparts stores, gas stations, etc.  Comes in a little blue bottle, a little smaller than a soda bottle.  Just pop the top off and add it to the tank before you fill up.

I guess the exception to adding drygas is if the gasoline sold already has atleast 10-15% ethanol in the blend, as drygas is just alcohol, like ethanol.  So you might be able to ignore this whole post :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on December 10, 2009, 04:33 PM
That doesn't sound pleasant... any other fluids that this might happen to in the car that I need to switch out?

Not fluids, but it's always a good idea to take your car in and have the air in the tires swapped out.  The "summer" air doesn't hold up as well as putting new "winter" air in the tires.

I guess the exception to adding drygas is if the gasoline sold already has atleast 10-15% ethanol in the blend, as drygas is just alcohol, like ethanol.  So you might be able to ignore this whole post :)

Yeah, with the higher ethanol content and other additives, adding something to "dry out" the gas isn't as big a concern.  Like Keonobi said, if you keep the car gassed up (ie don't let it sit at less than half a tank for long stretches), you hopefully shouldn't have to worry about water in the tank too much.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 10, 2009, 04:43 PM
The Canadians and Minnesotans (sp?) can confirm this, but the only other fluids that could hypothetically be a problem are your engine coolant/antifreeze and any water/condensation in your gas tank.  Check you owners manual, sometimes they might recommend increasing the proportion of coolant that is in the water/coolant mix, but I think that's only at really really cold temps (dozens below zero...).  

You can buy a tool ($5 to $10) that'll measure to which temperature your current antifreeze mixture will protect your radiator, or most oil change shops will check it free of charge.  Chicago weather will definitely get cold enough to make this something worth checking.  If your current mixture isn't "cold" enough, you can easily drain some from the bottom of your radiator and add more antifreeze to bump up that ratio.

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As for the gas tank, particularly on older cars, you can get small amounts of water in the tank.  Basically as you use the gas in the tank its replaced by air, and the moisture in the air can condense into water.  This water can then get into the fuel lines, freeze and then block or ever break the lines.  The two best ways to keep this from happening are always maintain as near a full tank as possible.  And periodically adding a bottle of drygas to your tank.  Again you should be able to find this at any big box store (Target, Walmart, etc.) as well as autoparts stores, gas stations, etc.  Comes in a little blue bottle, a little smaller than a soda bottle.  Just pop the top off and add it to the tank before you fill up.

I guess the exception to adding drygas is if the gasoline sold already has atleast 10-15% ethanol in the blend, as drygas is just alcohol, like ethanol.  So you might be able to ignore this whole post :)

Unless the weather hits -40, personally I usually don't worry too much about adding gasline antifreeze.  However, like Keonobi said, ensuring your gas tank doesn't get too empty is a pretty smart idea.  Ideally, I try to avoid the tank getting lower than 1/2 during the cold spells.

edit - I guess Jeff and I agree.  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 10, 2009, 05:00 PM
Like I said:

The Canadians and Minnesotans (sp?) can confirm

Thanks experts!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on December 10, 2009, 08:44 PM
I never let mine get less than quarter full and never had problems. I guess that's just me being lazy though. Don't want to get out of the car and freeze getting gas.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on December 10, 2009, 09:57 PM
It's funny...  The last day+ we dealt with massive wind gusts ahead of the cold front.  Not cold out yesterday, just windy as hell.  Power's going out all over the area, an old brick building up north and west of me in another county blew over and the roof blew off.  Trees on cars, and so on.

Then the cold came...  It was coming around last night while I was out, and I had to pick up my car on the hill where it was getting new tires, and I really felt it up there getting cold fast.  Very strange feeling really.  The day before we were having thunderstorms and those wind gusts, then wind gusts and frigid cold...  Then last night I forget when it was I went up top of the garage to get some decorations down and I'm getting hit with big ice pellets and rain.

Then today...  freezing my balls off.  temps at 0 or the negatives with the windchill.  I think they said 17 or something for the low?  I don't recall exactly, but it was to be in the teens and a lot lower with windchills as the wind is still going ape**** though the advisory's are done.

So anyway I went out tonight for a bit...  So we've had wet weather that's saturated the ground and running onto the roads places, and those spots are frozen solid like little rivers that just turned to ice around the roads.  Pretty crazy.  No big snows, just dustings so far today.  Lots of folks worried about their pipes freezing tonight though I think.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on December 10, 2009, 10:20 PM
Then today...  freezing my balls off.  temps at 0 or the negatives with the windchill.  I think they said 17 or something for the low?  I don't recall exactly, but it was to be in the teens and a lot lower with windchills as the wind is still going ape**** though the advisory's are done.


This morning it was 3 degrees here... -17 windchill.  I'm new to this.  It was alright, but my poor dogs couldn't handle it.  One of them flat out refused to do his thing outside.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on December 10, 2009, 10:39 PM
Sounds like you need to get them a Potty Patch (https://www.pottypatch.com/ver12/index.asp).
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on December 10, 2009, 11:06 PM
Not fluids, but it's always a good idea to take your car in and have the air in the tires swapped out.  The "summer" air doesn't hold up as well as putting new "winter" air in the tires.

I've never heard about this and have never had a problem, but doesn't help that my low tire pressure light is going off like crazy since we got hit with this crazy Canadian cold crap all the sudden.  Dale & Brent - all your fault!   >:(   ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on December 10, 2009, 11:38 PM
Then today...  freezing my balls off.  temps at 0 or the negatives with the windchill.  I think they said 17 or something for the low?  I don't recall exactly, but it was to be in the teens and a lot lower with windchills as the wind is still going ape**** though the advisory's are done.


This morning it was 3 degrees here... -17 windchill.  I'm new to this.  It was alright, but my poor dogs couldn't handle it.  One of them flat out refused to do his thing outside.

Hah, it's fun huh?  :)  It'll probably improve some, then get bad again, and improve again, and so on.  Today's probably been our worst day thus far this year.  We're getting now what you had a day or so ago.  Fortunately it was slightly bumped up by the warm front here  but our wind problem's really wreaking havoc because of the two fronts then colliding.  Things are going to hell here.

Also Rob, on the windshield washer fluid...  I don't THINK it's anti-freeze mixed in the fluid per se, but rather something else less toxic that keeps it from freezing up.  Anti-freeze is poisonous, and dogs WILL drink it, so you should keep that in mind, but I don't think winter washer fluid has actual anti-freeze in it but rather something that just keeps it from freezing.  Just some clarification and things is all because actual anti-freeze/coolant for your engine is pretty nasty stuff. 

I keep a jug or two of washer fluid on me all the time in the rear seat because it's something I tend to go through a lot.  I get it out and will often dump a little on the window if I'm in a hurry, to wash it quicker.  If time's not of the essence then just bust out the scraper and chill while the heater kicks in and heats you up.

In theory your oil can impact your performance in the winter...  that's why there's different weights (10W-30, 40, etc.) and some work better when it's hot, others when it's cold.  All has to do with the viscosity and crap.  I dont' know anyone who swaps out oils depending on the time of year though, honestly.

You're getting lots of good advice from the veterans.  Probably most people don't do half this stuff though. :P
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 13, 2009, 12:28 AM
Fricken' -30°C & going down to -37°C with an afternoon high of -29°C. Holy lick!

1st person to do this in this weather gets $20.  :P  ;D

(http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200712/20071224ho_christmasstory_500.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on December 13, 2009, 10:37 AM
I triple dog dare you!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on December 14, 2009, 01:42 AM
Pittsburgh, for the first time since the 1993 Blizzard, shut down the Parkways around the city this weekend... 

Once again we got wet weather then frigid cold at different points of the evening that caused major icing on the roadways.  The footage was insane.  Cars spinning out of control everywhere left and right.  Accidents on film routinely throughout the morning till the temps warmed up again.

I'd rather have 3 feet of snow than this stuff we're in right now.  We're getting warm crap from the South colliding with the cold stuff you guys out west sent our way, and it's playing havoc locally.  Fortunately I have very little traveling this week outside of my local area incase any of this keeps up.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 14, 2009, 08:34 AM
Edmonton was the coldest place in North America yesterday morning and the second chilliest in the world. Only Siberia was colder... Cha! (http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/edmonton/2009/12/13/12141366.html)

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The Edmonton International Airport saw a record low of -46.1 C and -58.4 C with the windchill, outfreezing even the Arctic.

Can't wait till the end of he week, plus side temps. Why do I live here... ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: name on December 14, 2009, 09:28 AM
wait...do you live in canada or PA?  I'm confused.

Dammit, nevermind.  I noticed what I did as soon as I posted.  Stoopid similar avatars. 

Um....the weather here is foggy.  Foggy with a chance of fog.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Keonobi on December 14, 2009, 02:15 PM
So we got almost a foot of snow last week and then it alternated between raining and sleeting all day yesterday, which along with temps just above/below freezing was perfect for resurfacing the roads ice skating rinks.  I kind of don't get why the county waited until after 5 am to start salting/sanding the roads.  Sure, i get that most people aren't out that early driving, but isn't the point of salting/sanding at that hour to get ahead of the traffic that way when people start driving the friction with the sand generates heat, melting the ice....  Didn't slide around too much, just annoying to drive so soo sooooo slow when all the local municipality could have done a better job.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on December 14, 2009, 04:03 PM
His shoots lasers.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 14, 2009, 08:11 PM
Edmonton was the coldest place in North America yesterday morning and the second chilliest in the world. Only Siberia was colder... Cha! (http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/edmonton/2009/12/13/12141366.html)

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The Edmonton International Airport saw a record low of -46.1 C and -58.4 C with the windchill, outfreezing even the Arctic.

Can't wait till the end of he week, plus side temps. Why do I live here... ::)

Thanks for reminding me why I no longer do.  :-*
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on December 14, 2009, 10:54 PM
I bought a beefy shovel today with a nice metal tip.  Love this thing for doing clean up that the snowblower can't hit.   :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 25, 2010, 11:51 AM
For the first time in what seems like forever, we're in a full fledged blizzard here.  We always get cold, or snow, or blowing winds, but never that just perfect combination of all three that makes the weather guys admit that it's nasty outside. 

We had a couple of days of snow with pretty warm temps, but then last night the temperature dropped and the winds came up and now more snow.  The highway conditions map is all orange - travel not advised with a number of highway closures.  Windchill is down around -40 due to gusts up to nearly 40 mph and we're expecting about 4 more inches of snow.  It's pretty wild. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on January 25, 2010, 12:53 PM
We've been the opposite... it was high 40's this week.  It's my first Chicago winter, but I was surprised by that.  It rained a few times...

Snow this afternoon though.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 25, 2010, 01:00 PM
I'm the wrong guy to inform you about the winters in Chicago, but my impression of cities on the Great Lakes is that they can get just about anything during the winter - from the mild rainy to nasty freezing cold and everything in between.  I think Chicago is viewed as colder because it sits on the south side of the lake (yes?) and gets the north winds blowing off the lake - cold, wet air often with snow.  Us, we're just bald, flat prairie and cccccccccold. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on January 25, 2010, 09:03 PM
Basically Chicago's not a lot different than Pittsburgh is Rob.  What you get we usually get a day or two later.  The 40's aren't unheard of for sure, but that stretch we just went through (and I assume you did too) with 40's and a day or two even near 50, are way above average...  But they do happen usally once or twice a winter.

Lake-effect snows are the worst.  We get them too even though Erie's 2 hours away.  It obviously gets worse the further north you go towards the Lake though, so I always try telling myself that. :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on January 25, 2010, 09:26 PM
Lake-effect snows are the worst.  We get them too even though Erie's 2 hours away.  It obviously gets worse the further north you go towards the Lake though, so I always try telling myself that. :)

We've only gotten lake-effect snow once so far this year.  It was about 3 weeks ago when we got around 8 inches.  Personally, I love it.  I went sledding for the first time... and I'm waiting to go again. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on January 25, 2010, 09:35 PM
You may actually not get a lot of lake-effect since you're on the west side of the lake...  I don't know really about that.  The winds here usually come from the North and so it pushes that down to meet what would otherwise be probably rain coming from your way...  I'm sure you'll have more snow before the winter's done. :)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on January 25, 2010, 10:24 PM
Yeah, that's my understanding, that we're on the wrong side of the lake for it.  The one time that it happened, the storm sort of came in from the NW and then swirled around for some reason pushing back towards the city.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on January 25, 2010, 10:56 PM
Yeah, that's my understanding, that we're on the wrong side of the lake for it.  The one time that it happened, the storm sort of came in from the NW and then swirled around for some reason pushing back towards the city.

Yup, that's kind of what happens here...  Wind from the North meets the precip from the west and pushes it down (when we actually get LE snows).  Otherwise it usually ends around where I-80 cuts through the state, which is sort of the Northern border of our area, and generally anything above I-80 gets slammed during any snow, while Pittsburgh can either get a little, a lot, or a ton depending on how things work out. 

Though we did get one weird one this year which swirled stuff from the south up, and actually our southern areas got more snow than the northern areas.  Not common, but that happens too at times.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 2, 2010, 09:12 AM
It's Groundhog Day, 6 more weeks of winter... blah!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on February 2, 2010, 09:38 AM
I heard the other day that PETA wants a mechanical gopher going forward instead of degrading poor Punxsutawney year after year.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Mikey D on February 2, 2010, 11:02 AM
Perfect skiing weather here in New England.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Rob on February 2, 2010, 11:33 AM
A few inches of snow today... love it.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on February 2, 2010, 12:54 PM
Is this better kids?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on February 7, 2010, 07:24 PM
A few inches of snow today... love it.

Two feet and we're supposedly on the short end of what hit here.  :)  Not lovin' it right now.  I've gotten my car stuck just in Diane's driveway probably 5 times.  The Jeep onces...  Yes, even a jeep.

The biggest pain was digging out her driveway which is too long.  We're looking at maybe getting a snowblower or a plow for the Jeep.  It took a while for the roadcrew to come do her tiny little sideroad and so we were stuck in till about 4pm yesterday.  That blew, but fortunately we had nothing to do and the power didn't go out so we were good.  Shoveled from 10 till 2 yesterday anyway, just to make the driveway passable before the crews came and got the road open. 

The shittiest thing is her Explorer needs new tires.  A neighbor plowed out my family's home and the garages, so they're good.  I'll have to shovel my own parking spot when I get back home later. 

Better now than next Thursday/Friday/Saturday though, that's for sure.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Nicklab on February 7, 2010, 08:53 PM
All this snow in the northeast, but none for Vancouver.  It's gonna be a rough winter olympics without any snow!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 7, 2010, 09:36 PM
All this snow in the northeast, but none for Vancouver.  It's gonna be a rough winter olympics without any snow!

Only need the snow for the various skiing/snowboarding venues.  Everything up at Whistler, which is two hours drive from Vancouver, should be fine.  As for the events (mostly freesytle related) being held at Cypress Mountain, the organizers should have known better.  The snow has been iffy there for as long as I've had family out there (30+ years).  The good news is many of the events don't actually require that much snow, like aerials or the snowboard tubes. 

Vancouver's never been cold, so winter thaws are hardly unusual. 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Nicklab on February 7, 2010, 09:55 PM
They've been trucking snow into Whistler.  The situation there is BAD.  They can't even make snow there because there's not enough of a snow base on which they can put man-made snow.  They've had to line the mountain with hay.  Then on top of that they're trying to build a base of 3 - 4 feet worth of snow.  THEN they can actually make some powder to put on top of that.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 7, 2010, 10:19 PM
Really? (http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/weather/snowreport/index.htm)  Are you certain the reports you're reading aren't confusing the two, Whistler and Cypress?  They are quite geographically separated.  

From that report the base is 104" or a little over 8 feet at Whistler.  Maybe THEN is NOW? ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Nicklab on February 8, 2010, 01:58 AM
I've been speaking to people on site.  They didn't specify between Whistler and Cypress.  But the problem does appear to be at Cypress, where the snowboarding and freestyle events are set to be held.  Training time for the athletes has been cut back by two days because of the lack of snow on site at that location.  LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-oly-sbd-snow-woes,0,3831489.story).
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on February 8, 2010, 02:39 AM
And after getting home I caught the news repeat and we're in for 6 to 8 more inches between Tuesday and Wednesday I guess.  ::)  I spent the last 2 hours getting my home parking space clear now too, and the walks and mailbox.  6 to 8 inches I can deal with, but on top of the 2 feet we already have is a bit much to handle with a couple shovels on my own here.  At least at my gf's I made the kids help. :P

Roads are still tricky here for my car.  Diane's Jeep tore through it though.  The Explorer needs new tires but it was going great too.  My car I just have to be careful not to get sucked off the road, and to get momentum up to get out of driveways I'm in.  I got new tires in later Fall time and I really don't like them.  I thought they'd be good, but I'm unimpressed totally with them, so that sucks.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 8, 2010, 05:21 AM
This is too good for the stupid **** thread.  ;D

Meteorologist freakout. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpxiCxO5k0g)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: IncomT65 on February 8, 2010, 07:16 AM
We just had the first snow free weekend since half December  :( But now it's freezing again, night and day. And finally we've had an official White Christmas here in Holland since 1981 and all we Dutch do is bitch and moan about the ice, the snow, the cold, the traffic jams, where the hell spring is, etc. etc. Not me, though, if it's winter it has to be a Hoth one all the way  ;D

How's the situation over there in the Eastern States?! Hope you guys are doing ok!
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on February 8, 2010, 01:26 PM
I've been speaking to people on site.  They didn't specify between Whistler and Cypress.  But the problem does appear to be at Cypress, where the snowboarding and freestyle events are set to be held.  Training time for the athletes has been cut back by two days because of the lack of snow on site at that location.  LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-oly-sbd-snow-woes,0,3831489.story).

I'm thrilled you're in contact with folks on site.  By any chance is one of them a geographically challenged former Miss America contestant?  As I said in my original response to you, Whistler is fine and Cypress, as your link confirms, does need snow.  That hay you refer to is actually being used as a base to build up the sides of the pipe for snowboarding and the ramps for the jumps; they'll then put snow on top of that.   Oddly your reports are starting to sound more and more like my original response to you.  Funny that. ::)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 8, 2010, 03:13 PM
Winter made fun... Bad morning  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoYN5-8BE2I)
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Post by: Jesse James on February 8, 2010, 07:15 PM
My gf didn't own a scraper for her truck...  That reminded me of that.  She also didn't own a snow shovel (hers broke, never bought a new one) so we used old coal shovels all weekend.  What a cluster-f.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: King_Maul on February 12, 2010, 01:20 PM
This is too good for the stupid **** thread.  ;D

Meteorologist freakout. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpxiCxO5k0g)
Winter made fun... Bad morning  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoYN5-8BE2I)
I got a good laugh out of both of these.  The meterologist was hilarious.....shovel drift shovel.....oh, boy...
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 6, 2010, 03:00 PM
Been very nice up here that past few weeks, temps have been above normal. Feb was the warmest in along time & this month, it's not slowing down. Right now it's 8°C, same the past few days & should be staying on the plus side for awhile. The snow is melting pretty fast!  8)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: iFett on March 6, 2010, 03:46 PM
Ya - I'm really liking the snow melt off - never really noticed it going this fast in recent years, but I'm ready looking forward to seeing anything but white everywhere.
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Post by: JediJman on March 6, 2010, 04:07 PM
Yeah, I like the snow melt.  Just wish it hadn't decided to melt into an ice dam and seep into the walls.  We have the whole Family Room blocked off with a plastic sheet.  Pro Serve has a giant humidifier and two massive fans drying out the room.  Nice to get it cleaned up, but I'm out $900 and the constant fan buzz is annoying as all get out.
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Post by: DSJ™ on March 6, 2010, 04:23 PM
Ick! Ice dams are very nasty, we had them when we livred in a townhouse years ago. Everyone told the manager of the complex to get the snow removed from the roofs or trouble was to be had. By the time the roofs were cleaned, water leaked into the living rooms, bed rooms basements. When we moved, the living room had a lot of roof & wall damage the the manager had to replace as he was warned. A year after our move, the basements in the 6 plex we lived in flooded in the spring... ROTFLMAO at the manager again!  >:D

Still a pain in the ass, hope it work out well for ya Justin.
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Post by: JediJman on March 6, 2010, 09:39 PM
Thanks man.  It wasn't as bad as feared - just mainly damaged the wood around the sliding glass door.  We might get a new door out of it, which would be nice, since we already hit our deductible.  Insurance will also repaint the entire room, which is pretty sweet.  At least the damage wasn't worse.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 17, 2010, 11:01 AM
Holy lick! It's -5°C at our place & it's freezing rain plus thunder boomers & tomorrow...-1°C & flurries... wtf? 
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2010, 03:58 AM
We've been mellowing in the 60's here for a while.  It's been great.  50's Sunday though I think, into Tuesday, but then I think it's going back up to 60's.  I had my top down yesterday even, briefly.

Motorcycles are everywhere...  flowers blooming and stuff.  Very weird for March.
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Post by: Chris M on March 21, 2010, 05:34 PM
I love Texas!!  I was playing ball in short sleeves on Friday night, and watching snow come down yesterday, watching it slowly melt today and it'll be back near 70 tomorrow.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on April 5, 2010, 01:50 AM
San Diego. Easter sunday, beautiful day in the 70's playing with the kids on the lake shore when along comes a 7.2 earthquake. maybe it was the soft moist soil but that was the worst quake I've felt in a long time. still love So Cal.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on April 5, 2010, 02:29 AM
It was in the 80's Friday and Saturday here...  Absurd for April.  Absurd for May here, or even June sometimes.

Down to the 50's Friday I hear, but nice days for the most part till then.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 8, 2010, 11:30 PM
Was around plus 10 today & overcast, around supper time the temp dropped & hello! The wind came in & hard blowing crap all around the place. For the past 3 hrs, you can hear the wind & the house creek with the pounding. The wind is 59km/h & gusts up to 80km/h getting very white outside.  >:(

Snow will be gone tomorrow, 5°C. Spring storms.  ::)
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Post by: DSJ™ on May 4, 2010, 11:54 AM
The weather here sucks today!   >:(

My back yard!

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/Poop1.jpg)
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Post by: Morgbug on May 4, 2010, 05:05 PM
Well....the butterflies look nice.
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Post by: solrac on June 15, 2010, 01:05 AM
Just had a 5.7 quake at 9:26 pm.
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Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 24, 2010, 07:07 PM
Lately the weather here has sucked.  This has been the rainiest June in....  forever!  Seriously, just heard on the news today that since the year 18whateva when people started recording weather history, this has been the rainiest June ever in NW Indiana.

Since last Friday we have had 3 big storms go through the area - 2 of them producing wind gusts of over 80 mph - one storm produced a Tornado which thankfully didn't touchdown until after the storm had passed me a couple towns over.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on September 17, 2010, 09:41 AM
This is the temp at my place right now... holy kak! Good bye summer... early fall & winter...  >:(

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/PhotoShop/HolyLick.jpg)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jeff on December 11, 2010, 10:30 PM
Local news put it at 20", but based on my driveway I'm going to call it 24" of snow at my house since midnight.

That's over an inch an hour and it's still blowing/snowing outside...  :-\
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: P-Siddy on December 12, 2010, 03:35 PM
Yeah, it kind of sucks when by the time I finished snowblowing my drive there was already a half-inch layer on it. Welcome to Hoth.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 12, 2010, 11:29 PM
We had between 4" and 6" last night, and it was the heavy sticky stuff.  Great for making snowmen with the kids, but a bitch to shovel off the driveway.  ;)
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Jesse James on December 13, 2010, 12:04 AM
Hope the MN guys are all staying safe...

We were supposed to get a lot today and into Tuesday, but it's just now starting to snow here locally.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: solrac on December 13, 2010, 12:23 AM
About 80' here in San Diego. Gotta love the holidays.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 8, 2011, 04:02 AM
I hate winter... the end... kak!
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Post by: CloneF13Y35 on January 8, 2011, 07:25 PM
cold (35 degrees) and windy here in North Carolina today, Had a brief snow flurry for about an hour then sun came out. Though we are suppossed to get a snow storm Sun night. We had a white christmas though in NC for the first time in a long time, about 5" to 9" across the state.
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Post by: Hemish on January 10, 2011, 03:57 AM
Puring rain here, supposed to be summer and its been dreadfull, flooding all over the state
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Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 10, 2011, 09:31 AM
On 1/8/11 where I live South Bend, Indiana - we hit a new single day snowfall record due to lake effect snow.  In 24 hours we got 25 inches.  Total cumulative snowfall for the weekend = 38.6 inches.
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2011, 12:58 PM
Puring rain here, supposed to be summer and its been dreadfull, flooding all over the state

Are you in Queensland Hemish?  Need to build something measured in cubits?
Title: Re: How's the weather?
Post by: Hemish on January 10, 2011, 10:09 PM
Yeah

Lots of mates posting on facebook about ark building
But I tell ya after seeing the water flow through some of these towns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7HLvwPmles
Thats through the main street of a town, no one saw it coming and unfortunately its started claiming lives
Our main dam is at 170% capacity with predictions it will hit 200% tonight
It was built after the 1974 floods to help protect the area, thank god it was built other wise this would have been a million times worse
Its currently got all 5 gates open because it has too and the problem there is its going into the main river and thats going to cause more problems downstream.
I cant get to work at the moment and I aint worried about that but there are some heartbreaking images coming out
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Post by: Morgbug on January 12, 2011, 11:01 AM
Holy crap  :o  Hope all the folks around you are ok.  I've been poking around looking at news and watching video and stuff and that's just plain scary stuff. 

(http://blogs.news.com.au/images/uploads/floottd_thumb.jpg)

Picture is of Ipswich, just outside Brisbane I think (Hemish will most assuredly correct my geographical error if so).  Saw some video of Toowoomba as well.   :'(
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Post by: JesseVader08 on January 13, 2011, 12:00 AM
That would be so heartbreaking to lose everything like that.
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Post by: DSJ™ on January 13, 2011, 02:57 AM
Been watching the vids on UTube (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Australia+floods&aq=f). Words cannot describe this disaster, my heart goes out to all.

This story hit's hard too... Boy told rescuers 'save my brother' before he was swept away (http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/told+rescuers+save+brother+before+swept+away/4101093/story.html)

(http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/interactive/2011/01/world/map.queensland.australia/media/stacks.jpg)
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Post by: Jesse James on January 13, 2011, 03:37 AM
Hope Hemish and all our Aussie friends are staying safe throughout this.  Take care man.
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Post by: Hemish on January 13, 2011, 06:19 AM
Me and my family are ok, my sister in law lives out near Gatton one of the suburbs that were hit pretty hard, thankfully they are ok they were just locked in.
Amazing to see roads I would go to work in completely under water.
I think we are up to 15 dead and 60 odd missing with a bunch that they are very worried about, one of the towns that got hammered first after Toowoomba there are about 30 odd cars smashed up at a bridge, emergency personal havent been able to get to the site yet and they are worried they will essentially be coming up on a mass grave.
I will say this, the state governments response has been fantastic, the state premier has been on all media networks and she is hurting too you can see it in her face but she is fighting on and keeping everyone updated with what is happening not what is going to happen.
Its going to take a long time to clean up and rebuild, hopefully there wont be many more people lost.

Dale that story was heartbreaking