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Title: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Jan 2013, 04:05
FUCKIN' SNOW AND SHIT DUDES FUCK
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 18 Jan 2013, 04:10
Indeed. I have snow and targets family outside, but I have an assignment to finish and a time-wasting forum inside. I can't cut my 'net connection because that's where I get the questions from. You can see my dilemma.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 18 Jan 2013, 04:17
Yes, it's snowing (I'm near Gareth). 

Very pretty right now; there will be chaos on the roads for the rest of the day (like: Oh God I've never seen snow before what do I do fall over drive at 2mph spin wheels to make everything worse crash).  There will be some mess left over tomorrow and by Monday we will have forgotten about it.

About half my office either didn't come in or left before lunch (some not because they wanted to but because their children's schools had closed), and I spent much of the morning helping them get their VPN connections working.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: VonKleist on 18 Jan 2013, 04:18
Feel you, Pilchard.
I just returned from the library because the internet wasn't working..

Stupid snow. Its basically rain that hangs around for days.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 18 Jan 2013, 04:32
It was over 40C here today...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 18 Jan 2013, 05:32
I would far, far rather have snow and I hate snow.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 18 Jan 2013, 05:59
It's forecast to be 60F (16C) here today.  :-P
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 18 Jan 2013, 06:10
That's just boring!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 18 Jan 2013, 06:22
Today's high is 36F and men are here replacing four of my windows.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: VonKleist on 18 Jan 2013, 06:25
Hmm, says its about -1C, windchill -7C
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 18 Jan 2013, 06:27
That's just boring!
Hey, it's better than the psychotic weather Oklahoma normally gets. Though the sunny weather isn't helping with the drought.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 18 Jan 2013, 06:32
It was over 40C here today...

(pelts the Aussie with several snowballs)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Game and Watch Forever on 18 Jan 2013, 06:39
As a Floridian that never has seen snowfall... I have to admit I'm slightly jealous...

But based on the complaints, I think I'd tire of the stuff kinda quickly.  :meh:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 18 Jan 2013, 07:20
It's cold, it's wet, and only fun until it wicks up your trousers and make you look and feel like you've wet yourself.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Spriteling on 18 Jan 2013, 07:31
No snow up in Scotland; it's just bloody cold.  The winter of two years ago, though, that was epic. :D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Welu on 18 Jan 2013, 07:39
It's just starting to snow here. Not very heavy though and it's been raining a lot so the snow isn't settling. My brother in Belfast says it's a bit heavier and we're texting each other about the snow with #pointlesshashtags.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Jan 2013, 10:35
It's been snowing non-stop all day round here and it's settling everywhere. There's maybe 3 inches of snow everywhere.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: de_la_Nae on 18 Jan 2013, 11:04
American Midwest just got done with the last of the snow we had from just after Christmas.

It got replaced by rain that flooded some places.

Last few days have been pretty clear though! If cold. Bloody winter.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 18 Jan 2013, 11:25
Clear and cold today, but yesterday we had 3 inches of wet snow that came down - think slush, falling from the sky (it even comes down in large chunks as the snowflakes stick to each other)

Heavier than shit to shovel. 


My back hurts. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 18 Jan 2013, 11:29
No snow here for at least another week or two :(
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 19 Jan 2013, 01:51
Just got an email saying that a careers fair for another subject has been cancelled due to the weather.

We have, at a rough estimate, about 2cm of snow.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Patrick on 19 Jan 2013, 02:28
It was over 40C here today...

i will trade you for 0 to 4C
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 19 Jan 2013, 11:30
It's melting...melting!

Up to about 10C today (53F), and everything's a sodden river of melt. 

Supposed to snow again on Monday with the next front. 


I saw a house getting a new roof put on.  They have half of the old one torn off.  Hope they make it in time! 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Jan 2013, 13:16
So few people on the roads today that my journey to and around London and back was the easiest and fastest I've ever done.  All the roads were clear of snow except the first two hundred yards from my house which is icy packed snow on a hill...  Sometimes I approve of people panicking.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: VonKleist on 21 Jan 2013, 02:37
Heavier than shit to shovel. 


My back hurts.

 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 21 Jan 2013, 09:46
Speaking of snow, one of our very own forumites was in the news recently...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Patrick on 21 Jan 2013, 11:20
I like where this is going
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 21 Jan 2013, 11:38
Who is it and what did they get arrested for?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: de_la_Nae on 21 Jan 2013, 12:15
It was me, in the Conservatory, with the Revolver.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 Jan 2013, 12:49
It was over 40C here today...

I read about Sydney reaching 44.8, with one suburb being even higher.

I feel concern for people there who bicycle to work.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Blue Kitty on 21 Jan 2013, 17:19
Got snow this morning and already it's starting to melt. In other news, you can't see my tears
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 21 Jan 2013, 19:03
I feel concern for people there who bicycle to work.
Riding to work isn't too bad, because the heat of the day has not built up. Riding home in the late afternoon again avoids peak temperatures, but is still hot. The key to hot-weather riding is hydration; I carry a minimum of 750ml of water on my handlebars, adding more water and hydration salts as required by the ride-distance and temperature.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 21 Jan 2013, 19:12
Got snow here along I-95...lucky me, I had a 75-mile drive along the coast during the heaviest snowfall. In a van with absolutely NO traction.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Jan 2013, 07:00
Meanwhile I think I may have pulled a rib muscle because I was breathing hard just trying to get from my car, from the garage, and into my apartment building.

Not because it was raining or snowing or anything. But because it was 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. FAHRENHEIT.

That's 26 BELOW ZERO in Celsius, which is about a 71 degree temperature difference from that Sydney suburb IICIH talked about.

Think about that for a moment. 100 degrees Celsius is the boiling point of water.

That temperature difference is over 70% of the difference between ice cubes and steam.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 22 Jan 2013, 07:21
It's also about 1/6 less thermal energy than normal room temperature (referenced to Kelvin temp)...which means any air would lose 1/6 of its volume. Yeah, I think you're lucky to get by with a pulled muscle.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Jan 2013, 08:09
You don't think I'm a bit scared it could be something more? Only problem is, I'd have to go back out in the cold to have a doc check up on it...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Jan 2013, 08:36
I was in -27C in Norway a few years ago and it is SO. COLD. It was horrific. Jens and I went from shop to shop to make our way up the street because we couldn't bear to be outside for long enough to walk past any doorways. It is colder than a chest freezer.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 22 Jan 2013, 09:14
The worst I've had to go through while I've been here was a couple years ago when I had to walk to the lab in a blizzard... it was -5F (-20C), and the wind was strong. I ended up having to duck into the freshman dorm building and warm up halfway through.

On the other hand, it's supposed to be 66F (19C) here tomorrow.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: valley_parade on 22 Jan 2013, 09:31
The wind chill here tonight is supposed to hit -32C.

Could you imagine? Here is like a...a North Pole!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Ilya_Bryzgalov_2011-12-29.JPG/250px-Ilya_Bryzgalov_2011-12-29.JPG)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 22 Jan 2013, 20:16
Here is the local weather status as of about 11PM, in my hometown:

(http://s13.postimage.org/db3uiia07/suckweather.jpg)

And tomorrow it's gonna be colder.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: de_la_Nae on 22 Jan 2013, 20:20
According to the U.S. National Weather Service, my little city's supposed to get progressively snowier *and* warmer as the week goes on.

I don't...I'm getting mixed signals here.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Jan 2013, 20:24
UPDATE: The snow is mostly still here, thanks to the record low temperature that is below 0F at times.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 22 Jan 2013, 20:49
According to the U.S. National Weather Service, my little city's supposed to get progressively snowier *and* warmer as the week goes on.

I don't...I'm getting mixed signals here.

I guess "warmer is a relative term...I mean, if it's totally fuckin' cold, then it warms up so that dry ice becomes gaseous CO2 again, then I guess it's technically warmer. Still...not conducive to life. >.<
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: de_la_Nae on 22 Jan 2013, 20:52
Mother Nature's being a little silly is all. Been sunny and coooold lately (for me at least, I sort of hate the cold), and now the temperature's going to double in time for me to make a snow fort maybe. D'oh. >_<
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Jan 2013, 21:44
Pffft.

My hometown current temperature?

-16.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 22 Jan 2013, 21:53
Where do you live, on Neptune? Jesus man, do you even have any running water?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Jan 2013, 22:02
I live in the great North Woods of Wisconsin, kid.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 22 Jan 2013, 22:10
I'll take that as a "no". My father's from Wisconsin...yeah, it's brutal.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 23 Jan 2013, 06:16
Urrrrgh, you got me beat, jwhouk. I was bitching this morning about our whopping 8 degrees. But- it's supposed to get back up to the 30s on Sunday! Nice and warm  :roll:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 23 Jan 2013, 06:35
The sun is shining now. And it's 2 degrees colder than last night.

And I have to go to work, which involves a lot of moving things around outside.

Fuck.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 23 Jan 2013, 07:03
It's 20 degrees right now, it was 9 this morning. I don't know how people function in cold like this. I don't even want to leave my little office with the baseboard heaters because the hallway is cold.

We've had 40 cold calls so far this month at work. We had 25 in all of December.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 23 Jan 2013, 08:22
We are hovering right around zero F. It is snowing a bit because of the rise in temps.

Don't get me wrong - it's still freakin' cold out there.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Asterus on 23 Jan 2013, 14:50
It's also about 1/6 less thermal energy than normal room temperature (referenced to Kelvin temp)...which means any air would lose 1/6 of its volume. Yeah, I think you're lucky to get by with a pulled muscle.
Speaking of that: My car has one of those dashboard readouts that lets you cycle through various pieces of info about the car's status. It also doesn't let me tell it that I can't really do anything about the air compression due to the weather. I just need to wait until temperatures rise over sub-zero before it'll stop warning me about the tires.

Also? F*** OU's parking. There's really nothing that could be done about it, but still...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 23 Jan 2013, 15:09
It's also about 1/6 less thermal energy than normal room temperature (referenced to Kelvin temp)...which means any air would lose 1/6 of its volume. Yeah, I think you're lucky to get by with a pulled muscle.
Speaking of that: My car has one of those dashboard readouts that lets you cycle through various pieces of info about the car's status. It also doesn't let me tell it that I can't really do anything about the air compression due to the weather. I just need to wait until temperatures rise over sub-zero before it'll stop warning me about the tires.

Also? F*** OU's parking. There's really nothing that could be done about it, but still...
OU? Is that the same OU I'm at where it's currently 70 degrees?

Yes, I know the Aussies have me beat, but I still like taunting the people dealing with cold weather right now.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Asterus on 23 Jan 2013, 15:18
where it's currently 70 degrees?
... No.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 23 Jan 2013, 16:32
where it's currently 70 degrees?
... No.
So it's not Oklahoma... Ohio or Oregon, then?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Asterus on 23 Jan 2013, 16:33
Fuck, Ohio's better off? Geez.
I'm in Michigan. Weather.com claims it only feels like 6 degrees out there, but I call bullshit.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: blanktom on 24 Jan 2013, 04:17
Speaking of snow, one of our very own forumites was in the news recently...

Ah, I've only just seen this, and I've posted it in another thread somewhere...but ahw shucks. It's only local news.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/photo_gallery_snow_brings_out_people_s_human_kindness_now_tell_us_your_examples_1_1793634 (http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/photo_gallery_snow_brings_out_people_s_human_kindness_now_tell_us_your_examples_1_1793634)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Asterus on 24 Jan 2013, 04:27
Speaking of snow, one of our very own forumites was in the news recently...

Ah, I've only just seen this, and I've posted it in another thread somewhere...but ahw shucks. It's only local news.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/photo_gallery_snow_brings_out_people_s_human_kindness_now_tell_us_your_examples_1_1793634 (http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/photo_gallery_snow_brings_out_people_s_human_kindness_now_tell_us_your_examples_1_1793634)
FYP. I think you got an extra side of Copypasta with your order.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 24 Jan 2013, 06:52
That's so cool! Local news or not, it's nice to see good deeds being recognized :-)


I think you got an extra side of Copypasta with your order.

Also, this is absolutely hilarious to me.  :-P
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Patrick on 24 Jan 2013, 16:45
I feel concern for people there who bicycle to work.
Riding to work isn't too bad, because the heat of the day has not built up. Riding home in the late afternoon again avoids peak temperatures, but is still hot. The key to hot-weather riding is hydration; I carry a minimum of 750ml of water on my handlebars, adding more water and hydration salts as required by the ride-distance and temperature.

Man, I biked to my bar job all summer despite it getting hotter than 45C. I'm a skinny little bugger, so that helped, but yeah, drinking water is key.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 24 Jan 2013, 18:40
45C is ridiculous. They should just cancel everything in that kind of heat.

Unless you work at a water park, in which case you better be working overtime.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 07 Feb 2013, 09:46
Double post because:


OH MY GOD THE SNOW IS COMING IT IS THE SNOW OF ONE THOUSAND HELLS FROZEN OVER WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE RAAGHGAHGAUUAGHAGSHGSHAGHGNARF.

Seriously though...it's the big one.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 07 Feb 2013, 10:41
Again? 

In the bleak midwinter,
frosty wind made moan;
ground was hard as iron,
water like a stone.
Snow was falling, snow on snow -
snow on snow,
in the bleak midwinter,
not so long ago!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 07 Feb 2013, 10:47
The snow is threatening to cancel my first wedding dress fitting.


I have 6 people coming to it all from different directions.


And the seamstress is going to be out for surgery in a few weeks.


This is not good.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: de_la_Nae on 07 Feb 2013, 11:06
May I suggest consulting your local Geomancer? :x
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 07 Feb 2013, 12:00
I think they're already busy...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 07 Feb 2013, 17:59
Hooray, parking ban. We have a one-lane driveway, and four rather large vehicle.

So...I had to park my wife's car at the back of the driveway, my father-in-law's truck in the middle, and my work van at the street end. And my car goes on the front lawn. Just in time to "go stealth" once the snow of doom starts to fall.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Feb 2013, 03:59
What's the purpose of a parking ban? Is it to allow snow ploughing?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 08 Feb 2013, 05:51
Yes. It's an emergency order declared by the City Council or the Public Works Dept, saying that no one can park on any city street, or their vehicle will be towed to an impound lot. It really is a pain to have to plow (or plough, for you Brits) around a parked vehicle, especially considering most plow trucks have poor turning radius and 12-foot wide plows. So if you don't move your car, the other risk is getting it damaged or destroyed by a plow truck.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Feb 2013, 05:55
Rochester is pretty well known for being wonderfully tyrannical about parking in the winter. The city is well known for having the best snow plow system in the country and they will punish your entire block by not plowing and your neighbors will know who caused the pain in the ass.

Oh yeah, and like you said, you might also just risk getting hit by a plow. By accident of course. Totally an accident.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 09 Feb 2013, 08:47
The snow was heavy when I was coming down the mountain, and I saw a highway-size plow and salt truck in the ditch with a car tangled in it's side.  I'm guessing the car was passing, and the plow was changing lanes to get to the turnaround. 

Fail on both sides. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 09 Feb 2013, 17:04
FAAAACK.

Forty-two inches of snow later, I literally cannot open my front door. We managed to get out through the back windows, start up the snowblower, and carve our way to the front of the house. We then proceeded to make a walkway where there was once a "sidewalk", near this thing called a "road". Public works says they can't get anyone plowed out until TUESDAY. That's just fucking great. I think I'll put on some layers tomorrow, trudge down to main street, break through a supermarket window with a shovel, and just start looting.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Papersatan on 09 Feb 2013, 17:18
It is not so much that they won't plow the street, as they can't plow the parking area. If a stretch of road can 5 cars and one is parked in the middle when the plow comes only the first and last spot get plowed, the other two empty ones actually get new snow pushed into them.  I live in an area where few people have off street parking, and fewer have enough off street parking to accommodate more than one car.  If you know you will be home when the plow comes it is expected (by your neighbors) that you move it to a stretch that has been plowed, or to the end of a stretch to maximize spots that get plowed.  Snow removal is also why secondary streets in Rochester have alternate parking, that is mon, wed, fri, is is on one side and tue, thur, sat, sun it is on the other.  Do NOT be the douche that leaves their car on the wrong side just after a storm. 

As far as getting your car hit by a plow; it happened to me, and I was SOL. The City said I couldn't prove it was them, and I had cheap insurance which wouldn't cover it unless I had someone to blame.  The car drove fine, but there was a half inch wide, half inch deep two foot long dent in the door.  If it wasn't a plow I don't know what it was...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 10 Feb 2013, 09:04
The snow was heavy when I was coming down the mountain, and I saw a highway-size plow and salt truck in the ditch with a car tangled in it's side.  I'm guessing the car was passing, and the plow was changing lanes to get to the turnaround. 

Fail on both sides.

But they were "mostly ok"?

A friend/acquaintant (not a bosom buddy, a fellow orienteerer who I would occasionally have lunch with) died when committing the stupidity of passing a plow truck. He ran his car into an oncoming bus that he couldn't see because of the swirling snow. Officially an autopsy determined that he died of a heart attack. We shall never know whether the heart attack caused his car to drift to the wrong lane, or whether the sight of bus headlights zeroing in a second before impact caused a heart attack.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 10 Feb 2013, 19:31
Six of one, half a dozen of the other...


Most of the snow has been cleared from walkways and roads, but it's been quite the job getting there. In the meantime, here's a picture of my work van, parked in my driveway, right after the snow stopped. The top of the van is 6'8"...so, yeah. Lot of snow.

(http://s4.postimage.org/iw6bpvcel/0209130954.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: de_la_Nae on 10 Feb 2013, 20:15
I hope you have your Worry Hat nearby. Not only is it good against anxiety, but it looks like it should be pretty warm.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 11 Feb 2013, 03:03
I've mentioned this before, but it's been a while...

My first year living in Buffalo was the winter of '77.  The blizzard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blizzard_of_1977) that hit at the end of January was the stuff of legends, and still outdoes this little mess. 

We had a drift against the house that sealed both the front and back doors shut (they were on the same side of the house).  We got out through the balcony off my brother's bedroom.  I dug a tunnel to the back door. 

It was a week before the street was cleared.  They brought in metro-melters from Toronto.  The snow they hauled off got dumped either into Lake Erie or Delaware Park, where there were snow piles that lasted through the summer and got snowed on the next wiinter...

I feel for you guys stuck in it, but trust me - you'll make it.  I've seen worse! 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: BeoPuppy on 11 Feb 2013, 05:39
[...]We had a drift against the house that sealed both the front and back doors shut (they were on the same side of the house).[...]
[...]snow piles that lasted through the summer and got snowed on the next winter[...]
Front and back ... same side ... is that even legal?

Also: snowpiles, through summer?! Awesome!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Feb 2013, 05:43
How can the front and back doors be on the same side of the house? I am confuse.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 11 Feb 2013, 06:30
I've had a house in which the front and back doors were towards opposite ends of the same side wall.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ZJGent on 11 Feb 2013, 06:31
It is snowing! Plus also, I am so cold my feet have gone the colour of the internet explorer logo.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Feb 2013, 06:44
It's... it's... it's you!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: BeoPuppy on 11 Feb 2013, 06:50
Which browser colour would you prefer? Chrome doesn't seem too healthy ... safari?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Welu on 11 Feb 2013, 06:52
Firefox would man going crazy with the spray tan.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 11 Feb 2013, 06:53
Opera - nice ruddy cheeks for the mid-winter!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 11 Feb 2013, 11:01
It was a large late victorian era house.  The majority of the expansive front porch had been turned into a sunroom (southern exposure), so the door that had gone to the front porch opened onto a small enclosed area that went down stairs to the side - the door faced forward, but the whole enclosure filed with snow.  The back door was in the side of the house at the foot of the back stairs - essentially a service entrance. 

Oh god, the things you can find on the internet... here's a pic of the house from an online realty site.  The decorative window on the side was completely covered.  Like I said, we got out off a second floor balcony in the back...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8464992779_5de3871bf7.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Feb 2013, 11:13
Wow. That's... uh, that's quite a lot of snow.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 11 Feb 2013, 11:22
Which is one of the reasons my folks moved away from there...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 11 Feb 2013, 11:41
I hope you have your Worry Hat nearby. Not only is it good against anxiety, but it looks like it should be pretty warm.

Worry Helm, ENGAGE!!!

(http://www.aladean.com/full-images/viking-horned-helmet-885443.jpg)

It keeps me warm with the blood of my enemies. Also it's fuzzy inside.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Papersatan on 19 Feb 2013, 08:05
I made the wrooong shoe choice today.

I wore low cut sneakers it has been snowing heavily for the last 2 hours. If I had remembered my lunch it wouldn't be so bad, but I am going to have to walk somewhere to find food.

Wet feet ahead.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Game and Watch Forever on 19 Feb 2013, 08:11
This is why it may be best I never experience snow.... in my head it's white powdery stuff... not stuff that can melt and get you wet and make you miserable.

Now I'm imagining what it'd be like if it rained powdered sugar. >_>
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: de_la_Nae on 19 Feb 2013, 10:29
Now I'm imagining what it'd be like if it rained powdered sugar. >_>

Diabetic.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 19 Feb 2013, 12:19
+1 foruming, would read again.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Lines on 19 Feb 2013, 12:31
This is why it may be best I never experience snow....

I dunno... Watching Jimmy/JimmyTheSquid frolic around in the snow in Boston makes me think it might be. (For reference, he's Australian and had seen snow, but never been in a proper snow.) It below freezing, we had a delightful windchill, and there had just been a snowstorm. It was cold. If you spent too much time outside, it made you miserable. Except for Jimmy, who loved every moment of it. I am sure being in a proper snow at least once in your life is not a bad thing. Besides, getting to go back inside, warm up under fuzzy blankets, and have hot cocoa/tea/coffee is very nice. Especially when you're near a fire. Also playing in snow is fun. Snowball fights, building things, digging tunnels when it's deep enough, eating snow...

Basically as long as you don't have to drive in it or go anywhere and are properly bundled up, it's not so bad! Unless it's all the time, then eff that shizz.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 21 Feb 2013, 05:42
We got a little bit of snow here tonight. Not much, just enough to cover the grass, leaving the sidewalks and roads just wet. So naturally, I was woken up this morning by the sound of a plow trying to scrape non-existent snow off of the street outside my apartment.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: celticgeek on 21 Feb 2013, 10:36
The gods apparently did not get enough laughs by dumping snow over great portions of the country, so they sent some to the Phoenix, Arizona area. (http://i.azcentral.com/commphotos/view/665992.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 21 Feb 2013, 14:41
My dad informed me of that. I had to chuckle.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 22 Feb 2013, 03:16
Especially the golf-ball sized hail falling on the golf course...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 24 Feb 2013, 18:39
Yup, winter has reached Oklahoma. There are currently both severe thunderstorm warnings and blizzard warnings in Oklahoma. And, forgetting about the two-to-three inches of horror about to fall on Norman, I made the mistake today of going to the grocery store during the panic.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 24 Feb 2013, 19:07
No bread, no milk, and no beer to be seen, hey?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 24 Feb 2013, 19:09
They were out of bread, but I didn't check for milk or beer. Already have milk, and in Oklahoma it's best to buy beer from liquor stores, not grocery stores (the grocery store stuff is watered down to reduce the alcohol content...)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 25 Feb 2013, 00:04
TP is the other thing that goes first. 

Don't wanna get caught short...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 25 Feb 2013, 01:58
Boy. I came here to complain about the 3 or so inches of snow we have had on the sidewalks for two days.

I leave. Humbled.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 25 Feb 2013, 04:51
Boy. I came here to complain about the 3 or so inches of snow we have had on the sidewalks for two days.

I leave. Humbled.  :psyduck:

Damn skippy. :mrgreen: ;D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 25 Feb 2013, 05:55
So far there hasn't been any snow here yet, though I was woken up by several rather loud thunderstorms overnight.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 07 Mar 2013, 18:44
Snowing here, weatherman says it should get to be about 6 inches. Feh.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 08 Mar 2013, 05:20
Snowquestration/Storm Saturn was a huge disappointment. We were in the 8-12 inch zone on the maps. Not only was there definitely not 8 to 12 inches of snow, no snow at all stuck in my front yard, and the grass is looking better than it has in months.
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/67355_10101644233594548_205398054_n.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 08 Mar 2013, 06:13
Yeah we got less than an inch of snow that actually stuck. I did have to take the bus to work in the middle of the actual "storm" though.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 08 Mar 2013, 06:17
At my mom's house they got 12 inches of snow. I think she'd let you take some of it if you're disappointed in the amount you got.

edit - here's a picture my sister took:
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 08 Mar 2013, 10:27
FUCK EVERYTHING THAT IS SNOW. JUST FUCK IT.


I had to actually cancel my work route today because of the goddamn snow. GODDAMN IT FUCK YOU SNOW I WILL COME AT YOU WITH AN INDUSTRIAL SPACE HEATER.

I get paid per service call, so I made ABSOLUTELY NO MONEY today.


SNOW, I WILL MURDER YOU IN THE FACE.


GRRRR
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 08 Mar 2013, 21:37
And double-post because...all of today's cancelled service calls have been stacked onto TOMORROW. Meaning i have 10, count 'em, TEN visits to make. Wheee. It's gonna be a long day.

Honestly, I really can't complain, money is money.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Asterus on 10 Mar 2013, 17:52
*Looks out at the melting snow and ~50 degree weather*
Yeah, that's right winter. [Gollum] Leave now, and NEVER. COME BACK![/Gollum]
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 10 Mar 2013, 18:01
Yup.


Got all ten visits done, in the course of 12 hours. Made almost $350. Not bad for one day's work.

Fuck snow. Tell 'em, Smeagol.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: celticgeek on 14 Mar 2013, 15:17
Since the temperature is getting up into the high 80s/low 90s (oF), we just turned the heat pump to cool. 

Sorry about that.

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Mar 2013, 18:09
Okay, that always gets my craw. How in the #### is it that a country located north of 50 degrees north latitude have temps in the 80's (F) when it's about a quarter of that temp a quarter of the world away to the West?

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: celticgeek on 14 Mar 2013, 18:16
This is Phoenix, Arizona I'm talking about.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 14 Mar 2013, 18:35
Three inches of snow overnight, gone by 3 PM.  Clear, sunny - and tonight, clear and temps in the teens fahrenheit (-10 C). 

Yeah, spring's here. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 14 Mar 2013, 18:40
Okay, that always gets my craw. How in the #### is it that a country located north of 50 degrees north latitude have temps in the 80's (F) when it's about a quarter of that temp a quarter of the world away to the West?
This is Phoenix, Arizona I'm talking about.
Hah, you thought he was in Ireland. Lawlz.

Also: Go away, cold weather in general! I need some sort of thermal energy to function outside. Graaaaahhh....New England.

Three inches of snow overnight, gone by 3 PM.  Clear, sunny - and tonight, clear and temps in the teens fahrenheit (-10 C). 
 
 Yeah, spring's here. 
 

Wow...I'm sorry, how far north of the Arctic Circle do you live?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Mar 2013, 19:22
I only FEEL like I live north of the Arctic Circle. (It's actually only a degree or so north of the 45th parallel.)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Mar 2013, 03:33
Three inches of snow overnight, gone by 3 PM.  Clear, sunny - and tonight, clear and temps in the teens fahrenheit (-10 C). 
 
 Yeah, spring's here. 
 

Wow...I'm sorry, how far north of the Arctic Circle do you live?

I'm further south than you are, I think - south central PA, in the foothills of the Allegheny mountains.  Spring is known for 50o days and midnight frosts. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 15 Mar 2013, 06:21
Carl, it sounds like you and I have pretty similar weather patterns. A few friends joke that the Hudson Valley is the only place you can experience all 4 seasons in one week.

Last week we had a ridiculous snow storm. Heavy snow all day long, got around 3-4 inches. The next day it hit 60o and everything melted. Since then it was between 50-55o until yesterday- dropped down to 30o. Aaaaand apparently we're supposed to get MORE snow tomorrow.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Mar 2013, 10:38
I useta live in Rhinebeck.  Good memories, especially sledding at the Mills estate (http://www.hvnet.com/houses/mills/).  The hills out back rolled right down to the river...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 15 Mar 2013, 20:10
It was in the 80s today in Oklahoma. When it gets this warm this early in the spring, it can mean only one thing: the tornado's comin'.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 19 Mar 2013, 22:53
My drive home Monday. 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8573108117_f2ee1c6aeb.jpg)


70 miles, took about 2 hours.  The real hazard, of course, is the other drivers - this was a clear patch. 


And no, it's not out of focus - it's snowing, goddammit. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 20 Mar 2013, 06:43
I useta live in Rhinebeck.  Good memories, especially sledding at the Mills estate (http://www.hvnet.com/houses/mills/).  The hills out back rolled right down to the river...

Carl- that's awesome! I've never been but it looks beautiful. I should definitely check it out- a friend of mine recently moved to Staatsburg.


And that snow.....ughhhhhh. I'm glad you made it home safe!!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: snalin on 20 Mar 2013, 12:45
Okay, that always gets my craw. How in the #### is it that a country located north of 50 degrees north latitude have temps in the 80's (F) when it's about a quarter of that temp a quarter of the world away to the West?

The Gulf Stream (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Stream)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 20 Mar 2013, 14:58
Goddammit. We had sun for the last two days or so. Then it has been snowing almost all day today.

I get mood swings with such a depressing sky. No good.  :x
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 21 Mar 2013, 03:29
The gods apparently did not get enough laughs by dumping snow over great portions of the country, so they sent some to the Phoenix, Arizona area. (http://i.azcentral.com/commphotos/view/665992.jpg)
back when we were living in the asylum that is Arizona (due to my dad's work) I experienced snow, a few days before christmas 2010. One of the two times I've ever seen it.
It was a really light dusting and only lasted about 20 minutes.

The other time was 04-ish, Thanksgiving morning, in Temecula CA, when we were visiting relatives. That actually gave us a full inch of snow. It stopped snowing snowing around 11am and was completely melted and gone by sunset.

Where we live now,  it's currently 50F - which also happens to be the nighttime low, according to my weather app.  It topped off at 76F today.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Asterus on 21 Mar 2013, 07:59
I get mood swings with such a depressing sky.
The worst is when you are just starting to wake up and feel like crap. I don't even have to open my eyes to know the sky looks like crap.
Of course, I have some stupid sensitivity to air pressure, so severe weather gives me headaches and ache-y eyes until it goes away. And of course, I live in Michigan, land of seasonal depression.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Papersatan on 21 Mar 2013, 09:44
Having grown up in one of the nation's cloudiest cities, it actually doesn't bother me a lot to not see the sun for a week or more.  Maybe having blue skies be less than half the skies makes me  appreciate them more? Like, grey is the normal, and blue is a wonderful treat?



It makes me think a little about the problem of "what color is the sky", which if you have any passing interest in linguistics or postmodern theory you have surly run across, I think I have even posted a video or two here. but, where I grew up the most frequent sky color was a horizon to horizon solid, untextured pale grey/white, so why should it be fact that the sky is blue?

I also have mixed feelings on snow with regards to grey skies.  I think a fresh coat of snow brightens things up, but heavy snowfall over an over grinds people down; it feels like some sort of Sisyphean punishment that will never end.  So glad that this part of Michigan does not seem to get pummeled in the same way.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Asterus on 21 Mar 2013, 11:36
Well, this part of the mitten just loves being a horrible person with the weather. Nowadays, we will actually get pretty clear days in between the snowfalls. However, on these nice, clear, sunny days, the wind picks up to about 10-20 mph with next to no air moisture. It makes walking to class an ordeal. At least nothing's drastic enough to actually interfere with my life, as opposed to one trip I went on once to West Ottawa.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Castlerook on 21 Mar 2013, 11:43
Well, we're in for a storm tonight. Right now there's horizontal rain outside and the wind is picking up fast.

Sometimes I really hate living on the coast.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Papersatan on 21 Mar 2013, 12:36
When I say pummeled in the same way, I maybe should explain that I am from Rochester NY which averages 95 inches of snow and has 200 "cloud cover days" (more than 3/4 of the sky is cloud) a year.  It can still be pretty gross and feel like a mild winter to me.  I think I am feeling my acclimation to extreme winters more right now because a lot of my classmates are not from the north and are complaining about how it is still snowing when it is already the end of March.  For me spring comes in April. I don't think I ever though to March as a part of spring.  You may get one or two preview days, but it is not going to be nice until April, and even April will get at least one storm.   

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 21 Mar 2013, 16:23
Local weather according to one of my favourite unexact weather sites: -2?! It's fucking cold and snowing (http://thefuckingweather.com/?where=Kiel%2c+Germany&unit=c).

Even though I probably won't make friends by this post, I have to say that I actually prefer this weather over summer weather. I have to go to school by bicycle everyday, but to me it's still more comfortable to cycle to school in snow, compared to cycling in drizzle, which is usually the default weather here. I can brush the snowflakes off my trousers, before they melt, something I can't do with drizzle or rain. I prefer low temperatures over high temperatures anyway, everything above 20C makes me frickin' tired, while everything below 5C makes me lively and cheerful. I don't get winter depression, I tend to get summer depression/aggression. In the winter everything is a little bit dampened, I like the cold, everything appears a bit more calm to me. My perfect day is sunny, around -10C, crystal clear sky and air, and snow on the ground. When such a day happens to occur, it actually brings a smile onto my face and makes me happy. In the summer it's too hot, the air is usually humid, which makes it harder to breath, I'm sweaty, everything is somewhat sticky, maybe I even need to apply sunscreen, which is even stickier, and I don't feel like moving at all. We're living in a flat, right under the roof, and the window in my room opens into some kind of inner yard, which keeps the air from moving. In the summer I often get around 35C in my room, even when I open the windows. I can't sleep because of that, and don't feel like doing anything in the day. Result: I'm rather grumpy in the summer. And everybody else is just so chipper. When I turn on the radio or TV, or listen to anybody else, all I hear is how "fantastic" the weather is. This sometimes really makes me want to yell at the screen: "Fuck you! This isn't a fan-fucking-tastic day! It's too fucking hot, I can't do anything, and don't you tell me, how I should be fucking happy about it!"

In other words: I'm happy that it's snowing
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 21 Mar 2013, 16:55
http://www.icebike.org! Also, don't come to live in Sydney. A few days this summer, I rode home in temperatures over 40C (104F).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: celticgeek on 21 Mar 2013, 17:00
Twenty years ago, Phoenix had a high temperature of 122 oF (http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/article_1e1d27e2-7fd2-11df-91c2-001cc4c002e0.html) (50oC).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 22 Mar 2013, 09:52
Well, here the current record of temperature is at 35.2C, but usually the air is rather humid. With some getting used to it I can even cope with the temperatures in Croatia, where it's not too unusual to have over 40C. On the other hand, the sea is close there, so I can cool down at will. Admittedly, the sea is rather close here too, but the water isn't that nice for swimming compared with the Mediterranean sea.

Sometimes I feel like I'd be better off in Norway
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Boiled Dove on 22 Mar 2013, 10:18
Here in Indiana we have more snow scheduled for this weekend. I'm over it.

5-10 year plan, move to Puerto Rico.

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Zingoleb on 22 Mar 2013, 10:25
It would be weird moving to Puerto Rico. I don't talk to the Puerto Rican side of my family anymore...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Boiled Dove on 22 Mar 2013, 10:29
We have only been there on vacation a couple of times but have had really good experiences both times.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 22 Mar 2013, 10:32
I want to move further north. Who knows where. Maybe Canada. Or maybe somewhere like Russia or Germany. I like it cold and snowy!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Boiled Dove on 22 Mar 2013, 10:36
To each their own. I've pretty much lived in Indiana all of my 42 years. I traveled around for several but always ended up back. the older I get the less and less I enjoy winter though. There are other, mostly political, reasons I want to leave Indiana but my youngest is just going into high school and we would like for her to finish that up with her friends. After that a move is possible.

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 22 Mar 2013, 10:43
...I maybe should explain that I am from Rochester NY which averages 95 inches of snow and has 200 "cloud cover days" (more than 3/4 of the sky is cloud) a year. 

Buffalo. 

The year my grandma passed away, my folks inherited her house on Cape Cod.  They were debating selling it, or moving there.  It was close to new years, my mother was listening on the news, and they said that last year had been a record - there were only seven clear days.  In a year.  It was always either overcast, cloudy or actually coming down.  That was in the early 90's. 

They moved. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 22 Mar 2013, 18:44
I want to move further north. Who knows where. Maybe Canada. Or maybe somewhere like Russia or Germany. I like it cold and snowy!

Maybe Norway or another scandinavian country would be a better choice than Germany. It was rather unusual to have snow in every of the last three years. Most of the time it's just drizzle at 1C, and rain in spring and fall.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Mar 2013, 20:59
It's snowing in Denver right now.

Oh, BOY, is it snowing.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: de_la_Nae on 22 Mar 2013, 21:12
Carl, it sounds like you and I have pretty similar weather patterns. A few friends joke that the Hudson Valley is the only place you can experience all 4 seasons in one week.

Oh thank God. We joke about that in Indiana too, only it goes something like "Indiana! If you don't like the weather...wait ten minutes." Least that's how I've always heard it. Freakin' winter-to-spring transition is usually the worst about it.

Here in Indiana we have more snow scheduled for this weekend. I'm over it.

5-10 year plan, move to Puerto Rico.



I have my eyes set on the American Southwest myself. This last winter could have been much worse, but boooooon it nonetheless. Also welcome to forum fellow Hoosier/Sucker!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 22 Mar 2013, 21:31
Carl, it sounds like you and I have pretty similar weather patterns. A few friends joke that the Hudson Valley is the only place you can experience all 4 seasons in one week.

Oh thank God. We joke about that in Indiana too, only it goes something like "Indiana! If you don't like the weather...wait ten minutes." Least that's how I've always heard it. Freakin' winter-to-spring transition is usually the worst about it.

Here in Oklahoma I've heard that quote, except referring to Oklahoma instead of Indiana, attributed (probably falsely) to Will Rogers.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: de_la_Nae on 22 Mar 2013, 21:48
I've been wondering for a while just how far that saying has spread. I was sure we couldn't be the only ones with it, just like we're not the only ones who play Twenty-One basketball. Just the details might be different.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 22 Mar 2013, 21:57
I asked Google and it says the quote is from Mark Twain and originally referred to New England, although the sources I found suggest that attribution may be suspicious as well.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 23 Mar 2013, 00:50
I asked Google and it says the quote is from Mark Twain and originally referred to New England, although the sources I found suggest that attribution may be suspicious as well.
As a New-Englander, I've heard that quote my entire life, but I didn't bother to ponder whether it was originally referring to this area...or who penned it.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 23 Mar 2013, 01:12
I just woke up and looked out of the window.

Snow.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Mar 2013, 05:10
Snow here too.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 23 Mar 2013, 08:41
I'm with Garrison Keillor on this topic, myself - you need winter to remind you that life is, in fact, fragile. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Redball on 23 Mar 2013, 10:06
Wouldn't warfare halfway around the world, or maybe Russian dash cams, be enough?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 23 Mar 2013, 10:29
No, it needs to be more personal.  The ache in your back after shoveling, the pain in your knee from the cold, the dead rabbit sticking out from the snowbank. 

Winter is something that's not too hard to fight off, but still feels like a successful battle nonetheless. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: de_la_Nae on 23 Mar 2013, 10:40
Im going to be a killjoy and remark that it's easier for us to say that than some, we generally have decent bases to retreat to.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 23 Mar 2013, 10:45
I was thinking that as I hit "post".  If it weren't for my ramshackle house, I'd have a very different attitude. 


Privilege is.   
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: de_la_Nae on 23 Mar 2013, 10:57
I know right? I'm adamant about my distaste for winter, but go on about how I love the heat of summer. I'd love it a helluva lot less if I couldn't escape it sometimes.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 24 Mar 2013, 04:55
I just woke up and looked out of the window.

Snow.

That's not been unusual for our area of the country the last few weeks though, has it, Hodgy?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 24 Mar 2013, 05:26
Well, that's true - it's getting a bit old, though.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 24 Mar 2013, 05:29
Tell me. It's fucking snow outside. Again. I repeatedly thought that spring was finally coming during the last few weeks, only for it to be canceled out by snow again.

Maybe I will put off my expectations of spring weather. Till. August or something.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 24 Mar 2013, 08:05
Today the temperature is zero in Oxford; this date last year it was over 20, and we were out in T-shirts and shorts.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 24 Mar 2013, 10:59
Well, that's true - it's getting a bit old, though.

I agree. Honestly, speaking as a fan of cold weather and rain, I am gagging for the sun to come out. I want beer garden weather.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 24 Mar 2013, 11:51
It has been warming up around here, but there's still a LOT of snow on the ground. We're supposed to start seeing temps in the 40's (about 4-5 C) by next weekend, so that stuff will probably be slowly melting.

Can't happen soon enough, but it's gonna get muddy around here for a while.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Mar 2013, 22:37
Still snowing. Some spring break this is.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 25 Mar 2013, 04:47
Woke up to 3 inches of snow everywhere except the pavement this morning. At least the trees finally have that pretty snow covering.
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/cd080fd4cce738979e58edf96a0b39b9/tumblr_mk7smfwNYy1qhqupto1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 25 Mar 2013, 04:52
Yep, we've got the same thing. Can't even get out of the parking lot, so I'm missing my dental appointment and I'll be late to work. Who knows if we'll even do the whole Seder thing tonight, if it goes on like this much longer.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 25 Mar 2013, 18:20
Some light flurries here in Connecticut, but nothing that sticks to the ground anymore. I'm just waiting for the Easter Bunny to turn up somewhere downtown, frozen solid and clutching a basket full of frozen eggs.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Boiled Dove on 26 Mar 2013, 12:38
This just in: oldest daughters seizures still under control, if all goes well she can drive in May.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 26 Mar 2013, 12:49
This thread is actually about weather; perhaps I should change the title, but most people seem to just know.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Boiled Dove on 26 Mar 2013, 13:17
Duh, it even says that in the title. *bangs head on desk*

no worries. just wanted to announce some good news.

Snow is melting here making for a cold, muddy mess. At least the moisture should be good for the mushrooms when it warms up just a bit more.

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Post by: pwhodges on 26 Mar 2013, 13:23
Duh, it even says that in the title.

Only because I just changed it!

perhaps I should change the title,
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 26 Mar 2013, 13:24
Bwahahaha

Not a good day for the Dove


[/Macho Man Randy Savage voice]
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Post by: Thrillho on 26 Mar 2013, 14:25
Is that a bird? Like the dodo bird? A species that doesn't exist any more?

[/Macho Man voice]
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Post by: mtmerrick on 26 Mar 2013, 14:33
74F with a slight breeze. Damn near perfect outside.
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Post by: Akima on 26 Mar 2013, 15:41
It is 30C (86F) today. In the inland suburbs it is forecast to be 34C (93F). In late March (equivalent of late September for you Northern Hemisphere types).
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Post by: jwhouk on 26 Mar 2013, 15:43
Just shut up.

36 F and cloudy. It was snowing this morning.

SNOWING.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 26 Mar 2013, 18:31
Oh hawt damn, boi. It's actually 50 F outside. I can actually drive with my windows down...hah!
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Post by: nekowafer on 27 Mar 2013, 04:49
I didn't wear a coat to work today! Wee!

Though I handle cold a lot better than many people. I'm in a short sleeved button-down shirt and an elbow-length-sleeve cardigan. And, you know, pants.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 27 Mar 2013, 05:00
Since you needed to add that you're wearing pants, that means you must NOT be wearing acting else o_O

Put on some shoes man!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Mar 2013, 09:36
Boiled Dove, I'm glad to hear your good news!

We haven't got much snow on the ground here (mostly just tiny bits left over from last week) but we keep getting tiny flurries that last five minutes and then stop. My dad, however, has six foot drifts and three foot standing snow.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 30 Mar 2013, 10:00
Ours has finally melted! Again.

I'm keeping my fngers crossed that our last storm was the end of winter since it's now 60 F. However, the same thing happened after the 2 storms before that so who knows?
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Post by: mtmerrick on 30 Mar 2013, 10:06
I'm a bit jealous of all you people who are getting snow...
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Post by: cesium133 on 30 Mar 2013, 10:16
80F here today in Oklahoma, though in typical fashion, it's supposed to be cold again by Monday. And I could write a vitriolic post about my roommate who keeps the thermostat above 80F and changes it back every time I try to change it to a reasonable temperature...
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Post by: mtmerrick on 30 Mar 2013, 10:20
It's 60F right now. Forecast says it's supposed to hit 90F by Wednesday.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 30 Mar 2013, 13:31
It is officially summer in New England, as I have just turned on my air conditioner.
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Post by: Skewbrow on 30 Mar 2013, 14:16
Early morning it has been about 10 below (low teens on the Fahrenheit scale) for most of March (colder on some days). Very unsual. Presumably due to a particularly obstinate arctic high pressure air mass. Early afternoons it does warm up above freezing. Which is kinda bad in the sense that it ruins the ski trails.

Spring is coming all right (heard birds singing just the other day), but ever so slooooowly.
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Post by: Papersatan on 30 Mar 2013, 14:36
The signs are all around.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-g0RC-2DsMH8/UVcsvNpVyqI/AAAAAAAADxY/bwRZu4xlnJY/s723/IMG_20130330_141155.jpg)

It has been 6 days since I saw the first robin.  The goldfinch boys are almost done changing color.   The crocus are in bloom.  The other spring bulbs have pushed their first green points up from the earth.  The trees have their first buds and by the end of next week should have the green glow of tiny new leaves.

It is spring in SE Michigan.     

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Post by: Redball on 30 Mar 2013, 23:19
And I'm in Tucson sort of enjoying the warmth but wanting to be back in Michigan, hoping this spring to get a start on outdoor work. Which would be kind of a self-improvement miracle, since it seems like I haven't been very good at any sustained effort in the last couple of years. In any case, I'll be back in a week or two.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 30 Mar 2013, 23:24
How are you enjoying the land of highly armed geriatric tea-partiers?

(due to my dad's work I lived in Arizona for 7 years. *shudders*)
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Post by: Redball on 30 Mar 2013, 23:35
I don't notice the arms, but I observe a mostly Happy Hour every afternoon with a conservative crew. The loudest is a retired Air Force colonel, a U2 pilot in his time, whose anger with Obama, bureaucracy, Islam etc. says he doesn't take to change very well. The other loud member of this group is also about 80 and well into Alzheimer's. Their wives are quieter. I'm the only liberal in the group, so mostly we know to stay away from politics. An interesting development in the past three winters is an influx of Newfoundlanders into the condo. They're far more liberal than the long-timers, and friendly.
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Post by: Loki on 31 Mar 2013, 01:02
It was very nice here for two days or so. Then it started snowing and hasn't really stopped for the last two days.

It's m*********ing spring, can we get some spring weather already?
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Post by: cesium133 on 31 Mar 2013, 02:27
One side effect of having a roommate who keeps the apartment at sauna temperatures is that I have to keep my window open at night to avoid baking. Which means that I hear my neighbor's weather radio blaring in the middle of the night. Which is why I'm up at 4:30 in the morning. It was an entertaining storm at least. Looks like it snowed outside with all the hail. And I verified that my car is okay at least.
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Post by: jwhouk on 31 Mar 2013, 06:45
Say hi to my in-laws for me. They're down in Green Valley.
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Post by: Redball on 31 Mar 2013, 11:36
I'll wave as I drive past if I go to Tubac this week.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 31 Mar 2013, 21:14
It's m*********ing spring, can we get some spring weather already?

Thought you'd like to know, I found the frozen carcass of the Easter Bunny on my way to visit relatives today. His cold dead paw was clutching a pastel egg. You have my condolences.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 31 Mar 2013, 23:16
My dad developed a taste for ground-rabbit tacos during his time in the military o_O
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 01 Apr 2013, 07:04
Is there another sort of rabbit?
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 01 Apr 2013, 07:24
(http://rabbitislandproject.pbworks.com/f/water%20rabbit2.jpg)
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Post by: mtmerrick on 01 Apr 2013, 07:40
Da fuckin fuck is that?
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 01 Apr 2013, 07:58
Snow flurries on April Fools day.  :roll:

Hopefully it will warm up enough that the mushrooms will start poppin' this week.
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Post by: cesium133 on 01 Apr 2013, 08:14
And I verified that my car is okay at least.
I spoke too soon on that one. Got into my car yesterday and noticed a small crack in the windshield that is really hard to see from the outside...
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Post by: Thrillho on 01 Apr 2013, 11:19
It's after seven and the sun is still up and it's beautiful and I hate that it's cold.
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Post by: Akima on 03 Apr 2013, 01:32
I normally enjoy cycling to work, but it was absolutely throwing down the rain this morning. My lower face might as well have been under the shower.
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Post by: Redball on 03 Apr 2013, 16:13
Pics or it didn't happen. We've already seen your upper face.
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Post by: K1dmor on 03 Apr 2013, 17:10
 So...
 It rained 300mm (12in) last night, the city is flooded, most of my relatives had/ve problem like being trapped till this morning, and there're around 50 dead people. You could said it was a shitty weather...
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Post by: mtmerrick on 03 Apr 2013, 17:25
Grrrr....  Going to take the dog out and it's too hot for jeans.....
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 03 Apr 2013, 19:50
Ugh, k1dmor I am so sorry you have to go through that. I've seen the devastation that floods cause firsthand and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. I hope your friends and family get through everything ok.....  :-(
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Post by: Bluesummers on 03 Apr 2013, 20:06
Holy crap, k1dmor....I'm glad you're alive, not to mention have a functioning communication line.

Grrrr....  Going to take the dog out and it's too hot for jeans.....

Who wears short shorts? YOU wear short shorts. :parrot:
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Post by: mtmerrick on 03 Apr 2013, 20:23
I have never worn them. Ever. And that's never gonna change.

When I wear shorts I wear knee-legnth cargo shorts.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 03 Apr 2013, 20:53
Allow to me to once again recommend a kilt.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 03 Apr 2013, 21:10
I've considered it.

But that means I have to trace my lineage, to make sure I have the right plad. And as my great grandmother ran away from home, that'll be quite difficult. And even if I do what if the pattern is hideous?  :psyduck:
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Post by: Papersatan on 03 Apr 2013, 21:11
Wear a UtilaKilt in black?
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Post by: Loki on 04 Apr 2013, 02:46
I daresay that a kilt which is simply black is a skirt.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 03:01

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Post by: blanktom on 04 Apr 2013, 08:28
Fuck yeah, we had three days of Spring! It was still chilly out and a tad windy at times, but the sun was out and everything!

And then this morning it snowed really lightly again and is generally fucking freezing out.

BRITAIN, Y U NO WARM?
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 04 Apr 2013, 09:00
Into the mid 50s today, around 70 on Saturday.  :lol: Hope to see mushrooms soon.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 09:43
Why? o_O Fungus is yucky.

Also every British person I know bitches about the weather there. IDK why, seems nice to me.
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Post by: Welu on 04 Apr 2013, 10:34
Yeah, unless you've lived here I don't think you get to talk about the weather. Like I could say the weather in Spain seems nice because it's always hot and dry, as far as I know. Then you're probably always sweating and have to take care for dehydration and sunburn. Completely talking outta my arse here by the way. Maybe it's lovely and convenient.

Here it's generally tepid with wind and rain. Sometimes warm with a little bit less wind and some rain. Then when it is warm and dry people moan about it being too warm, because they're not used to it. Lately there's been a lot of snow in some places. Warm and wet weather is my least favourite. It's sticky and heavy.
I personally like the cold and rain but it can be a pain. Also we're all a big bunch of moaners.  :-D
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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 10:37
That has too many rhymes in it, I started reading it like verse >_<
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Post by: Welu on 04 Apr 2013, 10:39
I see one rhyme? O_o Two if you count the same word as rhyming and no one should do that.
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2013, 10:41
I love cold, wet weather. Walking in the rain is a hobby of mine.

But it's been cold (and relatively rain free) for so long. I am gagging for beer garden weather.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 10:42
Idk, maybe you just inspire poetry in me or something. But reading a paragraph in verse is incredibly annoying, and not something that really ever happens to me.  :psyduck:
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Post by: Welu on 04 Apr 2013, 10:44
The way I break up paragraphs probably doesn't help for non-whimsical reading.  :lol:

It's okay here right now. Cold but sunny. Hopefully it stays like this when I'm filming outside tomorrow.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 10:47
How it is here at work right now. Absolutely beautiful.

(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/mtmerrick/screenshots/screenshot_2013-04-04-10-45-24.png)
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2013, 10:49
Idk, maybe you just inspire poetry in me or something. But reading a paragraph in verse is incredibly annoying, and not something that really ever happens to me.  :psyduck:

Mtmerrick, or as I call him Primo
Is skewing just a little emo
Rhyming poems tend to suck
Because it's hard to make things rhyme.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 10:53
Damm you, damm you! >_<

And the worst part is, I typically HATE poetry. >_<
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Post by: cesium133 on 04 Apr 2013, 11:07
I have an appointment to get my windshield fixed on Saturday, so it makes perfect sense that there will be more severe thunderstorms on Monday... and the weather pattern they're showing for Monday is pretty much perfect for tornadoes in central Oklahoma. Yup, it's springtime.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/graphicast.php?site=oun&gc=6
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Post by: Akima on 04 Apr 2013, 14:53
-16.
Farenheit? In April? Ugh!
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Post by: jwhouk on 04 Apr 2013, 15:10
Uh, hon?

That was back in JANUARY.

We actually hit 48 F today.
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 04 Apr 2013, 17:44
Why? o_O Fungus is yucky.




No, morel mushrooms are the bestest things in the world.

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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 17:48
*googles*

they look like something that would kill me slowly and painfully, enjoying every minute of it and feasting on my remains.  :psyduck:
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2013, 17:55
*googles*

they look like something that would kill me slowly and painfully, enjoying every minute of it and feasting on my remains.  :psyduck:

That sounds like Unicorn.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 17:57
so now Uni is a fungal-based zombie unicorn?  :psyduck:

dear god why.
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2013, 17:58
I never said fungal, just the killing you and feasting on you thing seems quite in character for Unicorn.

They're the swellest <3
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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 18:01
(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/253237/thumbs/r-ZOMBIE-CREATING-FUNGI-large570.jpg)
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Post by: nekowafer on 04 Apr 2013, 18:04
They're the swellest <3
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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 18:05
you sure you don't mean the swelling-est?
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Apr 2013, 18:45
i'll show you swollen.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Apr 2013, 18:48
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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 18:51
That's not swollen that's a lizard  :psyduck:
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Apr 2013, 18:52
but it's a swollen axolotl
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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 18:56
Poor axolotl :(
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Apr 2013, 08:03
poem

Now we sing this stupid song
Sing it as we run along
Why we sing it we don't know
We can't make the words rhyme properly
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 05 Apr 2013, 08:13
but it's a swollen axolotl

Awwww, we used to have axolotls.

Nice and sunny here today. very nice to see the sun.
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Post by: jwhouk on 05 Apr 2013, 09:45
It's right around freezing up here - not bad for an early April mid-morning. It actually got up to 48 yesterday.

But hark! What is this my little copy of ForecastFox informs me?

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...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CDT SATURDAY...

* SNOW WILL ARRIVE BY LATE EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY MORNING. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BE MIXED WITH SLEET AT TIMES.

* 3 TO 6 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.

#!#[email protected]!$.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 05 Apr 2013, 11:05
67 Fahrenheit baby! Time for shorts!
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Post by: Thrillho on 06 Apr 2013, 03:00
Can those photos get put in spoilers please? A couple of them are slightly disturbing to me and I'm kinda getting sick of scrolling past them all the time especially since I check the forums while eating sometimes.
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Post by: cesium133 on 09 Apr 2013, 07:11
Sounds like today will be an interesting day keeping the experiment running in the lab...

Quote
IMPACTS...
HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS...WIND GUSTS 70 TO 80 MPH...AND
TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH DISCRETE SUPERCELLS. DAMAGING WIND
GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL WILL BE THE GREATEST CONCERNS WITH STORMS ALONG
A COLD FRONT.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 09 Apr 2013, 09:25
We are running 10 degrees above average this week. Today's high is 81F! Unfortunately that means my old nemesis, tree pollen, is back. This was me in April two years ago, after taking several Claratin...
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Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Apr 2013, 09:29
19 degrees and a blizzard here. Snow day? Snow day!
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 09 Apr 2013, 09:32
Currently 72F on its way to 78. down to 63F with some rain tonight, just about perfect.
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 10 Apr 2013, 08:07
Currently 75 headed to over 80 today with some rain. Mushrooms any time.


Some mushrooms I found last night in the spoiler.
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Post by: cesium133 on 10 Apr 2013, 09:05
Currently 75 headed to over 80 today with some rain. Mushrooms any time.


Some mushrooms I found last night in the spoiler.
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$50/pound? Wow, we probably ate thousands of dollars worth of those things when I was a kid...
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Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Apr 2013, 12:33
it's been thunderstorming for three days now and I LOVE IT.
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Post by: nekowafer on 10 Apr 2013, 13:07
It's been hot as fuck this week but apparently it should cool down this weekend... and possibly rain. As much as I love rain, it will make our weekend plans slightly more difficult.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Apr 2013, 13:13
i mean to be honest whatever weekend plans we follow through with i'm pretty sure i will be satisfied with, what with the company and all
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Post by: Carl-E on 10 Apr 2013, 14:27
So it snowed last week, was in the 40's Sunday, the 50's Monday, the 70's Tuesday, and it hit 82 (28 C) today.  As I was driving home in the heat of the afternoon, I saw small clumps of snow on the south side of the mountain under the trees, brilliant white in the summer sun. 


I think we skipped spring.  Now it's tunderestorms. 
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Post by: cesium133 on 10 Apr 2013, 14:48
If the weather here is any indication of what you're going to get in a couple days, enjoy that 82 while you can. Today the high here was 36 (2 C).
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Post by: Bluesummers on 10 Apr 2013, 15:54
Some mushrooms I found last night in the spoiler.
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Do the truffle shuffle!!! :emotrex:


It is currently ass-hot in CT. Hot enough to ass.

And the A/C in my van is intermittent. Ugh...
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Post by: nekowafer on 10 Apr 2013, 15:58
i mean to be honest whatever weekend plans we follow through with i'm pretty sure i will be satisfied with, what with the company and all

Only a couple daaaaaaays

Also my pets are definitely feeling the heat. The apartment management has decided that the heat has to stay on until May 15th, and then they will do the switch to AC, but it will take a week or so. This is part of why I'm moving, to a basement room with central air, the first week of May.
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Post by: Thrillho on 10 Apr 2013, 16:24
Holy shit Neko you found somewhere?
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Post by: nekowafer on 10 Apr 2013, 16:50
Oh! Yes. It's gonna be a crappy commute to work, but not as crappy as my current one is, when I can't get a ride. And it's only $550 a month instead of $900.
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Post by: jwhouk on 10 Apr 2013, 17:13
Snow last night.

Cold and wet this morning, leading to interesting drive around town.

Rain and snow in forecast next several nights.

Maybe we'll have a nice spring day in... June?
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Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Apr 2013, 18:36
Fucking cold. It was super nice. Now snow. Kinda nice, snowing again next week.

Colorado's gone off her meds.
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Post by: nekowafer on 10 Apr 2013, 19:48
It's so disgustingly hot in my apartment that I can't sleep. I am lying in bed, just in underthings, no blankets or sheets, and the fan directly on me. And it is still too fucking hot.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Apr 2013, 20:30
I'm a desert rat, trade you Neko? Or better yet, let's average out our weather!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 10 Apr 2013, 20:54
I'll lay down some humidity-transfer pipes. Just lemme know where each end goes, and I'll have it dropped by airbus. :parrot:

(If the ancient Romans could do it, so can I, damn it!)
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Post by: Redball on 10 Apr 2013, 21:49
While you're at it, consider some floodwater-transfer pipes.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 11 Apr 2013, 01:24
it's been thunderstorming for three days now and I LOVE IT.
I knew I couldn't be the only one who loves rainstorms.   :-D
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Post by: Asterus on 11 Apr 2013, 07:30
Unfortunately, I can't stand them. Weather conditions in general give me headaches and cause pain in my eyes, which my coworkers assert as a sinus reaction. I get headaches from thunderstorms, lethargy from rain, and varying feverishness from blizzards.
...
Why the hell am I still in Michigan? XD

We're in an odd situation here right now, because we've had 3 days of rain that included a thunderstorm yesterday, but the temperature's in the mid to low 30's, meaning the forecasts keep predicting snow and ice.
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Post by: jwhouk on 11 Apr 2013, 15:53
Oh, you're going to get that snow and ice.

It's April 11, and it is SNOWING AGAIN.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 17 Apr 2013, 06:35
Quote
IMPACTS...
HAIL TO THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS AND TORNADOES WILL BE THE MAIN HAZARDS
WITH SUPERCELLS IN THE MODERATE RISK AREA. DAMAGING WINDS UP TO 70
MPH ARE POSSIBLE AS WELL.
Oh boy...
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Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2013, 09:24
Cold, wet, windy and miserable here.
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Post by: ankhtahr on 17 Apr 2013, 10:29
Too fucking warm here. And too suddenly. We had temperatures below freezing on Saturday night, today we had 19C (66F)

Well, and if we can believe the weather forecast, we're going to have temperatures near freezing again on Friday.

I'm sure I already mentioned my aversion to warm weather. I'm fucking sweating all the time. Especially when riding my bike. I want it to be winter again. I need to move north. Maybe some place in Norway? Or Iceland?
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Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2013, 10:48
And now it's snowing. Fuck my life.

Move here ankhtahr, Winter is still here and it's the middle of FUCKING spring.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 17 Apr 2013, 10:51
Here we've practically skipped spring and moved on to summer directly. But as I said, it's going to be less warm soon. But even this short period was enough to make me feel bad about the coming summer.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 17 Apr 2013, 11:13
The NWS has updated their forecast, and I'm currently on the eastern edge of the region they have marked "Greatest Tornado Threat" (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/graphicast.php?site=oun&gc=2)...

And they updated it again while I was typing this, and moved the boundary further east so now I'm well inside the "greatest tornado threat" area...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2013, 13:14
And apparently we're getting a blizzard.

Goddamnit.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 17 Apr 2013, 14:04
sunny with a chance of a few clouds here and there.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 17 Apr 2013, 14:57
The sun has actually decided to come out as of late.

Unfortunately, there is rain in the forecast for most of the rest of this week.

The Wisconsin River is currently at levels I haven't seen in quite some time, at least not since moving up here.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 17 Apr 2013, 15:06
The angry-looking blob over Lawton (http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=FDR&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes) looks like it might be headed this way...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2013, 16:10
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/21011_533454030040236_2093560459_n.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 17 Apr 2013, 18:49
Geez, and I thought New England weather was bad.


Actually, we're nice and sunny, about 68 degrees, slight breeze.

Yes, aim your jealousy at me, yes...delicious, muahahaha....
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 17 Apr 2013, 20:24
First tornado sirens of the year, but no tornadoes. I'm fine with that.

edit -- and I learned tonight there is a town in Oklahoma called Cookietown. It got hit by a tornado.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 17 Apr 2013, 21:15
and I learned tonight there is a town in Oklahoma called Cookietown. It got hit by a tornado.

That's....depressing.

There's a village in Connecticut called Happyland. I kid you not. I've driven through it a couple of times. I think the Town Council in Preston (the town that Happyland is a part of) decided to call it that to balance against the actual content of the village...because that place is a SHITHOLE.

It's the modern-day equivalent of Erik the Red's viral marketing strategy: "We'll name it 'Greenland' so people will want to live there."
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Redball on 18 Apr 2013, 09:14
edit -- and I learned tonight there is a town in Oklahoma called Cookietown. It got hit by a tornado.
A cookie-deleting tornado? Those things are dangerous!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Apr 2013, 11:15
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/44445_361105073990388_1316103594_n.jpg)

I hate this state.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Apr 2013, 11:16
joy! looks like i'll be in denver on thursday.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Apr 2013, 11:18
I'd suggest saying hi, but A. I'm stupid new to this forum and B. Denver's a 45 minute drive C. Thursday is my "I don't get to leave school till 2300" day.

However the good news is Thursday should be a nice day!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Apr 2013, 11:21
no that's actually terrible news as i am going to have all of my stuff on me and wearing a big coat and would rather the weather be miserable.

also i'm only going to be in denver for an hour anyhow, and then it's another ten hours to finish the trip off to salt lake city.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Apr 2013, 11:29
Enjoy Utah?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Apr 2013, 11:43
apt question mark
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 23 Apr 2013, 13:49
Snow is in the forecast for tonight, but it may (MAY) end up being just wet stuff that will melt shortly thereafter.

I am a bit concerned, as the Wisconsin River near my house is at noticeably high levels. There are some islands in a bend of the river, and many of them have water levels that are coming close to topping over them.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Boiled Dove on 23 Apr 2013, 14:25
It was nice, in the mid 70s, today. but it has started raining now and will only be up into the mid 50s tomorrow.

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Bluesummers on 23 Apr 2013, 21:03
40 degrees. What the fack. I'm ready for summer now.









Anytime now.









:psyduck:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Apr 2013, 21:07
I dunno if I linked my favorite weather cite before: http://thefuckingweather.com/
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 23 Apr 2013, 21:39
Heh. Awesome. 34o?! "IT'S FUCKING COLD / It's a tit-bit nipplie." http://thefuckingweather.com/?where=Norman%2c+OK

For the town where my mom lives, it says "IT'S FUCKING... ALRIGHT / OH NO. THE WEATHER MACHINE IS BROKEN."  :-D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 24 Apr 2013, 06:33
53?!  IT'S FUCKING ...ALRIGHT WHAT THE FUCK EVER
I'd say it's still a little chilly for such ambivalence at the moment, but the high is 81 so we should be all set for the cookout tonight.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 24 Apr 2013, 07:41
It's really nice here for a change, but it's supposed to pass soon :( Gotta make quick use of it.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 24 Apr 2013, 08:01
That site keeps delivering.  :-D

"37?! IT'S FUCKING COLD / Where's the cat? Oh shit. Fluffy's frozen."
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Apr 2013, 14:17
My favorite cold one is "Keep track of your local old people"
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 26 Apr 2013, 19:47
"56?! / IT'S FUCKING ...ALRIGHT / AND THUNDERING / FUCKING NOTHING TO SEE HERE"

Currently watching the Gary England show. One of the anchors described the sound of the hail in Oklahoma City as "an elephant dancing on the roof."

Another quote from Gary England (the weather guy on the CBS station in OKC): "Alex, you're going to get blown in about half an hour."

Yet another quote: "If you're new to Oklahoma, this is a severe thunderstorm."
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Apr 2013, 06:24
It's 6 Degrees C. It's raining and hailing... and then blinding sun. Weather.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Apr 2013, 18:30
weather humor

(http://threepanelsoul.com/comics/2013-04-22-274.png)

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Apr 2013, 14:39
I don't know WEATHER I found that funny

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 01 May 2013, 08:01
This is May, right? This is usually when it starts to get into the 90s around here.

(http://i.imgur.com/vLB15Wg.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Boiled Dove on 01 May 2013, 08:58
80's the last couple of days. Mushrooms are popping and the turtles have started to move around. I found these two while mushroom hunting last night. Not sure what was going on but the upright  one was giving me the evil eye like it was time for me to just move along because they were busy.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/947135_10151514027371598_1273488026_n.jpg)



I also found one of the largest mushrooms I've ever picked:

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Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 01 May 2013, 09:23
I also found one of the largest mushrooms I've ever picked:

You don't have giant puffballs (http://www.mushroomexpert.com/calvatia_gigantea.html) in your area, then?  I used to pick them, and one medium-sized puffball was enough for several people, sliced like bread and fried in butter.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Boiled Dove on 01 May 2013, 09:34
We do, I've just never tried to get and cook one. they are always popped by the time I find them.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 01 May 2013, 09:37
Wow... where do those things grow? I don't think I've seen those before. As for the mushroom Boiled Dove posted, I've picked mushrooms around that size, though ones that big are pretty rare.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 May 2013, 11:07
and it's going to snow again today

IT WAS IN THE 70s YESTERDAY THE FUCK IS GOING ON!?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Boiled Dove on 01 May 2013, 11:17
Damn, and I thought we had psychotic weather here.

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 01 May 2013, 14:44
We had 80 degree F weather around here yesterday, then it rained hard last night (first thunderstorm in a long while).

It's down in to the 50's now. That storm that's screwing around with OK is supposed to head up this way and - get ready for this - give us some $|\|@\/\/ showers tomorrow morning.

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LTK on 06 May 2013, 05:02
Quote from: Thefuckingweather.com
21?!
IT'S FUCKING NICE

I CONCUR

I can sit on the sun-draped balcony of the next room, pull up a chair and read my fucking book! Shirtless! That is, after I've scared away all the pigeons.

The girl who's renting the room next to mine is never home, and her balcony is twice as big as mine, and has sun from 12 til 6, so that's gonna be my reading spot.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 May 2013, 09:52
54F and pleasant here.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Boiled Dove on 07 May 2013, 07:43
After a really rainy weekend it is now sunny and getting up to the upper 70s. At least for a few days until it rains for the weekend again.

Mushroom season is over.  :cry:

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 07 May 2013, 09:53
After a really rainy weekend it is now sunny and getting up to the upper 70s. At least for a few days until it rains for the weekend again.

Mushroom season is over.  :cry:
What part of the country are you in? According to my mom, mushroom season is just beginning where she lives.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 11 May 2013, 15:25
It was just sunny and hailing here... weird.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 11 May 2013, 15:56
It was like that here this afternoon.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 18 May 2013, 09:13
Sounds like the next few days are going to be interesting... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY4WDL6hhPQ&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 19 May 2013, 15:28
Channel 9 is now reporting a funnel cloud headed toward downtown Norman...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 20 May 2013, 07:35
Norman itself ended up being okay, but the storm that passed over did a lot of damage in the nearby town of Shawnee (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22593090).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 20 May 2013, 13:16
A huge tornado is hitting the OKC metro area right now (live video (http://www.news9.com/category/264385/david-payne-pop-up-player))... it's following almost the same path as the 1999 Moore tornado...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Papersatan on 20 May 2013, 14:39
Fucking

Fuck.

It looks like it was terrible...

I hope it is the last major one of the storm...

Like, this is never good:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DH2JeJzHH_8/UZqYC0jAaTI/AAAAAAAAEW0/fleOlelVY54/w518-h197-no/tornadotweet.JPG)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 20 May 2013, 14:57
The tornado passed about ten miles north of where I am. It's kind of weird hearing about places I've been to lots of times being completely destroyed. Hoping not a lot of people were hurt, but it looks really awful.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Papersatan on 20 May 2013, 14:57
I'm glad you are ok!  I was just asking Stephen if he knew where you lived.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 20 May 2013, 15:04
Yeah, I live in Norman, near the University of Oklahoma campus. I'm currently at the lab in the basement of the physics building at OU.

Looking at the radar it looks like another severe (but non-tornadic) storm is coming this way.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Papersatan on 20 May 2013, 15:11
Tornadoes are one of my biggest fears.  I grew up in an area that didn't have them, and watching tv coverage of them growing up made a lasting impression.

We live in Michigan now, and so are on the edge of the alley, and last year one hit near here.  It was not that bad, but when the sirens when off I almost shit myself.  I had to drive *toward* the storm because my class was not canceled and I needed to do a presentation, and I don't think I have ever had to talk myself down from a panic attack like that.  I just cannot imagine the hell that is the fist of god just punching your town. 

Stay safe.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 20 May 2013, 15:16
Yeah, tornadoes creep me out, too. I grew up in Maryland, which gets very few tornadoes, but an F4 went through my hometown in 1998. The people around here are more accustomed to it and less likely to worry, but to some extent that's a bad thing. It makes people less likely to get to cover when a tornado happens.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 May 2013, 15:38
To give everyone who hasn't checked them out an idea, you can usually see the path a tornado takes through a town. In this case, this isn't a path so much as just a flattened town.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/05/tornado-moore-oklahoma-photo.html

(http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intelligencer/2013/05/20/20-tornado.o.jpg/a_560x375.jpg)

I do not miss living in OK.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 23 May 2013, 11:25
My room in the new place has a lovely huge window and it means when it rains I can see it so perfectly. It's only raining on gardens and suburban homes and trees, but for some reason I just love this view.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 24 May 2013, 08:31
80+ F for two days (pushing 30C), now it's about 45 F (7 C) with storms threatening but not arriving.  Should be 60's F (low 20's C) and sunny for the holiday weekend.  Which is good, since my daughter planned a big cookout...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 29 May 2013, 08:33
Tornadoes are in the forecast again today, so here's a site that shows maps of tornado paths across the U.S. (http://www.tornadohistoryproject.com/)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: valley_parade on 29 May 2013, 09:13
This past Saturday: Windy, rain and snow, high of 42.

Tomorrow: Sunny, 84.

This is bizarre, even for the Berkshires.
 :psyduck:

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Welu on 29 May 2013, 11:29
It's been really windy and some rain lately but woke up today and GAH. Too warm!  :psyduck:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 29 May 2013, 15:35
In the 70's today. Unfortunately, storms in the forecast for the evening.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 30 May 2013, 13:22
Good thing my renters' insurance is up to date, because there's a big storm with a tornado warning headed toward the south side of Norman where my apartment is...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 30 May 2013, 13:46
Ow. Stay safe.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 30 May 2013, 13:50
It's looking like the tornado is going to miss where my apartment is to the south, though I'm a bit worried about hail. I've already had to have my car's windshield fixed once this year.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 31 May 2013, 06:53
I think the dean of the university's meteorology school may have been a bit hungry when he wrote this:

Quote
After our lesson on cooking potatoes eventually panned out across central and eastern oklahoma last evening, today we get to the meat.

All of the weather seasonings that Oklahoma has to offer will be marinading our atmosphere during the day today, including a late season cold front and that dry rub of a dry line out west. A potent storm system will approach Oklahoma from the west this evening, and where these ingredients meet, there will likely be a grill fest of dangerous severe weather, including the possibility of flooding rains, very large hail (maybe softballs, and not the WCWS kind!), and large and violent tornadoes.
Quote
After the dry rub marinade, the atmosphere will likely pour a lot of sauce on the storms today, and localized flooding will be a problem this evening and tonight!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 31 May 2013, 08:49
Well. Cooking is Science for Hungry People!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 31 May 2013, 13:00
Especially if you do science to your cookies.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 31 May 2013, 16:22
There's currently a tornado on the ground headed toward the OKC airport, and if it continues on that path, Moore would be next... this looks like it might get bad.

edit -- The tornado has taken a turn toward the north and looks like it's at least going to miss Moore.

Am I a bad person if when I saw the predicted tornado path I thought, "Dammit, I'm scheduled to fly out of that airport on Monday."? Probably.

edit -- this situation is getting REALLY bad... west part of Norman is in a tornado warning right now.

edit -- HIDEY HOLE TIME

edit -- I'm okay. A funnel cloud went straight over central Norman, but didn't touch town.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 31 May 2013, 19:52
A couple pictures, one that I took, and another that a coworker took. Sorry that they're crappy cell phone camera pictures...

(click to show/hide)

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Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 19 Jun 2013, 15:52
if i find the person invented the "sweat should be sticky" spiel i am gonna kill them so hard they die from it.

1 am. 20 C ~= 68 F.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 19 Jun 2013, 16:26
Loki, you clearly have never been at the Turkish Mediterranean coast in summer :)

Air conditioning is for weaklings*

*and also for those who really really need it. But that's up for interpretation.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 19 Jun 2013, 16:34
1 am. 20° C ~= 68 F.

Same here. Also very humid, and the strongest thunderstorm I've experienced here in at least 5 years. Usually we just get a bit of distant lightning and it's over. Now we're at hour 3 of constantly flashing skies.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 19 Jun 2013, 18:26
bahahaha it was around 80 F here today (26 C) and I did way too much physical labor both inside and out. And I walked home, carrying two window fans. It was torturous.

Air conditioning is for weaklings

Then I am weak as fuck and proud of it.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 19 Jun 2013, 18:28
Oh god it's supposed to get up to 86 F here this weekend and I'm gonna die.

Guess this means I have to shave my legs and wear... shorts...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 19 Jun 2013, 18:47
We had 28C/83F today, and now have a relative humidity of 98% at 20C/68F at motherfucking 03:45 am. We aren't living in a fucking rainforest, but it sure feels like it. How can sheets be so sticky? Also: why do I have to fucking sweat so much?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 19 Jun 2013, 18:48
This is why I love fans. And sleeping naked. I usually have the fan turned on high, directed on me, with just a sheet so I don't get too cold.

You can also try a cool shower.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 19 Jun 2013, 18:57
We don't have a fan. Our fan is broken. We never came around buying a new one. Also fans are loud, and I can't sleep with a fucking fan on. I also took a shower and started sweating again while toweling. I fucking hate the summer. But that's not news.

Edit:
so I don't get too cold

I have much less trouble coping with "too cold". Last winter I didn't turn my radiator on, and routinely slept at 16C/60F.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 19 Jun 2013, 20:08
I generally prefer sleeping when it's cold as well, I just get way too cold if a fan is blowing directly. I have a new window fan that is quiet but with just enough white noise to help me sleep. But then I listen to music while going to sleep most nights - including metal.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 20 Jun 2013, 02:09
So on Saturday, in Kansas City, a storm blew through.... the thunder from inside the convention center was an interesting sound, half the lights went out, and the roof sprung a few leaks (some tests got wet, we were grading AP exams). 

Then the bottom floor got a few inches of water at one end...


Then it was over. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 20 Jun 2013, 14:43
How I felt all day:

Not a valid youtube URL
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 20 Jun 2013, 15:07
Now I want ice cream. Why dost thou torment me so?

Thankfully, it reined in the evening. Much cooler now.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Kugai on 20 Jun 2013, 15:23
We're having a bit of a storm here at the moment. (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8823953/Storm-takes-aim-at-lower-North-Island)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 20 Jun 2013, 15:35
200 km/h? About the strength of a category 2 hurricane. That's pretty strong.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 20 Jun 2013, 15:44
Also fans are loud, and I can't sleep with a fucking fan on.
If your fan is noisy, it is too small. You want large and slow-turning. Permanently installed ceiling fans (up to 1.8m diameter) are the gold standard, but not practical for everyone. There are large (up to 750mm diameter) pedestal fans available here, where temperatures regularly exceed 40C in summer, but I don't know what is sold in Germany.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 20 Jun 2013, 15:52
Or you know, use fanless air ventilators... (http://www.dyson.com/fans/fansandheaters/fans.aspx)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 20 Jun 2013, 15:54
My desktop computer has a very loud fan and I've found that over time I've become unable to sleep without the sound of it. That computer also tends to make my room about 5 to 10 degrees (F) warmer than the rest of the apartment, which might be part of why I tend to get into arguments with my roommate about the thermostat.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 20 Jun 2013, 16:24
Or you know, use fanless air ventilators... (http://www.dyson.com/fans/fansandheaters/fans.aspx)
Have you ever listened to one of those Dyson things? They employ jets of high velocity air, and are far from quiet. Fanless is a very dubious claim anyway. They have internal fans to generate the air-jets; you just can't see them.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 20 Jun 2013, 16:26
I am too poor, so no. I always wanted to try them though.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 21 Jun 2013, 15:49
Today it is just 16 degrees here (I'm in Devon at present) - and I'm wearing shorts.  Tomorrow will be cooler - and I won't!

Speaking of fans, yesterday I helped install a new computer cluster at work: loads of tiny fans which make an insane noise - I think this half-full rack has doubled the noise level in the computer room (which has 12 racks).  To give an idea of the amount of hot air to be moved, the current drawn by the rack when running its full-power benchmark is 37A (at 240V); we had to have a third air conditioning unit installed before we could install the cluster!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Lupercal on 22 Jun 2013, 02:28
Breaking news: Mother Nature cancels England's summer, prefers having a drawn-out spring after a 6-month winter.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 22 Jun 2013, 07:17
I want to move to England. I hate summer so much.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 22 Jun 2013, 09:23
Mother Nature hasn't cancelled Oklahoma's summer, but at least it's not as bad as it was the past couple years (so far). The forecast for the next week is only 95 F (35 C) every day.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Jun 2013, 12:57
Firestorms will continue across southern Colorado for the rest of the near future...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 22 Jun 2013, 14:58
Today it is just 16 degrees here (I'm in Devon at present) - and I'm wearing shorts.  Tomorrow will be cooler - and I won't!

And it rained too; I hadn't mentioned the rain? - well, it rained.  And it was cold.  And now I'm wearing my shorts again, because my jeans got soaking wet; in the rain (did I mention the rain?).

Tomorrow will be the same, but I'm going back to Oxford, so that might be a bit better (less rain; perhaps).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 22 Jun 2013, 21:46
Supermoon is super.  Outshines the streetlight on our corner (double shadows).  Walked the dogs to a dark area near the railroad tracks, it's clear as day out there. 

It's also called the Strawberry moon (US), or Rose moon (Europe). 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Lupercal on 23 Jun 2013, 10:09
I want to move to England. I hate summer so much.

Where do you live? I'm guessing its not somewhere in Scandinavia or Scotland, in which case I'll gladly swap with you.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 23 Jun 2013, 19:27
Haha, no. I'm in Maryland, east coast of the US.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 23 Jun 2013, 19:31
I lived in Hagerstown for two years. 

Yay, inversions! 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 23 Jun 2013, 20:26
Oh you poor...

... who am I kidding, I lived in Frostburg for 18 years.  :roll:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 23 Jun 2013, 20:37
Yeah I've been in Baltimore County/Baltimore City all my life.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Jimor on 29 Jun 2013, 02:49
Forecast: 108-109 F (42-43 C) for the next 4 days. And we're televising a baseball game on Monday. :-o
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 29 Jun 2013, 08:28
Only supposed to be in the lower 80s F (~28 C) for much of next week here. It'll be downright cold compared to the past couple summers we've had.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Jace on 29 Jun 2013, 09:27
Or you know, use fanless air ventilators... (http://www.dyson.com/fans/fansandheaters/fans.aspx)
Have you ever listened to one of those Dyson things? They employ jets of high velocity air, and are far from quiet. Fanless is a very dubious claim anyway. They have internal fans to generate the air-jets; you just can't see them.

Yeah but that terrible buffeting
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 29 Jun 2013, 12:48
It was supposed to reach a high of 120 F in Phoenix today. (That's about 49 C for those of you elsewhere.)

That type of weather is, "Don't even BOTHER going outside".
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Jun 2013, 16:34
It's 103F here today, 40% humidity to boot.

Oh god I hate summer.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: celticgeek on 29 Jun 2013, 17:58
It was supposed to reach a high of 120 F in Phoenix today. (That's about 49 C for those of you elsewhere.)

That type of weather is, "Don't even BOTHER going outside".


Absolutely! 

I only went to the grocery store, since we were out of food, but...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Jun 2013, 18:05
How much of it cooked on the way home? 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: celticgeek on 29 Jun 2013, 18:13
Most of it, but what the hell, it tasted good as we ate it in the car, on the way home.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Asterus on 29 Jun 2013, 19:14
Michigan's been weird. Wednesday was one of those rain-teasing days, but it didn't actually happen, which was good for the fireworks. Thursday ended up with a deluge and lightning that sprung up out of nowhere around 5-ish. Friday was Rain for 20 mins, sun for 40, then rain again for another 20... And today was perfect. Absolutely perfect while I was at work for 12 hours.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Jun 2013, 01:18
It was supposed to reach a high of 120 F in Phoenix today. (That's about 49 C for those of you elsewhere.)

That type of weather is, "Don't even BOTHER going outside".

Shit that was a cool day in Yuma. I think our record for a recorded high (on the flight line, which is always approx. 10 degrees hotter then the "normal" temp) was in the 140s. It was frigging miserable working outside in those conditions.

In other news it's raining a lot here. Thank the goddess.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Jun 2013, 03:17
Quote from: Wikipedia
On July 28, 1995, Yuma reached its all-time high of 124 F (51 C).

But that's beyond fun anyway!  And of course a microclimate, on a base for instance, could go higher locally.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Jun 2013, 08:57
I know we hit 140 on the flight line but it's not the actual temperature per say, it's the actual temp being super boosted by the massive slab of black that is the flight line. So it's very, very local to the flight line and attached hangars. They have the same issue at Sky Harbor now and then and actually have to shut down flight operations because it's literally too hot for safe operation.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 30 Jun 2013, 10:31
Southerner trick: hold your wrists under the faucet.  After a few seconds of cold water you'll feel your face getting cooler.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Jun 2013, 15:41
I know we hit 140 on the flight line but it's not the actual temperature per say, it's the actual temp being super boosted by the massive slab of black that is the flight line. So it's very, very local to the flight line and attached hangars.

Yeah, I guessed that was where the discrepancy came from, as I hinted.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Jimor on 30 Jun 2013, 22:39
19 firefighters (http://azstarnet.com/news/local/prescott-fire-department-confirms-firefighters-have-died-battling-yarnell-hill/article_4ecee892-e1fb-11e2-a48e-001a4bcf887a.html) died fighting a wildfire in Arizona. A couple of my uncles back in the day, and a couple of friends in more recent times, have spent time in services where they had to fight wildfires, and I keep hearing how brutal it can be, but this really brings it home that sometimes, there's nowhere to run.

Aside from stories of the unbelievable heat, they all also talked about how the best meals they've ever had were at base camp -- high-quality steaks etc., and as much as they could eat trying to keep up with a 7000+ calorie a day demand from their bodies.

To fallen heroes.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 30 Jun 2013, 23:04
Southerner trick: hold your wrists under the faucet.  After a few seconds of cold water you'll feel your face getting cooler.
that only works if its not too hot outside to even HAVE cold water in the pipes....
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 01 Jul 2013, 00:23
To fallen heroes.
And, in Australia, remember that the vast majority of bush firefighters are unpaid volunteers who routinely risk, and sometimes give, their lives in public service.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 Jul 2013, 21:14
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1001483_215908498556821_1216389315_n.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 06 Jul 2013, 12:48
This has been in my mind since the loss of the Mountain Hotshots.  I tend to think in song. 

Unfortunately, I couldn't remember the name of the song or the artist (this isn't the original version, but it's a damned good one). 

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: TinPenguin on 07 Jul 2013, 03:12
I want to move to England. I hate summer so much.

I will have you know we've heard about this 'summer' thing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01cb49l
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 07 Jul 2013, 04:10
Ugh, this multi-week cycle of pop-up rain is annoying to plan around.

At least it means that the high chance of rain for a multi-hour period doesn't actually apply to the whole multi-hour period, just for the one 5 minute squall that happens, and then everything is fine. So, covering my recumbent trike's seat is enough if I, say, cycle commute.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 07 Jul 2013, 10:19
I will have you know we've heard about this 'summer' thing.

By repute, that is.

(Actually, it was 28C here all day today.)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: valley_parade on 07 Jul 2013, 10:27
Aside from today and apparently Wednesday, this coming week looks like it'll actually be seasonable, upper 70s and low 80s. Maybe if I get a day off, I can finally play some more tennis.

Picked up a racket on the cheap over Memorial Day weekend, and between work and it either pouring or being 90F, I've only managed to get out and play twice.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 07 Jul 2013, 12:38
Ugh....it's been rough here. Rain and humidity like you wouldn't believe for about a week and now that the humidity has finally broken, we've had some serious heat. Hit 100 F today, coolest we could get our apartment was 84. Not anywhere near the craziness out west but we're definitely not used to this. Was going to gym but then said ohwellfuckthat.

Last night it was so hot that I put a bowl of water with some ice cubes in it outside for the stray cat that's been wandering around. Poor little guy looked like he was melting into the sidewalk.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 07 Jul 2013, 12:49
It's supposed to be in the upper 90s F (35-38 C) here this coming week. Typical summer weather around here. My apartment at least has a good air conditioning system, as long as my roommate doesn't turn the thermostat up.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Papersatan on 09 Jul 2013, 15:20
It has dropped nearly 20 degrees in the last hour (thanks to a huge windy storm).

It was 92 when I checked before, and it is now 73.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 15 Jul 2013, 07:50
It's currently raining and freakishly cold (for July, anyway), in the upper 50s F (~16 C).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 16 Jul 2013, 02:29
Riding home from work today, a thunderstorm broke overhead! There was barely an interval between lightning-flash and thunder-clap. It was rather awesome. And wet, very wet.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 21 Jul 2013, 08:19
It's supposed to be 27 C outside.

It's hotter than that in the bus I am taking. Thankfully, I have an improvised fan with me.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 21 Jul 2013, 08:45
9V battery block with a CPU fan?  :-D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 21 Jul 2013, 10:02
...off with your head.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Lupercal on 21 Jul 2013, 13:04
Last week, the Central Line on the London Underground was a balmy 34.5C.

HOTTER THAN BALI

And I've been braving that. At least I wasn't on the Circle Line (otherwise known as the Firey Circle of Hell). To my knowledge, most of the Tube trains have NO air conditioning...and we've got surface temperatures of 50C, warping the tracks in some cases!

Bloody love the sunshine though.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 21 Jul 2013, 13:20
Only 34.5C? That's the temperature it's been getting to around here, and it's been a very mild summer.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LTK on 22 Jul 2013, 03:14
It's getting hot enough to start describing the weather using profanities.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 22 Jul 2013, 03:19
I really need to shave today because my chin itches in the heat.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Jul 2013, 03:20
I always found it hilarious how people continuously moan about the weather. I mean, weather catastrophes I can get, but nobody seems to be happy about their weather.

Snow? It's horrible.
Rain? It's horrible.
30C? It's horrible.

I for one love the summer and always smile at the first snow of the year. I also enjoy walking through the snow. I don't like being sweaty, but hey, we're all human and everybody gets sweaty.

And I enjoy waking up at 7 o'clock and having the sun out.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Jul 2013, 03:23
I remember the last time I went to my old apartment, there's a 10 minute walk from the metro station to my place, and you have to walk through some greenery. As I did, it started to rain, but it was incredibly sunny outside. I hadn't seen a rainbow since I moved to Germany, and on my last day at the apartment where I lived 3 years, a beautiful rainbow appeared on top of it.

I didn't have any raincoats on or nothing, I was walking in a yellow shirt with white shorts (awesome in the rain, I know), but I had the widest grin on my face.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 22 Jul 2013, 03:29
I'm always happy when it's winter. Snow? Woohoo! -15C? Woohoo! Sun goes up late and goes down early? Woohoo!

I consider it annoying when it goes dark at like 23:15 and goes bright at like 03:40. Also I consider it annoying not to get much sleep any more because it's so frickin warm in my room. Even though I have two fans running and the windows open. Which leads to spiders.

I don't particularly like having my face dripping with sweat only for going 75m to the next store.

I'm not really cut out for the summer.

I was the guy who went to school wearing only a light jacket and a t-shirt when it was snowing outside. I like the cold.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 22 Jul 2013, 03:59
Masterpiece: I love snow, except that it's cold. And I LOVE spring. I like summer if it isn't above 25 C. And I HATE gloomy rainy autumns because they make me depressed.

Basically, give me a spring breeze, a temperature not above 25 degrees, and sun outside and I will like it.
My ranking of seasons is
spring
summer
winter
everything else
potato
autumn
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 22 Jul 2013, 04:45
I will gladly take anything under 15C.

Perfect weather: Sunny, snow on the ground, -10C, clear air and sky.

Ranking:
Winter
Spring
Autumn
Summer
Spiders
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 22 Jul 2013, 06:43
I don't really mind the 95F/35C weather here. It's better than the 115F/45C weather we had last summer.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 22 Jul 2013, 06:47
Winter is the best. I love the cold, I love snow, I love hoodie and coat weather. I love bundling up to walk to wherever in the winter. Or not - when I was in school I'd wear short sleeve shirts and jeans in the winter. Autumn is second best. Cold hoodie weather, rain, no need for either heat or AC. Spring is okay. It's getting too warm for hoodies and too humid. Summer fucking sucks. I like rain when it's warm, and I love the feeling of being outside on a hot day and going inside where there's AC. But heat and humidity are awful and I can't handle them.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 22 Jul 2013, 06:50
cesium: how humid is the air where you live? I can stand dry heat, but I can't stand humid heat like we currently have here. 65% RH at 26C.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 22 Jul 2013, 06:55
It varies. Oklahoma is in between a desert climate to the west and a humid subtropical climate to the south/southeast. This year it's been humid, last year we were in a bad drought, so it was dry. Right now, it's 79F/26C with a dewpoint of 72F/22C (79% RH).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 22 Jul 2013, 06:56
It's always disgustingly humid here. Ugh. I hate it.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 22 Jul 2013, 08:33
I looove spring and summer. I get sweaty more than a "normal" person, but I don't mind summer because everyone is sweaty! When I'm sweating my ass off in January, it makes me feel like some sort of mutant. Autumn and Winter make me depressed, so it's kinda hard to like them. I smile at the first snow...maybe the second as well. By the time the snow is all gray and dirty and gross and it's dark at 3pm....I'm a mess.

 Spring is by far my favorite season (only bad thing=allergies), followed by Summer at a close second (yay swimming!), then Autumn (only saved by the fact that my birthday is during this time of year), then Winter.

We've had a rough summer.....really humid and hitting 95-100F all last week...but I'll take it! Give me my pool, A/C and a nice, cold, fruity cocktail and we're golden.  8-)

....I won't be doing any hardcore bitching for another 18 weeks or so. :-P
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Jul 2013, 08:45
I'll stick to summer and spring. Winter is a miserable time of year.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 22 Jul 2013, 10:14
Around my area:

Winter: Cold, snowy. At least it's not hot.
Spring: Usually rainy, sometimes cold and snowy, sometimes hot and stormy.
Summer: Hot and stormy.
Fall: Sometimes hot and stormy, sometimes cold and snowy, occasionally cool and not stormy or rainy or anything!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 22 Jul 2013, 15:47
Last week, the Central Line on the London Underground was a balmy 34.5C.

Not that big a deal - it was 32 outside in Oxford today.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 23 Jul 2013, 12:49
Summer can fuck off. Spring and Autumn are where it's at. Gets dark at a good time, crisp, cool mornings, warm days, chilled evenings. And winter is beautiful, romantic, cold...

Okay, summer's not so bad. But it is too goddamn hot right now. I work in an office in a shirt and tie and it is pushing 30 goddamn degrees.

Hodgy man, you see that insane rain this morning? It leaked through the college's roof and killed one of our servers. I had to work in a classroom most of the day.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 23 Jul 2013, 13:34
Yeah - it delayed my leaving for work (by bike) for 30 minutes.  The end of my road was flooded over where the drains had blocked.  A nice little drink for the garden, though.

My server room is in the basement, below the water table.  As the building is quite new, it's good and watertight, but there is a pump in a sump.  The servers  are raised on a false floor with the networking above, but as the power is below on the real floor, any water in there would still play havoc. (Lots of power - I have a half rack of equipment, a cluster with 256 cores in blades with 16GB memory per core, and 250 TB of disks, that is taking 38 Amps when working flat out.)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 02 Aug 2013, 12:12
Yay. We had 32C today. My room (which is right under the roof) was 36C. Luckily it has cooled down a little now, so I only have 31C in my room now.

It is too fucking warm.

Everybody's cheerfulness about that makes my mood even worse.

I've had occasional headaches for several (non-consecutive) days now because of the heat. Thanks to Aspirin I can at least do stuff (and thanks to the non-consecutiveness of my headaches I could at least take Aspirin).

I feel like shit and want to take hourly showers because I'm always sticking with sweat.

I want to move somewhere where the Summer is as cold as our autumn and the winter even colder. Sadly Karlsruhe (where I'll probably move to) is even warmer than my town. According to some sources it's the warmest town in Germany. Fucking yay. I think I'll need to look for an AC.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 02 Aug 2013, 16:38
It's hot and humid here. Fuck.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 02 Aug 2013, 16:41
Where are you now?  Delaware yet?  Baltimore for the con? 

It's cool and breezy here.  Haven't needed the pool in weeks! 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 03 Aug 2013, 11:40
And here I was to grumble about how spring has finally arrived, in August for some reason.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 03 Aug 2013, 13:27
Where are you now?  Delaware yet?  Baltimore for the con? 


Delaware, con's this next weekend ^_^
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 07 Aug 2013, 09:16
Sadly Karlsruhe (where I'll probably move to) is even warmer than my town. According to some sources it's the warmest town in Germany. Fucking yay. I think I'll need to look for an AC.

I like Karlsruhe.  My son and family lived there for a couple of years (without an A/C).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 21 Oct 2013, 05:51
Bumping this thread to say that IT MIGHT SNOW HERE ON WEDNESDAY and I'm SO EXCITED.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Oct 2013, 07:05
It is cold here. I am not okay with this. Why would any one live in the North?

Unapologetic Desert Rat
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 21 Oct 2013, 07:49
I often wonder this myself.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 21 Oct 2013, 08:28
Lows in the 30's this weekend. 

Time to get the plastic out for the windows! 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 21 Oct 2013, 09:05
A cold front went though here last night. The low tonight is supposed to be 39F (4C). At my mom's house, though, it's supposed to snow on Thursday.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 21 Oct 2013, 09:12
This will be our first full winter with all new windows. I'm very excited not to be stocking up on Frost King right now. We ended up leaving it up through the spring because it helped trap the stink bugs that walked through our old windows like they weren't even there.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 21 Oct 2013, 09:28
it was 35F when I hopped in the truck for the morning commute.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 21 Oct 2013, 10:15
I was walking somewhere last night and wearing my coat, a long-sleeve but thin dress and a thin cardigan, and thinking that I was too warm and realising how ridiculous that is when it's winter. I'm too hot about 80% of the year, and then for the remaining 20% I'm a block of ice. I think my hypothalmus is broken.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 21 Oct 2013, 14:25
It is cold here. I am not okay with this. Why would any one live in the North?
Unapologetic Desert Rat
I don't like the cold either, and I have been very cold at night in the desert. Give me the steaming swamps any day.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 21 Oct 2013, 14:44
Any day, maybe. But what about at night? :P
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 21 Oct 2013, 16:06
Snow. It was flying around this afternoon. It wasn't the big fluffy stuff you see in movies, of course - but it was noticeable enough that you could recognize it as snow.

Fortunately, there wasn't enough moisture in the air for it to be thicker and able to cover the ground. The ground also hasn't frozen enough that it would stick, either.

Still - SNOW.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 21 Oct 2013, 21:57
Awesome!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Oct 2013, 06:12
Tis getting chilly. This is not cool. I still have models to assemble and paint!

I can't prime during the freezing coldness  :psyduck:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 22 Oct 2013, 09:19
You're working indoors, aren't you? 

Also, it's Delaware.  That's 90% below the mason-dixon line. 

I'm saving my sympathy for jwhouk. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 22 Oct 2013, 09:30
I can paint at temps down to 49F.  That the minimum suggested temp on the spray cans.
After I wash the minis, I dry & warm them in front of a small heater fan.
While they are still warm, I take them outside, spray'em, let them sit for 2-3 minutes; then return them to the drying/warming spot.  It works.
so long as your spray paint is 70-80F, and the mini's surface temp is about 70-80F; it will work.

What kills me is humidity.  :(
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Eris on 22 Oct 2013, 15:22
It's supposed to be 35C today, lots of wind. This is the third week that we've had a day like this, except now there have been awful bushfires all week and this is supposed to be fucking terrible. Public trasport is being cancelled, schools are being closed, yesterday there wasn't an evacuation notification but the firefighters were saying "Get the hell out of the area".

I hope this means that we get the bushfire season out of the way early, but I have a hunch it's just going to be a long one this year.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Oct 2013, 20:00
You're working indoors, aren't you? 

Also, it's Delaware.  That's 90% below the mason-dixon line. 

I'm saving my sympathy for jwhouk.

I'm 100% above the 45th line of latitude north.

And we're getting down into the 20's tonight. Supposed to have a chance or rain/snow this weekend.  :-P
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Oct 2013, 06:07
You're working indoors, aren't you? 



For my job or painting? I paint on a balcony because I live in a small apartment so gassing myself out with spraypaint is ill advised.

5C/43F here today.

I am going back West.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 25 Oct 2013, 08:05
Was 28F with hard frost today at 0655 when I hopped in the truck.
More of the same tomorrow AM.
By late Saturday it should be warm enough and extremely low humidity for the next few days to allow for plenty of spray painting.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 25 Oct 2013, 09:26
Why would any one live in the North?

Easy.  Where I have lived for most of my life:
- I have only felt 3 earthquakes, all minor
- No active volcanoes for thousands of miles in any direction
- Only 3 tornadoes in the area, all minor
- No poisonous animals native within 100 km in any direction.  None.
- I have never seen a cockroach outside a museum
- Variety of weather/seasons
- Spectacular autumns
- No population crush
- Fantastic air quality
- Amazingly long summer nights


I'm 100% above the 45th line of latitude north.

Yup.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 25 Oct 2013, 10:00
33 degrees F. I don't think we're going to see temps close to 10C/50F again for a while.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Oct 2013, 10:07
Why would any one live in the North?

Easy.  Where I have lived for most of my life:
- I have only felt 3 earthquakes, all minor
- No active volcanoes for thousands of miles in any direction
- Only 3 tornadoes in the area, all minor
- No poisonous animals native within 100 km in any direction.  None.
- I have never seen a cockroach outside a museum
- Variety of weather/seasons
- Spectacular autumns
- No population crush
- Fantastic air quality
- Amazingly long summer nights

The air quality here is terrible (Albeit I am not far to the North, but frankly the entire East coast has terrible air quality), and even small towns manage to be congested. Since I've moved here we've had one tornado (I've never even seen one before) and we do get hit with Northern Hurricanes. The poisonous animal thing... I dunno, I promise you there is something with poison around near you.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 25 Oct 2013, 10:13
I dunno, I promise you there is something with poison around near you.

Probably nothing more than a mushroom.  There is a species of endangered poisonous snake on the great lakes, but that's it for this part of the world.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Oct 2013, 10:17
You are in Canada correct? Brown Recluse and Black Widows, in Western Canada, Hobo Spiders.
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Post by: pwhodges on 25 Oct 2013, 16:16
The British Met Office still hasn't recovered from its failure to give any notice of the devastating storm we had in 1987.  As a result, ever since it has predicted storms at the drop of a hat - they're predicting one this weekend, so I expect it'll just be a bit windy.
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Post by: Akima on 25 Oct 2013, 16:16
You talk about poisonous creatures as if they were a bad thing...

Sydney last Monday.
(http://images.smh.com.au/2013/10/21/4847056/art-smoke-sydney-620x349.jpg)
Shanghai on any random bad dayl
(http://www.fma.com.au/cms/images/FMA_online/edition23/vic_ShanghaiDisappearingInSmog.jpg)
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Post by: Welu on 25 Oct 2013, 23:56
Rain and highs of 11 Celsius. Perfect stomping through fields and lakes for twelve hours weather.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 28 Oct 2013, 05:07
You talk about poisonous creatures as if they were a bad thing...

Well yes...   But more generally, it's a tradeoff.  It's not like colder climates have no benefits.  Outdoors/nature is fairly safe, natural disasters are rare here, and the change of seasons is often breathtakingly beautiful.  Plus, we get a ton of sunlight in the summer.
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Post by: Metope on 28 Oct 2013, 05:14
... and darkness in winter. Don't know where you are though, in Norway and Scotland however autumn and spring can be beautiful, but mostly it rains all autumn so it's a waste. In Norway especially spring is just a sludge of melting snow and mud, when it's finally gone it starts snowing again and you have to deal with it all over again. Not to mention frequent breakdowns of public transport and closed roads. Ugh I need to move somewhere warm.

it's true that Norway on a nice, sunny summer day is the most beautiful and wonderful place to be, but those days are so rare it's pointless to sacrifice the rest of the year for it.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 28 Oct 2013, 05:29
Yes, the darkness is the worst.  It's pretty soul crushing how short the days are in Nov/Dec/Jan.

I'm in Canada, I've been all over the northern half of Ontario. Mostly 47-50 degrees north, so not as far as northern Europe, although the weather is much less moderate.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Metope on 28 Oct 2013, 05:39
Oh yeah the only reason why Scandinavia is liveable is the mild current coming from the gulf of Mexico. It gets really cold inland, but the Norwegian coast is pretty mild compared to everywhere else at this latitude. If it wasn't for that current, Scandinavia would be another version of Greenland...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 28 Oct 2013, 05:54
I'm in Canada, I've been all over the northern half of Ontario. Mostly 47-50 degrees north, so not as far as northern Europe, although the weather is much less moderate.

Even London's further North (51.5 N) than that.  The Gulf Stream does a lot for North-Western Europe, as Metope says.  That's why the possibility that global warming might disrupt it is a particularly serious concern for us - we could end up a lot colder, even in a warmer world.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 28 Oct 2013, 06:13
Yes, the darkness is the worst.  It's pretty soul crushing how short the days are in Nov/Dec/Jan.

I'm in Canada, I've been all over the northern half of Ontario. Mostly 47-50 degrees north, so not as far as northern Europe, although the weather is much less moderate.
I went fishing with my dad a bunch of times near Espanola. The first time we went it was in July, and at night there was frost on the grass outside. Being 7 years old at the time I went swimming in the lake anyway.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 28 Oct 2013, 06:14
One new benefit of the cold, shitty weather here on my new home on this coast, Eastern type is these little guys!

(http://www.learner.org/jnorth/images/graphics/pde/woolly-bear_BobCongdon.jpg)

Woolly Bears! Aka Isabella Tiger Moth Caterpillars/Fuzzy Catepillars! They're so cute!
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Post by: 94ssd on 28 Oct 2013, 14:08
One new benefit of the cold, shitty weather here on my new home on this coast, Eastern type is these little guys!

(http://www.learner.org/jnorth/images/graphics/pde/woolly-bear_BobCongdon.jpg)

Woolly Bears! Aka Isabella Tiger Moth Caterpillars/Fuzzy Catepillars! They're so cute!

Used to predict winter around these parts. The 'winner' of the local Wolly Worm festival was almost completely brown, which supposedly prognosticates a mild winter.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 28 Oct 2013, 17:09
It's the same here, I have heard it both ways, that a thicker brown band is a harsher winter, and a thinner is mild, and vice versa. However wiki says the color of the fuzz can vary greatly in a single brood, so it's best to not trust the cute lil'critters for a weather forecast.
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Post by: celticgeek on 28 Oct 2013, 21:43
Speaking of the weather:  how are forumites in England and western Europe holding out, what with the weather being a pain and all? 

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Metope on 29 Oct 2013, 03:08
This is one of the few times it's been stormy in this region and Scotland didn't get any of it, just some on-off rain for a couple days. It's beautiful and sunny now, actually.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 29 Oct 2013, 04:24
The path of the storm was quite narrow, and missed me; it also passed at night.  Honestly, I wasn't really conscious of anything more than a windy walk with the dogs!

A tree fell on a railway line near Oxford, but that's it locally.  My wife's car journey to work in the morning (driving towards the main storm) was her easiest ever, as so many people had been panicked into staying in.  I believe there have been two deaths from the storm in England (13 in Europe altogether).  Also two people died in a gas explosion that is suspected to have been a result of storm damage.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 29 Oct 2013, 04:30
Ah, I was going to say that the news keeps announcing four deaths but the last part of your sentence explains that. Here, in the Welsh borders of Shropshire, the storm didn't really hit but the weather is unsettling - half an hour ago there were bright blue skies and brilliant sunshine, and now it is drizzling quite heavily and I had to sprint out to fetch the washing in.
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Post by: ev4n on 29 Oct 2013, 05:33
It's possible that I have cousins in Shropshire.  Of course, given that I'm not sure where my paternal grandmother is from, it's possible that I have cousins pretty much anywhere in England.  (maybe pwhodges or barmymoo are related to me.  or not)

As for weather, second time having to scrape the windshield on the way to swimming.  Also, had to switch from the windbreaker to the fleece, since it was -4C.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Oct 2013, 05:49
It's really nice today. According to one of my coworkers we might be looking at a warm spell the next couple days.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 29 Oct 2013, 08:52
It's pretty warm here today, in the 70s F. We're supposed to get severe thunderstorms tomorrow, though.
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Post by: ev4n on 30 Oct 2013, 04:27
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Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 30 Oct 2013, 05:33
DO NOT SHOW DIRTY PHOTOS LIKE THAT ON HERE!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Oct 2013, 06:05
It is raining. A cold, frozen, misty, hate rain.

I am going to go purchase a trench coat and become a private detective. The weather demands it.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Nov 2013, 20:49
Snow. Tomorrow. Fuck.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 11 Nov 2013, 21:36
No snow forecast here, but the forecast for tonight in OKC is freezing rain (I'm about 20 miles south of OKC, where the forecast is regular rain).
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Post by: jwhouk on 12 Nov 2013, 07:07
Snowed yesterday morning. Had a trace still on the grass when I went into work last night. About, oh, 14F.
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Post by: 94ssd on 12 Nov 2013, 07:51
It was so warm and sunny at 9 this morning when I went to class that I almost didn't bring a jacket, but I remembered it was supposed to snow later.

I get out of class at 10:30. The skies are gray, it feels at least 10 degrees colder, and the wind is blowing strong. Now there's a bit of a freezing rain drizzle happening.
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Post by: 94ssd on 16 Nov 2013, 05:27
Can't see jack-shit because of SUPER-FOG (dun dun duuuuuunnnnnn), a combination of regular fog and smoke from the fire. Was going to drive somewhere, I think I'll try walking.

Air quality is code-red, visibility is almost 0, and there won't be any rain to clear this shit out until late tonight.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Nov 2013, 21:26
Apparently it's going to be warming up here a little
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Post by: Loki on 16 Nov 2013, 23:46
We also had fog yesterday evening. Couldn't see twenty meters wide. Was really nice with the street lights diffusing their light.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 18 Nov 2013, 08:46
It was super windy last night.  Woke me up more than once.  Which.  I.  Did.  Not.  Need.  :(
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Post by: Thrillho on 18 Nov 2013, 10:52
It was raining and cold in the north. Not like the shitty cold and rain down here. PROPER cold and rain. I miss it like a limb, every single day of my life.
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Post by: 94ssd on 18 Nov 2013, 10:59
It was super windy last night.  Woke me up more than once.  Which.  I.  Did.  Not.  Need.  :(

It was really windy this morning when I was walking to class, and I was late so I looked like a real mess walking in.

Good news is that the smoke is mostly gone for the first time in almost a week.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 18 Nov 2013, 11:01
I hope our Midwestern forumites are all in one piece, I was really alarmed to see on the news that people have died :(
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 18 Nov 2013, 14:51
Windy with snow up here. It was a bit surreal.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 19 Nov 2013, 14:28
I hope our Midwestern forumites are all in one piece, I was really alarmed to see on the news that people have died :(
Yeah :(. We had wild weather at about the same time. The TV news led with a story about a storm blowing the roof off a shopping mall at Hornsby (northern outskirts of Sydney), trees down, flash floods etc. and I was thinking "Wow, that's bad!" Then they switched to a report on the tornadoes in Illinois, and I thought "Argh, that's worse!" Then there was more on the continuing relief efforts in the Philippines, and I thought "Count your blessings!" :cry:

In my district, we had no worse than thunderstorms, very heavy rain (great fun for cycling) and moderately high winds, so we were OK but for a mess in the yard.
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Post by: calenlass on 19 Nov 2013, 16:59
holy shit, guys, there was snow the other day in georgia

in november



not in atlanta, of course, because it's a giant concrete incubator, but around in other parts there was
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Post by: cesium133 on 21 Nov 2013, 07:20
Apparently there's supposed to be an ice storm here tomorrow. As long as the power doesn't go out, I don't really care that much. Of course the power will probably go out.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 21 Nov 2013, 10:18
We had snow on Tuesday - only for about thirty seconds but it was there.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 21 Nov 2013, 10:29
Sheffield had snow yesterday.
Obviously it weren't proper snow what like we had when I were a lad but aye snow nonetheless.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Nov 2013, 05:28
Oh dear, don't say things like that. I'm going camping in Edale this weekend and really really don't want the trains to be delayed.

It drives me insane when the announcement is "We apologise that the x.xx train to [location] is delayed due to slippery rail conditions". It's England. It's November. It is definitely going to rain.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 22 Nov 2013, 06:18
The snow didn't actually last the night and the low ground will be clear again. I reckon trains will be fine in the valley. It's been a bit nippy here though and it may be a bit icy up on the tops. I've not been out in the Peaks for a few weeks though so I'm not certain. Skiddaw and Ben Cawthra up in the Lakes were snow capped a couple of weekends ago which was a very pretty.

Of course if you do get stuck, feel free to give us a shout. Also, if you're found waiting a bit in Sheffield (presuming you're coming through here) The Sheffield Tap at the station is one of the finest station pubs in the country.
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Post by: pwhodges on 22 Nov 2013, 06:38
It drives me insane when the announcement is "We apologise that the x.xx train to [location] is delayed due to slippery rail conditions". It's England. It's November. It is definitely going to rain.

You're forgetting.  It's autumn, so the problem is not the rain, but the wrong sort of leaves.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Nov 2013, 09:37
My favourite "you'll be late to work again, suckers" announcement came on a dry, sunny Tuesday morning when I swear I heard over the tannoy that the delay was due to a lightning strike.
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Post by: 94ssd on 22 Nov 2013, 12:23
Oh dear, don't say things like that. I'm going camping in Edale this weekend and really really don't want the trains to be delayed.

It drives me insane when the announcement is "We apologise that the x.xx train to [location] is delayed due to slippery rail conditions". It's England. It's November. It is definitely going to rain.

Last winter the school system had a 2-hour delay due to excessive cold. No snow, but it was 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 22 Nov 2013, 12:26
I was amused when I saw an email earlier today from the graduate college saying some event they were going to have tonight was cancelled because of "potential cold/windy conditions".
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Post by: celticgeek on 24 Nov 2013, 16:14
The rain gauge in my back yard indicates that we have had 3.4 inches of rain since Thursday evening. 

Phoenix, Arizona
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 25 Nov 2013, 01:12
You're forgetting.  It's autumn, so the problem is not the rain, but the wrong sort of leaves.
From time to time (including during the storms last week) our public transport is disrupted by the wrong sort of waves.
(http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2007/06/08/1111119/621331-storms-lash-sydney.jpg)
(http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2007/06/08/1111119/621333-storms-lash-sydney.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 25 Nov 2013, 03:10
Last winter the school system had a 2-hour delay due to excessive cold. No snow, but it was 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

That is because it takes longer for the buses (which run on diesel fuel) to warm up. Diesel fuel has this bad habit of gelling up at temps around 0F.
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Post by: ev4n on 25 Nov 2013, 04:53
Snowed yesterday and stayed.  It probably isn't permenant, but it's still here.

Every November, I am reminded that by the time the snow falls, it's bleak and dreary outside with dead grass and leaves fallen that, aesthetically, the world really needs some snow.

So pretty.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Nov 2013, 07:12
It was 40 degrees in the office this morning. Fuck.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 25 Nov 2013, 07:21
when I got out the truck at 0715, it was 17F.

fuuuu-uuCK
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 25 Nov 2013, 08:56
I am so lost on farenheight temperatures.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 25 Nov 2013, 09:29
I remember Canada officially changing to celsius, but i still encounter fahrenheit from time to time even in Canada.  So for me it's never really been a big deal.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Nov 2013, 09:49
40 Farenheit is roughly 4 degrees celsius, while 17F is -8.3C, my record low (without wind chill) is -50F, or -45.5.

For the curious my record high is 60C (aka 140F)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 25 Nov 2013, 10:03
The cold isn't all that notable (but it is COLD), but the high is presumably indoors, since it's higher than the world record for measured temp.
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Post by: ev4n on 25 Nov 2013, 10:12
Speaking of records from wiki, um WOW:

Quote
Rain

    Most in one minute: 38 mm (1.5 in); Barot, Guadeloupe, 26 November 1970.
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Post by: Grognard on 25 Nov 2013, 10:50
to translated F to C.
17F = -8C
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 25 Nov 2013, 13:29
The cold isn't all that notable (but it is COLD), but the high is presumably indoors, since it's higher than the world record for measured temp.
Don't forget that official world records are for specific conditions: Two meters above the ground, and shielded from direct sunlight. It is perfectly possible to experience and measure higher temperatures locally.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 25 Nov 2013, 13:34
Thinking of records, I live about ten miles from where the fastest wind speed on Earth was recorded: 48432 km/h (30120 mph).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 25 Nov 2013, 13:52
I am so lost on farenheight temperatures.

0F = -18C. So it was definitely cold when they had the school cancellation I mentioned, and I guess I can understand their justification (which was that the school buses and even some school buildings have poor heating, so it would be unsafe for the children). '

When I was in elementary school in Ohio, we had "indoor recess" if it was below 10F or if the windchill was below 0.

Then when I was in high school in North Carolina, stuff like football games would be cancelled or delayed because it was too hot. One year our homecoming got rescheduled because it was still going to be over 100 at 6 in the evening.

Hottest I've experienced was 105, and I had to spend most of that day outside working at a summer camp. Coldest I've experienced is -20, which was not in Cleveland but actually atop Grandfather Mountain in NC.
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Post by: 94ssd on 25 Nov 2013, 20:54
"And it's beginning to snow." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nVcUkol3Eg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 25 Nov 2013, 22:02
I hope it snows this year. West Coast people can't handle driving in the snow so school would be totally closed down. One has to realize the coldest temperature I can remember was a balmy -10C (14 F). If there's even an inch of snow everyone freaks out and most people can't even use their driveways. My friend from Toronto just laughs at us. There's a bit of chill in the air lately too, so maybe I'll finally get my snow day that I've been waiting a good 13 years for

I totally thought this was a Nightvale thread at first
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Post by: Loki on 26 Nov 2013, 00:43
Aand the snow is at our place now.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Nov 2013, 04:16
The cold isn't all that notable (but it is COLD), but the high is presumably indoors, since it's higher than the world record for measured temp.
Don't forget that official world records are for specific conditions: Two meters above the ground, and shielded from direct sunlight. It is perfectly possible to experience and measure higher temperatures locally.

The cold was notable to me because I was out in it for two weeks with minimal food and shelter. Add in a 10 degree + wind chill and you have yourself some misery.

The heat was quite simply created. Stupid hot day (common in the Sonoran desert, shit gets hot out there) then you add in a very, very, very large black tarmac that is just soaking up heat. Throw in lots of heavy equipment with large engines radiating heat and the numbers start to make sense. On any given airfield it's easily 10 degrees or more warmer then the surrounding area. So the Ambient temperature we worked in on a day to day basis (you spend a lot of time outside in the military) was 115 to well over 120 degrees, hitting our record spike was fun though! I'm just glad we didn't get a SAR call.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 26 Nov 2013, 06:57
Yes, the restrictions on "hottest temperature" are precisely becuase so many human factors increase the actual air temperature.

Sound like anywhere from 10-20 cm of snow today.  I used to live further north and get less snow.  Stupid lake effect.  :(

Coldest day for me might just be the only time we ever got sent home from school.  It was in the -40s I think, and the wind was making the power lines whistle.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 26 Nov 2013, 17:28
What kind of backwards-ass world is it where the high temperature occurs before sunrise. That's okay, after a full day of driving rain I welcome the snow tomorrow with open arms.

I went to the NOAA website to check the weather. Currently for my area there is a Flood Watch, Winter Storm Warning, and High Wind Warning.
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Post by: jwhouk on 26 Nov 2013, 18:13
...Oh, I didn't know you lived in the UP.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 26 Nov 2013, 19:25
...Oh, I didn't know you lived in the UP.

Would they even give warnings for those conditions up there? I thought they just called it "a normal day."
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 26 Nov 2013, 19:54
2 inches of snow last night.  Rain all day.  Freezing rain now. 

The world looks like a glazed donut, and is just about as slick as can be. 


At midnight I get to go pick up my daughter from work...  :-D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 27 Nov 2013, 04:52
So apparently my university's philosophy is "most people left for break already, let the rest fend for themselves," because roads on campus are neither salted nor plowed.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Nov 2013, 05:44
I admire this Darwinian policy on the part of your University. Avoids law suits for the most part while producing stronger graduates by killing off the weak ones.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 27 Nov 2013, 06:40
The roads here are never salted or plowed, because the city and the university don't have any plows or salt spreaders.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 27 Nov 2013, 06:41
I think we had more like 6 inches (15cm) of snow.  It's very pretty, but the commute sucked. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 27 Nov 2013, 06:48
I am actually snowed in. In all my years of living in snow-blasted hellholes this has never happened to me before.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 27 Nov 2013, 07:25
We got a few flurries yesterday but nothing stuck. All turned to rain after 3pm and it's still raining now. I'm definitely NOT complaining, but it's odd. Whenever there is snow anywhere in the Northeast US, we usually get hammered with it!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Nov 2013, 07:50
No snow today. All driving, frigid hate rain.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Nov 2013, 08:01
The roads here are never salted or plowed

Giggidy.

because the city and the university don't have any plows or salt spreaders.

...Giggidy?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 27 Nov 2013, 08:05
Considering the age and condition of the roads around here, that would likely fall into the "granny porn" category. Which I suppose Quagmire would still be into.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 27 Nov 2013, 10:05
IT'S BEEN HAPPILY DRY HERE FOR DA why is this al in capitals? I [romise I am not drunf I am trying to type with one hand uand a book over the keys

Right, I have finished eating my gluten-free, vegan pizza (it was about as good as you'd expect) and removed the book from the keyboard. It's been happily dry here for days, which makes cycling to uni much more pleasant. Today, however, I got the train... and of course it was delayed. There was no bad weather to blame, so this time it was an electrical fault.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 27 Nov 2013, 11:21
Occasional showers here. While it's dry and warm enough to ride around quite happily, Atlas is just filthy and my bike keeps getting coated in filth.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 27 Nov 2013, 15:07
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Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 27 Nov 2013, 20:40
I was riding in a bus a little while ago, and all of a sudden an emergency alert broke in for a high wind warning. Including in that warning was that "high profile vehicles" could be blown over...didn't help make my trip anymore comfortable.

The snow's pretty much stopped now. Also I was in a hurry and couldn't find my gloves, so I made the mistake of leaving without them. Now think I have an idea of what the beginnings of frostbite (before permanent damage is done) feels like, because when I came in out of the cold my thumb (just one thumb) was red and throbbing and hurt like all hell for like 30 minutes.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 28 Nov 2013, 00:40
The roads here are never salted or plowed
Same here in Sydney...  :-D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 28 Nov 2013, 18:39
Yeah, but we actually get snow every once in a while here.   :-D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 05 Dec 2013, 09:09
So it's a bit windy here. Nothing big.

But in my hometown basically everything is closed and shut down because of one of the most severe storms for a few decades. Winds with over 200km/h. Damn.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 05 Dec 2013, 11:17
200... (Tries to do math, fails) thats's 125 mph?????

Good GOD, man, how are you still managing to POST stuff?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 05 Dec 2013, 11:20
Yeah, when we had a storm a couple years ago with 90 mph winds, it knocked out power for the entire city.
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Post by: ankhtahr on 05 Dec 2013, 11:30
Well, here we don't have a lot of wind. It's my hometown, where it's so bad. I'm a bit afraid, as during the last storm the roof of my grandparents' house was damaged, and I'm not sure if they had it repaired yet. Gratned, they live about 100km north from my hometown, but it's supposed to be pretty bad there as well.

Also the 200km/h are not constant. Currently the average seems to be at 25 m/s, so about 90 km/h/56 mph

I'm lying in bed, still slightly feverish, safely in my basement room about 700km south of my hometown.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 06 Dec 2013, 20:25
Today: Warm and sunny
Tomorrow: Cold and rainy
Sunday: Colder and snowing
Monday: Warmer and raining
Tuesday: Cold and raining

I love the occasional rainstorm, but I am not looking forward to being drenched for the next 4 days except for the one day in the middle where I'm frozen.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 07 Dec 2013, 01:11
Some weather produced the highest tidal surge in Eastern England for 60 years:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-25260074 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-25260074)
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/dec/06/east-coast-surge-wildlife-homes-pier-norfolk (http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/dec/06/east-coast-surge-wildlife-homes-pier-norfolk)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 07 Dec 2013, 09:49
It is currently -2F (-19C) in my neck of the North Woods.

The predicted low for tonight? -17F (-27C).

And that DOESN'T include the wind chill.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LeeC on 09 Dec 2013, 13:44
snow and freezing rain where I am.  The snow it slushy now but everything is glazed in thick ice.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 09 Dec 2013, 14:11
snow and freezing rain where I am.  The snow it slushy now but everything is glazed in thick ice.

That is when the fun starts.

On another note - there was a major snowstorm that hit my hometown in Racine on Sunday. Huge accident on the main freeway that essentially bisects the county. At least one person dead in the accident, tons of others hurt, and somehow someone lost their dog in the whole thing.

The freeway is still "rural" in that part of the county, though there's more in the way of population down there than there is up here where I live now. They had to divert traffic off the main Interstate and onto the side frontage road five miles to the north.

Up here, we're starting our crazy mid-January weather patterns - drop below zero during the night, and then when it starts to warm up in the morning, flurries hit. As an idea: it's currently right at 0F; it's supposed to get down to -15F for a low this evening; then - as it warms up to 8F tomorrow, it's supposed to snow in the morning. Add in 14 mph winds, which make the wind chill OMGWTFFMAO, and you get what a "Tuesday in North Central Wisconsin" is like.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 09 Dec 2013, 18:04
The Northerners around here may get a kick out of what the city here uses to plow its roads (http://photos.normantranscript.com/EventPhotos/Snow-Day/35199677_q3qjRZ#!i=2952380899&k=J69Kv5S&lb=1&s=M).
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Post by: bhtooefr on 09 Dec 2013, 18:10
Hey, I lived on a gravel road where the township used a grader to do that.

Mind you, there wasn't a stoplight in the township...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 09 Dec 2013, 19:24
The Northerners around here may get a kick out of what the city here uses to plow its roads (http://photos.normantranscript.com/EventPhotos/Snow-Day/35199677_q3qjRZ#!i=2952380899&k=J69Kv5S&lb=1&s=M).


...Yes? They use those - and front end loaders - to clear our parking lot.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 09 Dec 2013, 19:40
Yesterday I overheard someone compare the weather to "The Frozen 9th circle of Hell" from Dante's Inferno. Very apt comparison considering all the damn ice. I wish there'd been some snow to make things pretty.

Just like my ice-scraper, my windshield wipers have fallen victim to the freezing rain. This morning they were frozen to my windshield. When I tried to pull one off, the rubber part came clean off the rest of the blade and stayed stuck to the glass. The other one didn't fare too well either. A lesson to anyone who is considering just buying the cheapest wiper blades in the shop like I did.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 09 Dec 2013, 20:04
There are times I wonder if the prophets and all from the OT got it wrong: hell isn't a burning lake of fire. It's -40F forever.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 09 Dec 2013, 20:29
The Brazilian professor we collaborate with has a saying: "American Hell is hot. Brazilian Hell is cold."
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LeeC on 09 Dec 2013, 20:31
I'm really hoping part 2 of the storm closes the office so I don't have to go in tomorrow....
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 10 Dec 2013, 05:39
The Northerners around here may get a kick out of what the city here uses to plow its roads (http://photos.normantranscript.com/EventPhotos/Snow-Day/35199677_q3qjRZ#!i=2952380899&k=J69Kv5S&lb=1&s=M).

Naw see that all the time.  More for parking lots maybe, since we generally need snowplow/sander/slater combo, but still, nothing overly unusual there.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Dec 2013, 05:42
Snowing HARD here now. Driving to work was a real son of a bitch, driving home? Oh shit I might just spend the night at work >.>;
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 10 Dec 2013, 10:10
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Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 10 Dec 2013, 14:05
Pretty sure if I saw that in the flesh I would write a song immediately.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 11 Dec 2013, 23:33
It actually got cold here for the last couple of days! All the way down to -7C (19.4F) during the day. Everyone was complaining about the cold, but it was completely clear skies so at least we didn't have to worry about snow. Though having an actual snow day would make my entire life have meaning.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 12 Dec 2013, 06:15
Oh goodness. It felt like minus 20 C this morning at 5:30am getting into the car, but the stars.  Oh the glorious stars.  And Jupiter was in Gemini.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Dec 2013, 09:30
That's what she said!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 12 Dec 2013, 10:03
Here's a photo my friend's mom took of the ice storm on Tuesday morning...
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/a61a08191df2d59776987eca209acaac/tumblr_mxlcykkGAv1qhqupto1_1280.jpg)
I drove to work in that shit.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 12 Dec 2013, 13:37
Meh. We had that stuff last week.

;)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Dec 2013, 04:47
First snow in Egypt for 112 years:
http://twitchy.com/2013/12/13/snow-in-the-middle-east-amazing-photos-tell-the-story/ (http://twitchy.com/2013/12/13/snow-in-the-middle-east-amazing-photos-tell-the-story/)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Dec 2013, 04:57
What is really depressing about that is the commenters going "hahaha global warming doesn't exist and this is PROOF!".
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 14 Dec 2013, 06:23
It is freezing thunderstorming. I did not know this was possible.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Dec 2013, 08:18
What is really depressing about that is the commenters going "hahaha global warming doesn't exist and this is PROOF!".

It's proof of climate change that's for sure.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Dec 2013, 09:28
No no no, climate change is just something they invented when it became apparent that global warming is A FAKE CONSPIRACY TO STEAL OUR CARS or something.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: blacksinow on 14 Dec 2013, 11:13
You want to read something funny about how people where I live think about the winter and summer? Read THIS!

http://sledcamerahill.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/you-know-youre-from-northern-kentucky-when/
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Dec 2013, 11:50
It's proof of climate change that's for sure.

Though of course no single event is proof of anything much other than that it happened.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 14 Dec 2013, 12:55
No no no, climate change is just something they invented when it became apparent that global warming is A FAKE CONSPIRACY TO STEAL OUR CARS or something.

It's one big conspiracy designed to clean our air and water, make us energy independent and ween us off of finate fossil fuels, and save us money in the long run. EEEEVVVVIIIILLLL.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Dec 2013, 15:14
It's proof of climate change that's for sure.

Though of course no single event is proof of anything much other than that it happened.

Mhmm. Just remember kids, when our parents were young (Well. Those of us belonging to Gen X and the Millennials any way) the freak out du jour was human induced global cooling.

Snowing and raining, and generally sucking is the weather here.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Dec 2013, 15:33
when our parents were young [...] the freak out du jour was human induced global cooling.

I guess I fit that demographic, so I'll bite - our freak-out was not climatic at all; it was the imminence of global nuclear war and the likely long-term effects (including the so-called "nuclear winter").
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Dec 2013, 15:52
*the environmental freak out du jour :P

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Dec 2013, 16:01
My awareness of the environment (in this sense) was at that time limited to stuff about the Romans growing vines in England (which restarted last century after being impractical for over a millennium); changes in sea level (as the British Isles tilted) causing the Isle of Thanet (part of Kent) to change from being an island as it was in Roman times to being part of the mainland; and the river Thames at London freezing over in Tudor times sufficiently for bonfires to be built on it to roast oxen (I saw it frozen right across in my childhood as far downstream as Reading, 40 miles from London, but not strongly enough to walk on, let alone build a bonfire).

And nuclear winter, as mentioned above.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: blacksinow on 14 Dec 2013, 23:33
Where I live, snow is known as the white death. People panic in droves just to pick up days worth of supplies as though they were stocking up their bunkers for the cold war. Kid you not, people around here are scared to death of the snow, to the point that it is funny.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 16 Dec 2013, 01:22
What is really depressing about that is the commenters going "hahaha global warming doesn't exist and this is PROOF!".
Our Prime Minister is probably doing the same...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 16 Dec 2013, 10:16
My husband is in Florida for work this week. I am not.  :cry:
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b291/bainidhedub/weathergame_zpsb6656120.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 18 Dec 2013, 07:08
Update: He keeps sending me pictures of palm trees and people wearing shorts & t-shirts. I told him I'm going to return his Christmas presents if he keeps it up.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 18 Dec 2013, 10:55
If he is sending you pix of things your're missing (palm trees, etc) send him a risque pic of yourself....
guess what he is missing  :D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 19 Dec 2013, 07:16
Oh believe me the thought has crossed his mind
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 19 Dec 2013, 10:40
I flew into Baltimore yesterday and drove up to my mom's house... the weather the past few days back in Oklahoma has been in the 60s. Here it's just freaking cold (though it is supposed to warm up by the weekend).  :psyduck:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 20 Dec 2013, 00:52
It wad 42C (about 108F) in the city today... The BOM rep on the news this evening said that so far 2013 has been the hottest year in Sydney since records began. And January is usually the hottest month of the year; I wonder if we'll top 45C?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 20 Dec 2013, 09:24
Meanwhile, we've been at pretty much the opposite end of the spectrum up here. We've been getting down to -24C (-12F) a couple of times this month, and those are normally January and February temps.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 20 Dec 2013, 19:31
I flew into Baltimore yesterday and drove up to my mom's house... the weather the past few days back in Oklahoma has been in the 60s. Here it's just freaking cold (though it is supposed to warm up by the weekend).  :psyduck:
And now the weather has reversed. It's supposed to get into the 60s here in Maryland tomorrow, and Oklahoma is getting an ice storm. Glad I'm here and not there.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 22 Dec 2013, 09:48
Just a few days ago, it was 17F and we had over a foot of snow.




Now, it's 63 and all the snow is gone.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 24 Dec 2013, 01:30
A bit of wind in England last night. A bit of picking up fence panels in Guildford this morning.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 24 Dec 2013, 07:32
It looks a bit weird out there right now. There's no snow on the trees or grass or any other surfaces, but the road is snow-covered.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 24 Dec 2013, 07:46
Well, it's stopped snowing for the time being.

Only problem? IT'S -11 BELOW OUT THERE.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 27 Dec 2013, 20:55
Ohhhhhhh boy.

I go back to work Sunday night.

The projected overnight low for my first night back at work... is -21 below.

That's cold, no matter WHAT temperature scale you're using.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 06 Jan 2014, 20:16
So it's about -4 out now. I went outside for a bit, and my thoughts went like this:

"Meh, not that cold"
*wind blows*
"Oh shit"
*wind gusts*
"SHIT RUN BACK INSIDE I'M FREEZING I DON'T WANT TO DIE LIKE THIS"
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 07 Jan 2014, 01:35
It's -7 F (about -22 C). 

My car has no heat. 

The dogs need a walk. 


Fuck me.  I'm going to die the death of a popsicle. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 07 Jan 2014, 03:52
An exceptionally warm winter here so far. We got a little bit of sleet once in late October, but no snow since, and the daytime highs in low 40s (= +5 degrees Celsius). Looks like chances of skiing this year will be low. OTOH the roads are clear of ice, so I could ride my bike to work (if/when so inclined). Also the winter-orienteering season feels a lot more inviting now than the last couple of seasons.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 07 Jan 2014, 04:19
-7 F, and my car's battery has decided to throw in the towel. Barely made it past 3 years, even. For shame.

And, the annoying part of a 19.5:1 compression diesel engine with nice high current glow plugs... the OE battery is an 80 Ah, 790 CCA monster. Basically, big, heavy, and expensive.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Jan 2014, 05:49
And now your PonyMarine weather report.

It's fucking balls cold here. Back to you in the studio you centrally heated bastards.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 07 Jan 2014, 06:14
Wife didn't have to go into work yesterday. She won't have to go in until this afternoon.

It didn't occur to me to try to start her car yesterday.

I did so this morning.

Dead as a doornail.

Oh, by the way - my car's thermometer said "-22F" all the way home from work.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 07 Jan 2014, 06:52
Just a few days ago, it was 17F and we had over a foot of snow.




Now, it's 63 and all the snow is gone.  :psyduck:


Remember this? It happened again!! We had a snowstorm Thursday/Friday. Got over a foot of snow. By yesterday morning it was 90% melted and the thermometer was reading 56. Now, it's a whopping 6 (-13 w/windchill).


WTF, weather??? It's so bad that The Fucking Weather (http://www.thefuckingweather.com/?where=12601) site is broken.  :-(


*edit to add that apparently, it will be 52 here on Saturday. Again, I say: WTF.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 07 Jan 2014, 06:58
I checked what the weather is where my mom lives, and the weather site there is down, so I checked the next one over (http://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/K2G4.html)... -13F, with a wind chill of -38F.

And I tried going to the Fucking Weather site without specifying a city, and I got:
Quote
254?!
ITS FUCKING...ARE YOU OKAY?
AND SNOWING

TAKE IT OFF!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 07 Jan 2014, 07:21
I always leave the house with wet hair in the morning, if I'm getting a ride to work. This morning my hair froze solid within a minute of leaving the building.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 07 Jan 2014, 09:01
Be wary of doing that, I used to leave the house with wet hair and walk up to school from the bus (maybe fifteen minutes) and when my hair froze, it would sometimes splinter and fall off. I quite liked the snowfall that happened when I combed it though and all the ice came off.

My friend told me last night that she has to get a new car because her old one "died of flood". There's a lot of that about in England at the moment.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 07 Jan 2014, 10:20
I just cycled back from central Oxford across the water meadows by the river Cherwell.   The water was about 25" deep on the path for a couple of hundred yards, about 2" below the level it reached in July 2007.  It seemed a lot harder work cycling through it in the dark than when it was light, for some reason.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 07 Jan 2014, 15:06
Welp, tomorrow is going to be huge suckage.

We still have the Wind Chill Advisory until tomorrow at noon. That was about the time I was supposed to be in some training on 1st shift tomorrow. It was cancelled - but I wasn't transferred back to third shift. This means I'm going to be working 16 hours straight as of tonight - and half of that time will be in an undisclosed location that I won't know until I get into work.

Oh, and in regards to my last post? I won't be able to do anything about the car until tomorrow afternoon. It's likely going to need to be jump started just to get to the shop where I can get a new battery installed.  :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 07 Jan 2014, 15:18
I just cycled back from central Oxford across the water meadows by the river Cherwell.   The water was about 25" deep on the path for a couple of hundred yards, about 2" below the level it reached in July 2007.  It seemed a lot harder work cycling through it in the dark than when it was light, for some reason.
Riding through water that deep in winter is pretty hard-core! Were your wellies tall enough to keep your feet dry?

It's gone freakishly cold here by Sydney summer standards; it was 18C (~64F) when I rode to work this morning.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 07 Jan 2014, 15:22
I just got a new battery into my car.

In my apartment parking lot.

Where there's no shelter. Especially from the wind.

FUCKITSCOLD!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 07 Jan 2014, 16:11
Were your wellies tall enough to keep your feet dry?

Wellies?  I was wearing sandals, no socks (as usual), and jeans - I rolled the jeans up to the knees, and they got only a bit damp (from splashing, not submersion).  The sandals are synthetic, and dry out pretty quickly; I wear them very loose, so rubbing isn't a problem.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 07 Jan 2014, 21:02
My trip back home has had to be postponed because the roads were closed going to the train station where the train, which was canceled, should have left to connect with the train home which was canceled, at least I think it is one that got canceled and wasn't the one that got stranded.

It's the first time since I bought the Icelandic wool sweater that I've been near weather it couldn't handle.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 07 Jan 2014, 22:20
I was wearing sandals, no socks (as usual), and jeans - I rolled the jeans up to the knees, and they got only a bit damp (from splashing, not submersion).  The sandals are synthetic, and dry out pretty quickly; I wear them very loose, so rubbing isn't a problem.
Definitely hard-core (http://www.icebike.org/Clothing/footwear.htm) then! I ride in Keen cycling-sandals (http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/product/shoes/women/pedal/commuter%20iii/black!gargoyle?fromDealWall=1) most of the time myself, but plunging into frigid UK winter river-water would not be my cup of tea.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Jan 2014, 00:18
This evening I intend to cycle to choir practice rather than driving (even though as librarian I'm taking the music for the new term).  It will probably be raining again - but the traffic diversions on account of flooding, and the resultant near gridlock, will make it faster.  I won't go the flooded route, though, as there'd be no advantage in this case, and the music would probably get wet.

However, if the waters rise further, they may cut off the rehearsal venue anyway; that road's already closed to through traffic (which is the main cause of the gridlock).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Jan 2014, 00:24
hard-core (http://www.icebike.org/Clothing/footwear.htm) then!

It appears from that article that I adopt the Seattle solution.  But the fact is I have hot and sweaty feet, and am most comfortable with them exposed even when finding it necessary to wear glove on my hands.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Jan 2014, 01:27
Oxford has main roads in from North (x2), East (x3), West, and South.  Now the two of them that carry most traffic (West and South) are closed by flooding.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Jan 2014, 02:12
Yeah the flooding has been crazy round here lately, a friend of mine lives in the flood plains so he has barriers up he has to maintain. It's also fucking with my social plans, was going to go see a movie with a work colleague tonight but we're not bothering because we don't know if I'll even be able to make it back...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 08 Jan 2014, 06:29
I wore sandals when I was commuting on bike to work in the summer.  Definitely not on a road bike or in inclement weather, though.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Jan 2014, 13:03
Fuckity fuck, Paul, please don't cycle through floodwaters. I just had a panic attack at this news story (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25656075) until I saw the man's age and also that you posted here less than twenty minutes before the news story was published.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Jan 2014, 15:45
Goodness!  I can see why you reacted so...   I was unaware of that incident (though I'd heard about the person whose mobility scooter went into the lock because he missed the path under the water).  Godstow is one of the places I often walk the dogs.  I'd expect there to be more of a current across the road there than where I was cycling, because it's alongside the Isis (Thames), which is a much bigger river than the Cherwell that I was crossing.

Please rest assured that I have the highest regard for my life, and take great care to ensure that I only do things that are well within my physical capability.  I am also a reasonably strong swimmer, though with no style at all.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 10 Jan 2014, 00:55
...I now feel bad posting about the unusually warm weather we had the last few days. So warm in fact that most of the ladybugs I had in my room went out of hibernation. Without me heating.

It says it's 4C/40F, but it feels warmer than that.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 10 Jan 2014, 07:18
It actually got up to 20F today. No negative sign before the 20.

The only problem... it's foggy, and you can just feel the snow trying to build in the air.

Which is likely what's going to happen when the sun goes down this evening.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 10 Jan 2014, 07:40
Yay for temps above zero!


Snowed here overnight. Weather.com said "no accumulation". We got at least 2 inches and it started coming down again about a half hour ago. Blurrgrghhhhh
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Jan 2014, 08:13
This advert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KKS_CmHgEs) is a great summary of British weather and the problems it causes public transport!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 13 Jan 2014, 09:04
I'm already really looking forward to bike commuting again.  Going to be a long few months.  :(
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 13 Jan 2014, 14:25
Dropped to 14 below here (centigrade, i.e. high single digits on the Fahrenheit scale). We got an inch of snow, too. Meaning that it's sooooooo much lighter out there. It feels like we have two more hours of daylight. Not forgetting that solstice is already 3 weeks behind us.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Jan 2014, 14:30
I feel so unfit at the moment without my hour of cycling to and from uni. Stupid rain. Stupid unpaved cycle routes.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 14 Jan 2014, 05:36
Wasn't sure where to put this, but it's weather related - http://directvpromise.com/disputes/weather-channel/

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Consumers understand there are now a variety of other ways to get weather coverage, free of reality show clutter, and that The Weather Channel does not have an exclusive on weather coverage the weather belongs to everyone.

Most consumers dont want to watch a weather information channel with a forecast of a 40 percent chance of reality TV. So with that in mind, we are in the process of discussing an agreement to return the network to our line-up at the right value for our customers.

DirecTV just went up a few points in my book. Bare in mind that that's from a very low starting part, but I applaud them. Maybe they should take the next step and get rid of the History Channel until they start showing programs about history again.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Jan 2014, 05:54
You guys would be suprised given WW2 is LITERALLY my job, but I really miss the days when it was the Hitler Channel.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Jan 2014, 06:21
History Channel now has that as a sub-channel - Military History (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_History_%28TV_channel%29).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 14 Jan 2014, 09:33
I just noticed that DirecTV listed one of my favorite apps (Go Weather) in the "other ways to get weather news" section of that announcement. So that's cool too.

The Weather Channel is trying to paint this as a matter of life and death. Which is hilarious because first it ignores that DirecTV replaced their slot with an ACTUAL all-weather station. Second, if there's an actual severe weather situation, people should be checking their local news for updates anyway because it will shelter locations, evacuation routes, and the like. The Weather Channel isn't going to break into what ever shitty show they have on to give that information if it only applies to a small segment of the population. Third, if the power is still on there a LOT of sources for weather news. Dozens of websites, local and cable news stations, etc. And if the power goes out, having The Weather Channel isn't going to be a suitable replacement for a battery-powered radio.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 14 Jan 2014, 09:51
If there's a tornado in the area and the power's still on, I'm going to be watching KWTV or KFOR, not The Weather Channel...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Jan 2014, 15:29
The snow has reached the bottom of my bedroom window.

Luckily, I live on the first floor. But still...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Jan 2014, 15:54
Luckily, I live on the first floor. But still...

Ground floor, I take it (in the UK, "first floor" is one up from the ground).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Jan 2014, 16:04
...We've had this discussion before, have we not?  :roll: :-P :-D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 14 Jan 2014, 17:46
I think on either side of the pond, I live in the basement :-P The snow reaches (and exceeds!) my window sills very easily!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Jan 2014, 18:13
...We've had this discussion before, have we not?  :roll: :-P :-D

The discussion where British people apparently don't count an entire floor of their homes? Could we stand to have that discussion again? Because that makes no sense at all.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 15 Jan 2014, 01:39
Garand, do me a favour. Count from -2 up to 5.

-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5

You even refer to things as 'ground zero' in the US. Having a 0th floor makes perfect sense.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Schmee on 15 Jan 2014, 04:21
Well, while you Americans are whimpering your way through the Polar Vortex, we in the Antipodes are receiving the other end of the stick - last night I checked a thermometer and it read 34 degrees Celsius (that's a good 93 degrees for all you non-metric barbarians :mrgreen:).
At 2 AM.

*whimper*
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Jan 2014, 04:31
Garand, do me a favour. Count from -2 up to 5.

-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5

You even refer to things as 'ground zero' in the US. Having a 0th floor makes perfect sense.

Ground Zero is usually a blast crater, so it'd probably be below the average floor of a building in the area :P
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 15 Jan 2014, 04:34
Garand, do me a favour. Count from -2 up to 5.

-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5

You even refer to things as 'ground zero' in the US. Having a 0th floor makes perfect sense.

I tend to think (and this is pretty common around here) ground floor is the first floor BELOW ground. I think if you've built one floor of a building you've built up from the ground, so it's the first floor. Maybe it's a matter of whether you count the floor or the ceiling.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 15 Jan 2014, 04:50
I count the floor, because it's called the ground floor, not the ground ceiling.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Detachable Felix on 15 Jan 2014, 05:01
Well, while you Americans are whimpering your way through the Polar Vortex, we in the Antipodes are receiving the other end of the stick - last night I checked a thermometer and it read 34 degrees Celsius (that's a good 93 degrees for all you non-metric barbarians :mrgreen:).
At 2 AM.

*whimper*

South Australia?
Because it's still about 35C here in the Barossa and probably gonna get to 46C (~115F) in the daytime.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Schmee on 15 Jan 2014, 06:17
No, Victoria - about 40km northeast of Melbourne.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Detachable Felix on 15 Jan 2014, 06:22
Ah yeah fair enough. You guys had any bushfire trouble? (We had a couple of major fires within about 30km of our house)

[EDIT: Apparently where I'm from, we're pretty hawt (http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2014/01/16/adelaide-worlds-hottest-city/)]
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 15 Jan 2014, 16:14
Gareth, I completely agree with that.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 15 Jan 2014, 20:10
Did I hear something about 40C temps at the Australian Open?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 15 Jan 2014, 20:55
Tomorrow's forecast for outside - 30 degrees and light snow.

Tomorrow's forecast for my apartment - 85 degrees with a 100% of our thermostat still not doing shit to prevent us all from living inside of a muggy, stuffy, hell.

It is 16 degrees with wind and snow outside and we have our windows cracked for fresh air. This situation needs to be rectified soon.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 16 Jan 2014, 02:42
Did I hear something about 40C temps at the Australian Open?
You did. 42.2C in fact, or 108F.
Victoria and South Australia are experiencing heat-waves. Highs for Melbourne of 44C are predicted for the next two days. It was a mere 31C here in Sydney.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Detachable Felix on 17 Jan 2014, 04:41
Welp, in South Australia heatwave news, I've had to evacuate from home thanks to bushfires. Fuckin' Whoo.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Metope on 17 Jan 2014, 04:47
It's mid January, and the temperatures in Glasgow are well above zero and have been for a while. When I was home in Norway over Christmas, the temperatures were well over zero there as well (although now it's back to normal winter with snow and everything, apparently). I've barely worn my winter coat at all this winter since I keep dodging the cold by going elsewhere, and I haven't seen snow at all this winter. I wonder if I'll get through the winter without seeing snow at all? It would be the first time in my life, in that case.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 17 Jan 2014, 07:16
Come to Wisconsin. You'll see enough snow for a lifetime if you stay for the weekend.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Metope on 17 Jan 2014, 12:55
But i din't want to see snow! I don't like snow unless I can ski on it, and I can't do that in Glasgow. So I'm perfectly happy with this.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 17 Jan 2014, 19:03
The weather forecast said flurries tonight. There is already 2 inches of snow on the ground after less than hour. My Friday night get drunk plans are officially ruined because of the road conditions. They were not salted and have not yet been plowed.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Detachable Felix on 17 Jan 2014, 22:45
Soo, who wants to trade their weather? I'll happily trade a blizzard over the bushfire burning less than a kilometre from my house.

(For the record, I'm not in my house, I evacuated, but still.)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 18 Jan 2014, 05:05
Snowed in by a totally unexpected snowstorm. This hasn't happened since I lived in Cleveland with the lake-effect snow.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 18 Jan 2014, 09:21
The forecast lies again, it said "AM snow," it is no longer AM and it is only snowing harder.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 18 Jan 2014, 09:34
It hasn't rained or snowed here in a few weeks, and we're not supposed to get any more in the near future. Instead there are warnings about wildfires, given the dry and windy conditions.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 18 Jan 2014, 09:44
No, 94, you is wrong. The weather am snow.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 18 Jan 2014, 18:08
The snow has stopped up here. We have some snow banks that are several feet high. Unfortunately, due to the "creative" way they plow, the roads underneath the snow have a layer of ice on them.

Wife and I both drive through the same intersection on our way home, both of us having to stop to turn left. We both slid trying to stop before we turned.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 20 Jan 2014, 02:14
I would say that only massive quantities of salt would prevent snow from being packed into solid ice under the weight of cars and trucks. A regular plow truck is good for removing snow, but can't efficiently scrape off the ice. You need a fleet of  these monsters (http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tieh%C3%B6yl%C3%A4), and more time. Sorry, I don't know what they are called in English.

The Northern Indiana solution: use that salt. Guess what the engine on my Chevette looked like after a couple of winters. And you need to do nearly all the roads.

The Finnish solution: studded wheels for everybody. Not without costly side effects either as the studs wear the paving a bit on those days, when the road is clear of ice.

So a communal solution or people relying on themselves? Pick your poison.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 20 Jan 2014, 07:08
we call these: http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tieh%C3%B6yl%C3%A4 "Road Graders" in the US.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 20 Jan 2014, 07:19
One useful trick with Wikipedia is if you don't know what the word in another language is for something, you can look up the article for it, and there's often links in the left column for the article in other languages. In this case it leads to the article for "Grader" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grader).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 20 Jan 2014, 11:01
Thanks for the bits and pieces of advice, guys.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 20 Jan 2014, 13:43
We have the best spring weather here.
In Central Europe.
In the middle of January. Yeah.

Except today. Bunch of rain and fog.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 20 Jan 2014, 14:28
I love fog.

I love snow even more.

But we still have fog. Yay!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 21 Jan 2014, 04:26
Woo the polar vortex is back! The low tonight is 4F. I'm in the 5-8 inches of snow area so I'm taking the day off.
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/e64bd071487311489f6f276280cdcce9/tumblr_mz1gfiqU6S1rwdzi6o1_500.png)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 21 Jan 2014, 05:45
Pfft. My car's temperature readout said -20F on my way home.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Jan 2014, 06:54
It is snowing hard. Driving home from work is going to be fun.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 21 Jan 2014, 07:21
Yeah yeah, it was colder before. The snow is coming down pretty good now - I just took the dog for a walk in it.
(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1/1017144_10102421830778558_1680937044_n.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 21 Jan 2014, 08:15
cold & overcast here, but bone dry.
THREAT of snow sometime in the next 24 hours.
so schools closed.
Happily,
So did Quantico MCB, so I don't hafta go to work.
good:
cause I needed a sick day.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 21 Jan 2014, 09:43
It didn't start snowing until 11, I was expecting overnight snow and no morning classes. Now it looks like all-day snow and no afternoon classes. This makes me the sads because Soledad O'Brien was supposed to come give a Martin Luther King Day speech and it will probably be cancelled now.

EDIT: Yep, it's been postponed to an undetermined date. It's not awful here, but her twitter page said she was in New York, doubtful any flights are leaving there.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 21 Jan 2014, 19:10
-7F, going to get down to -9, with wind chills down to -20.

And when it warms up Friday - SNOW!  :psyduck:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 21 Jan 2014, 19:14
Hahahaha I can see these poor bastards outside my window trying to smoke a cigarette in this weather. It's an allyway too so the wind is just destroying them. I've never been a tobacco smoker so I can't really empathize, but you couldn't PAY me to be out there right now. It is 3 above, snowing, and there's 20 MPH winds.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Jan 2014, 19:41
Still snowing. Still apparently have to go to work tomorrow. I had to dig IN to a parking space for the love of the goddess!



Fuck this. They want me at work my boss can give me a lift in his truck.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Jan 2014, 01:16
Hahahaha I can see these poor bastards outside my window trying to smoke a cigarette in this weather. It's an allyway too so the wind is just destroying them. I've never been a tobacco smoker so I can't really empathize, but you couldn't PAY me to be out there right now. It is 3 above, snowing, and there's 20 MPH winds.

Man, smoking with gloves on is hard enough on its own.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 22 Jan 2014, 04:46
All classes before 11 AM are cancelled, leaving me with one class in the afternoon.

I get an e-mail from that professor saying he's snowed in (things are a lot worse in the western half of the county, up to a foot as opposed to just a few inches here) and that class is also cancelled.

Despite the cancellations, I do still have to head to work in a bit, which is what I get for signing up to be on "snow crew."
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Jan 2014, 06:45
6 degrees - but light snow. That's on top of what's already on the ground. I think we've got a good two feet of snow cover at the moment.

An aside: on my way home from work this morning, I had to turn two blocks early because they were removing snow at one of the three intersections with stoplights in our fair city.

They use a dump truck, a grader, and a huge grinder-like snow blower to do the clearing of city streets. And that's not even to the pavement.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 22 Jan 2014, 07:24
Funny post from a facebook friend

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Are you cold? Dreading that walk to class in 6 degree (-11 with wind chill) temperatures? Then you should take a look into my new self-help program: "Don't Go To Fucking Class You Dumbass; You'll Die Of Frostbite!" The program is aimed at dissuading young, eager minds from diving into the blistering cold because university officials who lack nerve-endings told you to.

On a related note, I can't tell if it's still snowing or if it's just that windy.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 22 Jan 2014, 09:50
Couple of inches of snow fell yesterday as the temps dropped.  Evening walk for the dogs?  It was -5 F. 

I have poor circulation.  Two pair of socks, one of them fleece, thinsulite boots, two pair of gloves (fleece lined leather over knit), and after a short (10 block or so) walk, I couldn't feel any fingers or toes. 

F-F-F-FUUUUUU.....
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: nekowafer on 22 Jan 2014, 11:23
I am truly lucky to have off work while this weather continues.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Jan 2014, 17:31
Wind Chill Advisory and Blowing/Drifting snow with "bitter cold winds" are going to make things hell FUN around here for a while.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 23 Jan 2014, 07:01
4th straight morning below -20C.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 23 Jan 2014, 10:11
The last time I had to walk in winds this strong was when Hurricane Sandy came through.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 24 Jan 2014, 04:42
A weather haiku:

It is six below
Feels like negative thirty
Fuck me I have class
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 24 Jan 2014, 09:07
I just heated up my lunch, and I wanted to hug it, because it was WARM.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 24 Jan 2014, 10:09
Oh god, I have absolutely felt that before.


The best is sticking half your face into a steaming mug of tea or hot chocolate. Best done when wearing contacts instead of glasses.  :-P
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 25 Jan 2014, 11:44
Ha!  Wrapped a scarf about my face when it was below zero.  The glasses fogged. 

The fog froze on and never cleared... I had to takethem off an put them in my coat pocket to fiinish the dog's walk.  II am legally blind without them.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 25 Jan 2014, 12:46
I'm out on a long bike ride tomorrow and the forecast isn't looking good.

I would be immensely grateful if all British gays, lesbians, trangendered, perverts, degenerates, the kinky, atheists and in fact anyone who isn't a morally obsessive, uptight, sexually repressed Christians could hold off from any acts of sex, love, affection, intimacy or enjoyable social interaction until 19.00 tomorrow that would should ensure me a nice dry run.

Awesome
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 25 Jan 2014, 12:58
Too late.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 25 Jan 2014, 13:00
Cheers mate, I'm reporting you to UKIP.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 25 Jan 2014, 13:07
I think if I had one honest conversation with a UKIP member their life would be ruined.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Jan 2014, 17:28
We're finally having our first day of snow here in Munich.

(http://i.imgur.com/0c3Zwz6.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 25 Jan 2014, 17:35
Damn, I'm so jealous.

I like Winter. It's my favourite season. I like frost, I like snow, and I love th ye clean dry air.

Sadly where I live now is one of the warmest cities of Germany. It still feels like Fall here. I really had hoped to have at least a small bit of winter. Maybe two or three weeks with frost during the day? Would have made me happier.

Instead it's just a bit more rainy than usual. At 5C. I want -15C!

I'm so incredibly afraid of the summer.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Jan 2014, 17:37
It snowed again today. Not bad though.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 25 Jan 2014, 17:43
Damn, I'm so jealous.

I like Winter. It's my favourite season. I like frost, I like snow, and I love th ye clean dry air.

Sadly where I live now is one of the warmest cities of Germany. It still feels like Fall here. I really had hoped to have at least a small bit of winter. Maybe two or three weeks with frost during the day? Would have made me happier.

Instead it's just a bit more rainy than usual. At 5C. I want -15C!

I'm so incredibly afraid of the summer.

I'll trade you. (Switched to Celsius just for this screenshot.)

(http://bhtooefr.org/images/weather43055-2014-01-25.png)

(That's Ohio, for what it's worth, not New Jersey.)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Blue Kitty on 25 Jan 2014, 17:48
Just a little bit of snow today and everyone was driving way too slow. I basically drove the regular speed limit with no ill effects

Though later in the day we got hit with a sudden blizzard, almost a white out. It came out of nowhere, one minute it was a clear day and the next it was snowing side ways and covering everything.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 25 Jan 2014, 19:19
I've got 3" of snow just sitting around here.
too cold for it to melt.
I think it got up to 29F today.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 26 Jan 2014, 17:32
Snow is getting worse and worse
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 26 Jan 2014, 17:49
In the bleak midwinter
frosty wnd made moan;
ground was hard as iron,
water like a stone;
snow was falling, snow on snow,
snow on snow;
in the bleak midwinter,
not so long ago...


It started to warm a bit, just enough to snow - occasionally heavily - for the last two days, a total of about 6 inches. 

And now it's getting colder again.  Monday night's gonna be negative again, high Tuesday will be "around 10".  That's Fahrenheit, the low will be about -20 and it will warm up to just below -10 C. 

My furnace hurts. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 27 Jan 2014, 07:51
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/Arumaixana/IMG_20140127_074122_zps41167983.jpg?t=1390837377)

It was pretty foggy and purple this morning
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 27 Jan 2014, 11:35
2 hours and 5 minutes to get to work this morning.  Oh yeah, it snowed.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 27 Jan 2014, 12:51
Here is my locality....

https://twitter.com/redgrognard/status/427819970844950528/photo/1

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 27 Jan 2014, 15:37
Western NC is going to get almost no snow, the NC coast is going to get the shit snowed out of it. My head...it does not understand.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 27 Jan 2014, 17:48
It's called "lake effect" up here.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 28 Jan 2014, 06:39
Yup.  Where I live gets a bit of lake effect sometimes, I think.  Not as bad as places like Buffaly NY or Barrie ON.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 28 Jan 2014, 07:33
-12 F was too cold for my car, even with a new battery.

I really should've called off work, rather than trying to cycle in. (And it was -16 at work, too, when I got here.)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 28 Jan 2014, 18:48
We're going to be getting up into the teens tomorrow - but that's when the snow starts.

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 28 Jan 2014, 19:29
I really should've called off work, rather than trying to cycle in. (And it was -16 at work, too, when I got here.)

Still have all the digits? 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 28 Jan 2014, 19:35
Yep!

And riding back home in 4 F was... surprisingly not that bad. Slow, but not that bad.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 29 Jan 2014, 09:19
I picked up 3.5" of more snow.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Jan 2014, 09:44
I'm at the beer barn, and the heat's broken.  It's 50 in here, 3 outside, and the cooler's just below freezing (it's on the outside wall). 

Thank god for this little space heater...

Ice cold one, anyone? 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Jan 2014, 09:56
Fuck yes.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Jan 2014, 12:31
There are days I really wish I could crack open a few of the samples...


As it is, I get to take home the ones no one else wants... I'm saving the Straub Groundhog Ale for Feb 2nd. 



Made with real groundhogs!  :roll:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 29 Jan 2014, 14:47
I am not a doctor, and you probably know this, but for the sake of others:
If it's really cold, you shouldn't try to get warm by drinking alcohol unless you are really properly warm. The reason being that alcohol enlarges your veins - so your blood and body core get cold faster, while you feel warmer.

See e.g.: https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/check-the-facts/effects-on-your-safety/drinking-alcohol-in-cold-weather
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 30 Jan 2014, 05:45
I have an alarm clock app that tells me the weather and some headlines when I wake up. The recorded voice was unusually cheery this morning when it announced that "it is FIVE degrees!"
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 02 Feb 2014, 08:14
Looks like there's about two inches of snow outside so far. The forecast is 3-6. If this were Atlanta, the four horsemen of the apocalypse would be roaming around.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 02 Feb 2014, 19:51
They called, they wanted to trade in their rides.  Something about iron horses...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 02 Feb 2014, 20:56
(per the Chinese New Years thread) Someone called for an Iron Horse?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 03 Feb 2014, 14:28
This morning weather.com said we were getting 6-10 inches of snow. The radio said 1-3 inches. When I checked weather.com again around lunch, it said <1 inch. It's now 5:30pm and even the rain has stopped.
On the upside, typical Maryland winter is back and my car is cleaner than it has been in weeks.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 03 Feb 2014, 14:33
Someone called for an Iron Horse?
You'll have a long wait. The next Iron Horse year begins in 2050...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 03 Feb 2014, 17:39
Sure, but I'm here right now XD
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 04 Feb 2014, 00:06
WTF
GM is only one year older than me?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 04 Feb 2014, 03:14
I envy his beard as well, Loki.



or were you not referring to that?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 04 Feb 2014, 05:03
The fog is so thick that I'm afraid to walk to class (I have to cross busy streets). Normally I wake up to a beautiful view of the entire town. Now I can't see the road 2 floors below my window.

EDIT: Apparently it is actually "freezing fog." I don't know what that means but it doesn't sound good.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Feb 2014, 05:53
WTF
GM is only one year older than me?

...how...how old do you think I am?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 04 Feb 2014, 05:58
About two years older than you are.
Sorry :( It's just that I categorize myself as younger than I am in my head, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 04 Feb 2014, 06:46
I'm older than you or GM.

*shakes his cane*
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 04 Feb 2014, 10:50
Apparently it is actually "freezing fog." I don't know what that means but it doesn't sound good.

Pretty much what it sounds like.  The fog droplets freeze into suspended crystals, so it looks a lot more... impermeable.  Everything it touches turns into something similar to a lightly glazed doughnut, only with ice instead of icing. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LeeC on 04 Feb 2014, 18:42
(http://i.imgur.com/9wQil18.jpg)
too soon?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Feb 2014, 19:28
That right there is fucked up.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 05 Feb 2014, 09:31
not funny.

that is like asking Dresden if it's in need of a warmer.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 05 Feb 2014, 10:46
6 inches of wet, heavy snow last night followed by a goodly helping of freezing rain making a nice crispy crust.  Not enough for me to walk on top of it, but the dogs can. 


Blech. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 06 Feb 2014, 11:37
We got about a foot of snow yesterday.

More coming this weekend.


Blahhhhhh.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Edith on 06 Feb 2014, 12:53
I nearly wrecked my car 4 times today, sliding all over on the ice. On Monday, the car was headbutted by a suicidal deer. I am about ready to give up and buy a Subaru.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Feb 2014, 13:05
Or a sleigh?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Edith on 06 Feb 2014, 13:10
Hee Hee. This morning I was sliding around singing, "Dashing through the snow, in a four-horsepower car..."
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 10 Feb 2014, 05:05
It's days like today I wish I was more poetic.

There' s a fine layer of frosting on everything.  Deciduous trees look like spraypainted skeletons.  Evergreens are picturesque with their contrast of deep green and brilliant white.  Everything is white and pretty and bathed in sunlight.  It's gorgeous out there today.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 10 Feb 2014, 13:49
Following on from the Thames flooding, this is a very telling comment from Guardian journalist Peter Walker via his twitter account: @peterwalker99. He was out in one of the flooded villages.

Quote
It's clear how little official assistance there is here. Help cries being investigated by only person in waders - a Sky cameraman

It seems that as with all severe winter weather, the UK is just woefully under prepared.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Feb 2014, 14:17
Chancellor George Osborne, meanwhile, said people understood "that the rain is not the fault of any one person".

What, does he suppose that they think it's the result of collective responsibility?  It's rain, for goodness' sake!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 10 Feb 2014, 16:13
Wednesday's forecast from trusted local source raysweather.com:

(http://184.106.45.76/images/blizzard.gif)

Also 0 Golf Balls. The Golf Ball rating system is described as follows:

(http://184.106.45.76/images/golfometerkey.gif)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Feb 2014, 23:15
I guess you need to rehost your images so that we can see them...

(Later:  OK, they're showing now, maybe the server was sulking)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Feb 2014, 02:23
It SNOWING


Add: hahaha, the weather forecast says "rain, then sunshine". Nope, definitely snowing!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 11 Feb 2014, 04:03
I guess you need to rehost your images so that we can see them...

I can see them?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 11 Feb 2014, 07:10
Still -19F here.

I'd use the crying smiley, but I'm afraid my tears would freeze...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Feb 2014, 07:14
All evidence of the hour of snow we had earlier (which actually started to settle, there was a thin layer on all the cars in the street) has entirely vanished under the blaze of winter sunshine and blue skies. Go home, weather, you're drunk.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 11 Feb 2014, 07:38
It's 19F (-7C) here. Cold, but nothing like what jwhouk is dealing with. It's supposed to get near 70F (20C) over the weekend, though.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 11 Feb 2014, 09:10
We're supposed to get 4-8 inches of snow/sleet tomorrow night and Thursday. Super fun!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 11 Feb 2014, 09:33
Man, I just realized the Sale/Pelletier thing was 12 years, and 3 Olympics, ago!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Feb 2014, 09:46
All evidence of the hour of snow we had earlier (which actually started to settle, there was a thin layer on all the cars in the street) has entirely vanished under the blaze of winter sunshine and blue skies. Go home, weather, you're drunk.

Welcome to EVERY DAY in Colorado. Don't like today's weather? Wait 15 minutes, it'll change.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 11 Feb 2014, 09:55
I've heard that quote lots of times applied to Oklahoma, but that quote has probably been used to describe the weather pretty much everywhere.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Feb 2014, 09:57
Yeah, but it's actually true for us :P
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 11 Feb 2014, 10:07
I'd say it's true here too. It's gone from 70 to 0 in 24 hours here before. Plus there was that one storm we got a couple years ago where it went from 100 to 65 in literally 60 seconds. And during tornado season it can go from sunny to violent rather quickly.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Feb 2014, 10:45
Mate of mine is selling his house and someone just withdrew their offer on it because of the renewed flood warnings. He's had to withdraw his own offer on someone else's house, he is not happy and my heart goes out to him.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 11 Feb 2014, 12:26
I've heard that quote lots of times applied to Oklahoma, but that quote has probably been used to describe the weather pretty much everywhere.

The only quote I've ever heard applied to Oklahoma weather is that the waving wheat can sure smell sweet when the wind comes right behind the rain.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 11 Feb 2014, 15:39
Today I learned that the place I work has a NOAA All-Hazard's radio in the building office, kept conveniently on a shelf right above where I sit. The alarm going off scared the shit out of me.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 11 Feb 2014, 17:40
my first job outtta college was security.
I found out the hard way where the Tornado Warning siren was located.
40' up and 20' outside my guard shack.
I'm glad I brought my spare jumpsuit that day.
THIS going off at 0230 mid shift.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 11 Feb 2014, 17:54
The campus has an emergency siren system that they test on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:50 AM, RIGHT when I am usually walking out of a building that has one of the sirens on top of it. And even though I expect it, it still makes me jump every time.

For some reason our brand new library's fire alarm is pathetically quiet. It went off the other day and it took me a second to realize what it was. It sounds more like the tardy bell from my high school than an alarm.

Anyway, we listened to the entire Winter Storm Warning. It had a lot of detail that I didn't expect. What to bring in your car if you have to drive, not to over-exert yourself when shoveling, etc.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 11 Feb 2014, 18:50
The apartment I lived in a couple years ago had one of the city's tornado sirens right outside the window. They test them every Saturday at noon, so there was no sleeping in on Saturdays while I lived there. Better than living next to the train tracks where the train blows its horn at 4:30 AM, though.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 11 Feb 2014, 18:57
The tornado siren at work is about 40 feet from where I usually park.

It sounds at 12:17 every Wednesday.

I've been known to use my car as a private room for when I need to call my (off-site) manager.

I once did this at 12:15 on a Wednesday.

Yeeeeeep.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 12 Feb 2014, 04:11
The University is closing at noon. This is different from "classes are cancelled" in that the dining hall, library, and (most important for me) student union are closed. However, my Arabic professor lives higher up and is already snowed in, so my 10-11 class is cancelled.

Basically that means I have to go down to the Student Union and work for one hour before the building closes at noon. I'm trying to figure out what excuse I can make up so I don't have to walk through the cold and (ever-worsening) snow for $7.50.

They're saying this will be the most snow the area has seen since the winter of 2010.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 12 Feb 2014, 05:49
Ugh. I feel your pain. We're getting it a little later than you are, but it's gonna be a doozie. They're forecasting 10-18 inches. On top of the 12 inches we already have on the ground. :psyduck:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Feb 2014, 05:54
I hope we get hit hard. I want an excuse to not be at work tomorrow.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 12 Feb 2014, 06:33
I really wish we wouldn't. I have like, ZERO vacation/personal time and I'd really like to be able to take a few days off for when we move and/or take an actual vacation. We just got a lovely email from the CEO that everyone is really pissed off about.

"As we all probably know, there is a storm expected Thursday. Unless things change, it looks like it will be worse upstate than downstate. I'd appreciate it if all staff make the appropriate preparations. I'd like to encourage all upstate staff to make it in. Office/admin staff try to get in to work and we'll see how it goes during the day. It has been a rough winter thus far. But it will be over in a matter of weeks. Hang in there everyone."

He will not close the office. And last week? When we were hammered with snow on Wednesday? When there was a state of emergency and everyone was ordered to stay off the roads? One person came in for 2 hours and then left. The storm before that? At peak, there were 3 of us here. Again, state of emergency.


He is putting his employees lives at risk and couldn't give less of a shit about them. I am getting more and more fed up as each day goes by.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 12 Feb 2014, 10:36
According to university policy, only "essential" faculty/staff need to report in if classes are cancelled if it is safe for them to do so. But according to Student Union policy we still have to report to work if it is safe to do so. Because I live on-campus (although it's way at the edge of campus) I am actually required to show up. That makes me essential staff, I believe I should get a raise now.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 12 Feb 2014, 10:37
As far as I can tell, Virgin Trains are telling customers to abandon all travel and may well be stopping all of their trains at the next station. This following winds of 108mph in Wales. Even Yorkshire people have been forced to admit that it's "a bit breezy out there lad".
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 12 Feb 2014, 10:42
Just got the email from the city newsletter- they have declared a "snow emergency". All transit is cancelled and anyone parked in a public lot or on the street (aka "plow zones") will be towed, starting at 11pm tonight.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 12 Feb 2014, 10:56
Long range says 6 inches/15 cm of snow on Monday.

Good thing it's a holiday!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 12 Feb 2014, 12:29
I really wish we wouldn't. I have like, ZERO vacation/personal time and I'd really like to be able to take a few days off for when we move and/or take an actual vacation. We just got a lovely email from the CEO that everyone is really pissed off about.
"As we all probably know, there is a storm expected Thursday. Unless things change, it looks like it will be worse upstate than downstate. I'd appreciate it if all staff make the appropriate preparations. I'd like to encourage all upstate staff to make it in. Office/admin staff try to get in to work and we'll see how it goes during the day. It has been a rough winter thus far. But it will be over in a matter of weeks. Hang in there everyone."
He will not close the office. And last week? When we were hammered with snow on Wednesday? When there was a state of emergency and everyone was ordered to stay off the roads? One person came in for 2 hours and then left. The storm before that? At peak, there were 3 of us here. Again, state of emergency.
He is putting his employees lives at risk and couldn't give less of a shit about them. I am getting more and more fed up as each day goes by.

If possible, spam an ANONYMOUS company wide email to that effect: He is putting his employees lives at risk and couldn't give less of a shit about them.  Additionally, recommend that anyone who comes to harm while trying to make it in, SUE his ass for endangerment.

If you do so, do it from a single use, outside provider.  Some bosses don't take a hint without getting whacked by a 2x4.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 12 Feb 2014, 14:49
So I planned to walk down the street to a burrito place for dinner because it was only lightly snowing. In the 5 or so minutes it took for me to wake up from my (wonderful) midday nap and get dressed, the light snow had transformed into a zero-visibility hell-blizzard, and it's only getting worse. Looks like I'm staying in here and eating ramen.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 12 Feb 2014, 20:15
University closed tomorrow, possibly another foot of snow. Apparently the whole system got a late start but we've been getting hammered pretty consistently since my last post.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 12 Feb 2014, 22:24
5 inches down now... and another 3-5 to come.

yay for having a teenager to shovel for me. :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 13 Feb 2014, 01:35
Trains into London from the West are severely disrupted (and have been for a while by flooding).  But it seems that the big problem now is some major signalling equipment at Maidenhead being under water - and the water is not simply flooding from the river but groundwater, as the water table is now above ground level at that point.  As a result it is unclear how long this will take to fall.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Feb 2014, 03:49
It is apparently utterly shit outside, but I still might have to try to get in to work.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Feb 2014, 03:50
I finished work at 8.30 last night and went down to the train station to discover that the 8.20 and 8.30 trains had both been delayed because the wind had brought down the overhead cables further up the line, so those trains hadn't come through yet. The 8.50 is the one I usually get (I have no idea why there's no 8.40) so waiting wasn't a huge issue for me.

Apparently it was for a small group of people waiting though. They kept repeatedly pressing the button to call the customer service helpline on the free intercom and berating the staff of the Indian call centre because the trains were late. Apparently it was "just a bit of wind" and "unacceptable" that the trains would be delayed for "no reason". They also kept saying "this is meant to be a helpline and you're not helping", when the staff were doing their best - telling them that the next train due was the 8.50 (it came through at 9.07: not bad considering!) and explaining that they couldn't authorise the group of angry rude people to get a taxi and reclaim the cost because they were just the call centre staff, not actually employees of the train company.

I didn't like being out in the cold waiting for my train, but I was significantly more angry at the three people who were treating the call centre staff like dirt. Ugh. I'm considering emailing the customer service people to apologise and say it wasn't representative of all of us on the platform, but I doubt the relevant people would ever see the email.
Title: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 13 Feb 2014, 05:06
I have no reference for how much snow is outside right now, but the snow on the car bumpers and seat of the motorcycle has merged with the snow on the ground. And it's supposed to keep snowing for another 12 to 16 hours.

Update: the dog (big GSD) tried to walk around the yard but it was up to his chest so he kept giving up. This is what my deck looks like. I can't go out there and measure because there's about 6 inches piled against the sliding door.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/13/vagasy9e.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Feb 2014, 06:09
It is apparently utterly shit outside, but I still might have to try to get in to work.

Work has surrendered. Yay! I went out and cleaned off my car any way to make doing that suck less tomorrow. Holy shit. Mid calf to knee in my parking lot, good thing they didn't want me in, cause I doubt I could get the car out.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 13 Feb 2014, 08:09
That looks a bit like my deck.  Same amount of snow, I think.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 13 Feb 2014, 10:18
And now, we see the reason why emphasizing one form of infrastructure over another isn't always a good idea.

Then again, the roads outside my apartment complex are more like proving grounds track than a proper highway, so there's that.

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 13 Feb 2014, 10:28
My work surrendered too! AND we all get paid! YAYYYYYYYY

I'm secretly hoping that it's because of the state of emergency email that I printed out and gave to my supervisor yesterday regarding the fact that it is "unlawful" to be on the road today. She passed it along to the CEO.  :-D

My windows are at ground level and it's getting to the point where the snow is slowly but surely creeping past my window sills.  :-P
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 13 Feb 2014, 18:39
I hit that point a long time ago.

And, as I'm posting this, I hear the sounds of the snowplow doing our parking lot. Now, it should be pointed out that what we call a "snow plow" in North Central Wisconsin is what people in most other parts of the country call "road graders."
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 13 Feb 2014, 18:51
It stopped snowing a few hours ago. For about an hour. Back on again, this time freezing rain! Aaaaand, we're supposed to get another 6-12 inches! Yippee.

(http://bitsandpieces.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/just-finished-shoveling.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 13 Feb 2014, 18:53
ooh ooh me too! I always thought slush was something that happened after snow sat around, but no, it's currently raining slush.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Feb 2014, 18:59
Apparently we're getting more still.

With any luck no work tomorrow either.


Man it's striking to me just how much I HATE my job.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Detachable Felix on 13 Feb 2014, 19:03
So in the past 24 hours, my house has gone from 42C (~108F) and a seemingly endless heatwave, to 16C (~60F) and about 40mm of rain. Australia what are you doing. Australia stahp.
(What's that Prime Minister, "climate change is crap (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Tony_Abbott)", you say? Looked out the window lately?)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 14 Feb 2014, 15:06
my back and shoulder is KILLING me.
even managed to get the truck stuck this morning.
:(
managed to get it unstuck this afternoon.
:)

oy. I'm tired.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Feb 2014, 15:39
I just saw a picture on the news of a house in the Somerset Levels with the flood water at the height of the door knocker!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 15 Feb 2014, 12:35
It's snowing again.



AGAIN. It snowed for almost 24 hours straight on Thursday and they are still not done cleaning up the mess that storm left. And we're going on Hour 3 this round. We started with about 2-3 feet on the ground already. And we're supposed to get even more tomorrow.



There is nowhere left to put the damn stuff!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 15 Feb 2014, 12:41
Here we're supposed to have high temperatures in the mid 60s to lower 70s all week. That'll be nice after the weather we had been getting.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 15 Feb 2014, 13:40
50 MPH winds, saw it tear an outdoor umbrella at the student union into shreds. One of the doors into the union was just flapping in the wind and had to be barricaded with a surplus chair. Also the window in my bedroom apparently isn't set properly because I can hear whistling. Good thing heating is included in my rent.

Saw this on George Takei's page, very appropriate right now:

(http://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v/t34/1922704_10151881516620443_181357450_n.jpg?oh=ec55764c9df8fb718ba0e72b051fbb66&oe=5301B725)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 16 Feb 2014, 00:54
Video of whole roof blowing off building - not your everyday sight in England:

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/uk/video-cctv-shows-moment-massive-section-of-roof-blew-off-council-training-centre-1.221869 (http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/uk/video-cctv-shows-moment-massive-section-of-roof-blew-off-council-training-centre-1.221869)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Feb 2014, 05:15
The weather here is so pleasant today I actually feel slightly ashamed.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Loki on 16 Feb 2014, 08:10
It hailed here twice today. Prolly the bad weather is getting from Britain down here?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Feb 2014, 09:02
To be honest most of the reason I feel ashamed is that a lot of Britain is currently under water. We're getting hella storms and flooding (I think Paul mentioned, or linked to an article mentioning, that the flooding in Oxford is no longer due to rivers bursting but the groundwater rising above sealevel, so basically they're being flooded from two directions at once).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 16 Feb 2014, 10:21
My internal thermometer is messed up.

I went outside yesterday to grab some tools from my car, in short sleeves, found it to be a pleasant temperature.

Looked at the sign outside that shows the temperature... 19 F.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 16 Feb 2014, 10:53
To be honest most of the reason I feel ashamed is that a lot of Britain is currently under water. We're getting hella storms and flooding (I think Paul mentioned, or linked to an article mentioning, that the flooding in Oxford is no longer due to rivers bursting but the groundwater rising above sealevel, so basically they're being flooded from two directions at once).

That was specifically at Maidenhead, by the railway, where the signalling equipment is now under water.  The water table is now above ground level at that point.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 16 Feb 2014, 13:48
Snow and cold are gone. Wind is still fucking here. I would rather the snow and cold stayed and the wind fucked off.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Feb 2014, 13:53
I'll just let Dogeweather comment on today's weather:
(http://i.imgur.com/PsmU2pm.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 03 Mar 2014, 06:18
I bought a bus pass for March, but I'm thining I won't for April.  I'm dreaming of bike commuting again.....
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 03 Mar 2014, 07:20
Bosses said fuck this shit today.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 03 Mar 2014, 11:07
the US Gov said "screw it, it's snowing" ... and cancelled everything north of Richmond.

but I've got 0 days of leave, so I get screwed.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 11 Mar 2014, 19:34
60 MPH wind gusts tomorrow. Hooray for imminent power outages.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 11 Mar 2014, 19:39
Getting up to 50 MPH wind gusts here. No power outages yet (fingers crossed).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 11 Mar 2014, 19:45
Getting up to 50 MPH wind gusts here. No power outages yet (fingers crossed).

The wind combined with Friday's ice storm will create problems.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 12 Mar 2014, 09:09
Today's high is 60. The low is 18. We've already hit the high.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 12 Mar 2014, 09:15
Yesterday the high here was 80, and the low was 32. It's March...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 12 Mar 2014, 18:01
Yesterday's high was like 63. Tonight's low is 8.

Fuck Ohio.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Mar 2014, 09:53
The temperature today is much cooler than it was earlier this week - getting down to 4c tonight, which is far warmer than we've had but still not what I'd call warm. My flat faces north and never gets any sun. And the central heating? Yeah, that broke. I wouldn't say I'm cold but chilly wouldn't be inaccurate. Why did this not happen when it was 20c and I had to have the window open?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Redball on 13 Mar 2014, 12:38
OK, I'll bring flannel PJs. As well as the longjohns.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Mar 2014, 11:34
Ugh weather. I got soaked to the skin cycling home - so much so that I had a shower as soon as I got in and am about to throw all my clothes in the washing machine. I nearly had to get off my bike and push at one point because I thought I was going to be blown into the canal. Welcome to England, Bob. Someone is trying to drown it.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Redball on 20 Mar 2014, 11:50
I had a similar thought on the bus: How much of the British Isles will be affected by rising sea levels.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 20 Mar 2014, 12:43
http://geology.com/sea-level-rise/netherlands.shtml (http://geology.com/sea-level-rise/netherlands.shtml)

With a 7m rise, the biggest effect would be that The Wash would stretch inland almost to Cambridge.  Central London near the Thames would be flooded, especially on the South side of the river, and extensively through the East End.

I heard that the Thames Barrier (a closable dam in the Thames Estuary designed to prevent tidal surges from the North Sea reaching London) has problems because there isn't enough time for maintenance.  It was designed (in the 70s, I think) to be closed a handful of times a year, but has been operated over 50 times in the past couple of months.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 31 Mar 2014, 08:50
It's that time of year again:
(http://i.imgur.com/uHXGmxM.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 31 Mar 2014, 09:03
Ugh weather. I got soaked to the skin cycling home - so much so that I had a shower as soon as I got in and am about to throw all my clothes in the washing machine. I nearly had to get off my bike and push at one point because I thought I was going to be blown into the canal.

And here I am hoping to bike outdoors sometime this month.  :(

Otoh, lots of rain/melt this weeekend.  2 inches of snow, but a net melt, I think.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 02 Apr 2014, 18:30
#### IT. (http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=WIZ018&warncounty=WIC069&firewxzone=WIZ018&local_place1=&product1=Winter+Storm+Watch)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 02 Apr 2014, 19:10
There were literally a thousand people out on the quad today. It's the first nice, warm day we've had since, I don't know, October.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 02 Apr 2014, 19:29
It's that time of year again:
img
Yeah, so this didn't happen at all. I'm not complaining, though.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 03 Apr 2014, 01:35
Weird. I think I must have had a dream about the weather last night (whoa which thread do I post in) because I have really distinct memories of looking at the sky and admiring how blue it is, but it hasn't been blue for weeks.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 03 Apr 2014, 01:46
The weather was weird here this morning. The fog season seems to have started early.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 03 Apr 2014, 15:26
It's started again - this time as rain, then a "snain" type mix, and by 7 AM CDT tomorrow... SNOW.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 03 Apr 2014, 15:51
then a "snain" type mix,

Do you not call that sleet?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 03 Apr 2014, 17:05
The way it comes down, it's not sleet. Sleet is when it's "thick" rain. This stuff is watery snow pellets that's freezing everything.

For you Canadian types: the sidewalk outside my apartment looks like a curling rink surface.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Apr 2014, 05:52
(http://i.imgur.com/77OpPUn.png)

My informant's comment was: "Cooktown will probably be wiped from the face of the earth"!  I have a friend in Cooktown...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Apr 2014, 14:25
I sincerely hope that currently you have a friend not in Cooktown :/
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Apr 2014, 14:30
He is a lifeguard, and so might in a general way be one of those on the front line, as it were.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 10 Apr 2014, 15:39
The Cape York Peninsula (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_York_Peninsula) is in the front line for cyclones (our equivalent of hurricanes or typhoons) generally, and Cooktown has been hammered by cyclones more than once. Up to roughly the 1970s, settlements up there were small and fairly "frontier", but steady development for the tourist industry has put larger populations in the firing line. And we are assured by the CSIRO that tropical storms are becoming larger and more frequent...

Fingers crossed for your friend, and everyone else up there.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 13 Apr 2014, 14:29
Shit. Should've put my car in the parking garage. I can hear from the lab the sound of hail hitting the building, so it must be big...

edit -- just went upstairs and looked outside. The hail was smaller than I expected. The bigger pieces were about 1 cm in diameter.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Apr 2014, 05:34
This just in:

IT'S @#%^%&*()*&^($ SNOWING AGAIN.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 14 Apr 2014, 05:36
You're in Wisconsin. It'll be snowing until June.  :-P

(Incidentally, I just remembered I'm going to a conference in Wisconsin in June. Hopefully it isn't still snowing then.)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 14 Apr 2014, 07:17
High of 24C today.  High of -3C tomorrow.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Apr 2014, 07:23
I think your local climate needs to see a psychiatrist.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 14 Apr 2014, 07:31
Let's see... converting to Celsius, I get 29 degrees for yesterday's high, and 8 for today's high.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Apr 2014, 07:38
I learnt the other day that the weather on Fair Isle (halfway between Orkney and Shetland) is the most consistent in Britain.  The temperature there has varied between a maximum of 20.2C and a minimum of -5.6C over the 63 years from 1951 to the present.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 16 Apr 2014, 00:35
Report from Cooktown:

Quote
3 days without water and 4 without power which was restored last night.

Spent Fri night (when Ita hit) with an old lady who didn't want to go to
the cyclone shelter.  Hers is a small wooden house so it was an exciting night.

Cooktown was lucky.  Only roof gone was one of the pubs.  Loadsa big trees
fell but they all seemed to fall away from buildings.  No one hurt.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 16 Apr 2014, 05:33
Oh, joy, what's this?

"Snow mixed with rain late, low of 28F"
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 05 May 2014, 06:25
The local weather people have come up with a new word to describe the summer-like weather we're getting around here this week (temperatures ~95-105 F / 35-40 C): "Maugust".
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 07 Jun 2014, 10:40
Around 35C. I'm boiling. Everything is sticky. I have a terrible headache.

AND WOULD EVERYBODY PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT HOW FUCKING GREAT THIS FUCKING WEATHER IS?

I want Winter. Real Winter. Not this wishy washy 5C thing we had here. I want -15C, with the hairs in your nose freezing when you breath in deeply. That is great weather. Not this outdoors sauna.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 07 Jun 2014, 10:41
I would've gladly given the -27 C that I cycled to work in on one day up for wishy washy 5 C.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 07 Jun 2014, 10:42
I would've gladly taken it.

Weren't you the one who showed me icebike.org?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 07 Jun 2014, 10:47
I wouldn't be surprised if I did, although my trike was actually not at all configured for winter cycling when I did it. (I was on Schwalbe Trykers, had I actually planned on ice triking, I'd have been on Marathon Winters or something. Still, it actually did fine (and, as it has discs up front, and no rear brake (rear brakes and recumbent trikes are a bad match), I could've done the ziptie stud approach, too), it's just snow that the trike struggles with, really. A little bit of traction trouble on the (-14 C) return trip, but not bad.)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Jun 2014, 11:39
Around 35C. I'm boiling. Everything is sticky. I have a terrible headache.

AND WOULD EVERYBODY PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT HOW FUCKING GREAT THIS FUCKING WEATHER IS?

I want Winter. Real Winter. Not this wishy washy 5C thing we had here. I want -15C, with the hairs in your nose freezing when you breath in deeply. That is great weather. Not this outdoors sauna.

Your application for Canadian citizenship has been forwarded to the appropriate embassy.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 07 Jun 2014, 13:08
No I will not shut up about how great this weather is.

Although this is the first time I've had sweat marks in my armpits, but they made me feel dude-y, so I'm not complaining.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Jun 2014, 12:08
I am too warm between April and October. Anything about 18 C is too hot for me.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 08 Jun 2014, 12:26
Yay, somebody with a similar opinion about warm weather!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 09 Jun 2014, 04:58
I generally can't stand weather that's too hot. I like sun, but if the heat is so much that you can't even MOVE? Given that a lot of my favourite activities involve physical contact.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: ev4n on 09 Jun 2014, 06:38
First weekend of weather in the high 20s.  Mid-20s is perfect.  So hot you're sweating constantly or running an expensive air conditioner is rubbish.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Welu on 09 Jun 2014, 07:53
I am too warm between April and October. Anything about 18 C is too hot for me.

Yay, somebody with a similar opinion about warm weather!

I feel the same way as this! I function much better in colder weather.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 14 Feb 2015, 22:34
OK, had to revive this.  Just took the dogs for a walk. 

IT'S 2 FFFFFucking degrees F out there (about -15 C).  Wind chill in the negative teens (about -25 C). 

My scarf froze to my face.  The dogs were leaving frozen little piles of piss.  The wind is vicious.  Or is it viscous?  My eyes were stinging when I had to walk into it, so I turned around and walked backwards for a bit, and it confused one of the dogs.  She though we were going the other way...

Stay warm, everybody!  Except those of you in the equatorial region and southern hemisphere...  you know who you are. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 15 Feb 2015, 13:05
Just commented to Mrs SK that it seems like the winter weather has broken and we should be hitting spring soon.

I miss those severe sub zeros sometimes though. There was something beautiful in the hostility of it and its effect on human nature.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Feb 2015, 14:48
I'll send you my gas bill, and you can contemplate it's effect on human nature...

 :x :cry: :-(
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 15 Feb 2015, 16:35
I am too warm between April and October. Anything about 18 C is too hot for me.

Yay, somebody with a similar opinion about warm weather!

I feel the same way as this! I function much better in colder weather.

I function best in a range of temperatures between 30 F and 60 F. Basically I should move to Seattle.

We are now under a winter storm warning for tomorrow, and in this area those are not issued lightly. They actually come at a rate of about one a year, if memory serves. 8" are expected to fall tomorrow, starting around noon. The real problem comes around on Thursday, though, which is supposed to be "record cold."
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 15 Feb 2015, 17:19
The USA is apparently behind Europe in weather-forecasting science (http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21642127-europeans-do-not-just-talk-about-weather-more-americans-do-they-are). This is strange considering that the USA is more prone to extreme weather, and so might be expected to pay more attention:
(http://satwcomic.com/art/white-wonderland.jpg)

It is 29C and 74% humidity here...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 15 Feb 2015, 17:36
I'll send you my gas bill, and you can contemplate it's effect on human nature...

 :x :cry: :-(

Same here. Along with the snow drift that appears to have formed in front of my garage.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Half Empty Coffee Cup on 15 Feb 2015, 19:54
The USA is apparently behind Europe in weather-forecasting science (http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21642127-europeans-do-not-just-talk-about-weather-more-americans-do-they-are). This is strange considering that the USA is more prone to extreme weather, and so might be expected to pay more attention:
[img]

It is 29C and 74% humidity here...
Not strange when we consider things better left to the Discuss section. Here in the US, as it is in Australia, climate is politicized.

So I have two reasons to hate the snowstorm outside my doors. It's cold, blowy, and I'm buried in snow... and everyone with certain political views will call it evidence.
Title: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Metope on 16 Feb 2015, 01:04
Seattle has been consistently in the high 20's- low 30's both summers I've spent there, so don't move there if you don't want to be hot, ankh. I love it though!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 16 Feb 2015, 18:27
It's going to be so cold on Thursday that the school postponed the Polar Plunge to next week. Not that I would participate anyway, but it probably is a bad idea to have people jump into a pond in -7 F weather.

It wasn't terribly cold or windy today, but there is 7" of snow and counting, the most we've seen in 2015. Classes in the afternoon were cancelled, which unfortunately didn't stop me from being called into work.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: SubaruStephen on 16 Feb 2015, 19:01
-11F here Thurs, and that's before the wind chill. Not much snow, but damn, the frostbite.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Feb 2015, 19:04
Seattle has been consistently in the high 20's- low 30's both summers I've spent there, so don't move there if you don't want to be hot, ankh. I love it though!
(I'm assuming you're using the Celsius scale there)

Low 30s are hot? Around here low 30s is a mild summer day. Hot is 40+.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: explicit on 16 Feb 2015, 19:08
30 degrees celsius is 86 F... that's pretty hot
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Half Empty Coffee Cup on 16 Feb 2015, 19:14
Seattle has been consistently in the high 20's- low 30's both summers I've spent there, so don't move there if you don't want to be hot, ankh. I love it though!
(I'm assuming you're using the Celsius scale there)

Low 30s are hot? Around here low 30s is a mild summer day. Hot is 40+.
*does some math* 104F or more? Does "hot" mean "People getting heatstroke" at minimum?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Feb 2015, 19:16
It gets pretty hot in the summer in Oklahoma.  A couple summers ago we had a solid week of 115 F weather. (Cue someone from Arizona commenting that Oklahoma doesn't get very hot in the summer...)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: celticgeek on 16 Feb 2015, 19:24
Several years ago it reached 122 o F (50 o C in the Phoenix area.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: hedgie on 16 Feb 2015, 19:51

*does some math* 104F or more? Does "hot" mean "People getting heatstroke" at minimum?
Common enough in some places.  It's usually children or seniors who are most likely to have physical problems, as long as they properly hydrate and stay out of direct sun (which means that farm workers are screwed during the summer harvest).  The worst 25 minutes of my life was back in high school, when I was driving home when it was 45 out in California, and the car started overheating, so I had to kill the AC and turn the heat on. 
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Feb 2015, 19:53
I've driven across the southern U.S. in 100+ F (38 C) weather in a car with no air conditioning. It wasn't pleasant...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: explicit on 16 Feb 2015, 19:55
I never use my ac in the summer unless it's raining or am in bumper to bumper traffic.

"Windows down, music up..."
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: hedgie on 16 Feb 2015, 20:10
Meh, I prefer the cold.  I can always throw another layer on, and my over-clocked desktop, despite liquid cooling makes a convenient space heater.  The only times I even close my windows are either when it's raining, or I know that there will be loud noises the next morning if I decide to sleep in.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Metope on 16 Feb 2015, 21:42
Being from Norway, I meant celsius and 30 is definitely hot for me. The good kind of hot though, not to keen when it gets over 45 (never gets over 33 in Norway, but I've traveled to a few actually hot countries and my "okay that's way too hot" cutoff seems to be about 45C).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 18 Feb 2015, 21:53
Just learned that despite my worst fears, I will not be called into work tomorrow.

Between the super-cold and the snow, all classes are cancelled until 10 AM Friday. The university has warned that any body part exposed for more than 10 minutes can end up frostbitten.

One of their tips was that if you're driving turn your heat up to max and point your air vents directly at your hands. With advice like that I think I'll choose the option of staying inside.

Currently 4F/-16C (which is a degree warmer than tomorrow's high) with -20F/-29C wind chills, with NWS saying the wind chill could get as low as -30F (-34C) tomorrow.

Normally I like snow days, but it's going to be way too cold to be outside at all, let alone sled, go to the slopes, or have snowball fights.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 19 Feb 2015, 02:45
In my VW, doing that would result in even colder hands (via wind chill), because the damn thing takes too long to warm up on my commute.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 19 Feb 2015, 14:49
Do many people use sump/block heaters in the USA?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Feb 2015, 15:03
When I was a child it was regularly cold enough for my parents to use one in the South of England.  As our cars didn't have heaters for the passengers either at that time, we would take the (paraffin) heater out from under the car engine and put it in the footwell between the passenger's feet for the journey.  Of course, then we'd have a lot of condensation on the inside of the windscreen so there'd be continuous wiping and bad vision; or we'd have to open the windows and get cold again while it cleared.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 19 Feb 2015, 15:29
Depends on where you are. I'm far enough north that you see them occasionally, but not far enough that they're common. Where I am, remote start is far more popular.

Here, I have to open my apartment's window to run a power cord for a block heater, so...

Now, -26 C is predicted for tonight. We'll see if my Golf will even start, if not, I guess I'm taking the Miata to work. Roads aren't terrible, at least...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Aziraphale on 19 Feb 2015, 16:00
I'm more used to seeing glow plugs on diesels. Don't remember ever seeing one on anything gasoline-powered... though it'd come in handy with the weather we've been having lately.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 19 Feb 2015, 16:05
So, glow plugs are a different technology, for increasing combustion chamber temperatures enough to get fuel to ignite while an engine is cold. I forget the details of how they work in nitromethane model engines, but in diesels, the fuel is injected when combustion is expected to start, and normal operation uses the heat of compression to ignite the fuel. The glow plugs are used before startup and (on some engines) during warmup.

In a gasoline engine, fuel is often injected when the intake valves are open. You do not want a hot exposed surface designed to help fuel ignite in there, without any control of the ignition timing. Spark plugs are used to achieve controlled ignition, in that case (and gasoline engines are set up to not perform any compression ignition, only using the spark plugs to ignite the fuel).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Feb 2015, 16:08
Unwanted compression ignition that sometimes occurs in petrol engines is what's known as "knocking", and is very bad both for performance and for the mechanics of the engine.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 19 Feb 2015, 17:13
So, glow plugs are a different technology, for increasing combustion chamber temperatures enough to get fuel to ignite while an engine is cold.
Yes, sorry I wasn't clearer. Glow-plugs in diesel engines are used to pre-heat the head of a cold engine to get it warm enough for the diesel fuel to ignite. Many modern diesels do not require them, because of improved fuel-injection technology.

A sump/block heater is a different thing. It is intended to keep the engine slightly warm while it is parked, so that it starts more easily, and comes up to normal operating-temperature more quickly, which reduces engine wear and fuel consumption. PWH was referring to the old kerosine-fuelled heaters, which were usually flat "wick" lamps with a wire gauze guard, designed to be placed on the ground under the engine. I've never seen one, but my father has described the ones they used in the army. A home-brewed way of doing the same thing is rig a lamp with an incandescent light-bulb on a piece of wood, slide that under the engine, and plug the lead into a normal power-socket. Much better is a properly installed electric sump/block heater, but again you have to hook it up to an electric power-supply in your garage, car-port or whatever.

Oh, and burning kerosine releases a lot of water-vapour. I have forgotten the exact numbers, but I think that if you burn a litre of kero, you release roughly a litre of water in the form of water-vapour, which will then condense out on cool surfaces like a car windscreen.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 19 Feb 2015, 17:18
And then another step beyond that is systems such as Webasto or Eberspcher coolant heaters, which run on diesel (or gasoline) and heat the coolant (much faster than even the best electric block heaters).

Downside for my application is that they slowly drain the battery, which hurts things in my case due to extreme short trips. And, they're rather expensive.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: SubaruStephen on 19 Feb 2015, 17:21
My diesel Mercedes has a block heater despite the car being built for the Southwest, where it's unnecessary. Now that it's up here in the MidWest where it's useful, it's still unnecessary because the car is 30 years old and I don't drive it in the winter (I will not expose my baby to that nasty road salt)

What I do drive is a (surprise) Subaru equipped with an oversized AGM battery.

You do not want a hot exposed surface designed to help fuel ignite in there, without any control of the ignition timing.

An undesigned hot spot in a combustion chamber is what causes detonation. Detonation causes engine damage.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Aziraphale on 19 Feb 2015, 17:32
Well, that was educational (seriously... I don't even drive and didn't know half this stuff. Thanks.)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 19 Feb 2015, 17:38
To be fair, many (most?) people that drive don't even know the bits about gasoline engines, much less the stuff about diesels.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: 94ssd on 19 Feb 2015, 18:54
All I know is that I learned that my 24 year old car runs surprisingly well in the cold.

Despite my best efforts, I ventured into the white abyss and the -30 wind chills because a friend needed a ride.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Feb 2015, 23:52
An undesigned hot spot in a combustion chamber is what causes detonation. Detonation causes engine damage.

Ah; a different term for what I called knocking.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 20 Feb 2015, 14:05
Detonation, knocking, pinking... All the same thing; all bad.

Is "waxing" a problem for diesels in your frigid winters? Wikipedia tells me that the USA and UK (like most places that experience cold weather) have standards on the fuel supplied during the winter months (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_diesel_fuel) (even Australia does, though it is not a big problem here). There are, however, questions about how applicable to modern diesel-engines are the traditional tests (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_filter_plugging_point) for waxing temperature.

If I drove in a place with cold winters, I'd look carefully at the filter heating in my chosen car. Modern diesel engines can be damaged by some of the "old tricks" used to prevent waxing, like adding kerosine to diesel (which is actually illegal in many places, but blind eyes are sometimes turned).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 20 Feb 2015, 15:49
I have driven diesel cars for thirty years, and never experienced waxing.   Before I could drive (e.g. in the cold winters we had in the 1960s) I remember seeing lorries stuck at the side of the road because of waxing.  I presume there are seasonally suitable amounts of additive included in what comes from the pump, and would never consider adulterating the fuel myself.

"Pinking" - ah yes, I'd forgotten that one; but then, it's so long since it mattered to me (see remark about diesels above).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 20 Feb 2015, 17:31
Gelling is the term used in North America, and it is a problem if you get fuel in the southern US and then head up to the colder northern parts of the US or into Canada, or if you last filled up before October or so, and now it's deep winter.

And, the anti-gel additive used by the fuel suppliers in North America is diesel #1... also known as kerosene. Lubricity additives are added to offset the reduced lubrication, but still...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: SubaruStephen on 20 Feb 2015, 18:21
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/83/78/74/8378742ec721a6350f4149a932b500a0.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 20 Feb 2015, 19:21
from my truck when I started up at 0700.

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n219/steve_ronin/1FB092B6-315E-4F27-A1D2-4A207EFDC7AE_zpsevwzfqe3.jpg) (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/steve_ronin/media/1FB092B6-315E-4F27-A1D2-4A207EFDC7AE_zpsevwzfqe3.jpg.html)

E stands for EAST, the direction I was facing.
and yes, this translates as -20 C.
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Post by: hedgie on 20 Feb 2015, 19:23
Yikes. 
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Post by: Akima on 21 Feb 2015, 00:17
And a reminder that Australia's weather is not always benign: Cyclone Marcia hammers Queensland. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-21/cyclone-marcia-leaves-60000-without-power-in-central-queensland/6173152)
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Post by: looktall on 21 Feb 2015, 01:01
Don't forget cyclone lam as well.
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-21/residents-struggling-to-cope-in-aftermath-of-cyclone-lam/6167518

And I think there's another one forming in the north west.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 06 Apr 2015, 07:48
I was genuinely convinced that spring would happen soon. Instead it just started snowing again.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 06 Apr 2015, 08:02
I postponed a trip to the cinema today because the weather is so fantastic.
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Post by: cesium133 on 06 Apr 2015, 13:29
Fack. They're now predicting severe thunderstorms along the route I'm going to be driving tomorrow:
(http://i.imgur.com/c4UGpqg.gif)
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Post by: 94ssd on 06 Apr 2015, 19:23
I swear to all that is holy and unholy if this weather in any affects my weekend plans to get drunk in a cabin with my friends I will destroy the world.
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Post by: Welu on 06 Jul 2015, 10:32
Holy crap, it's raining hard.
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Post by: 94ssd on 28 Sep 2015, 10:38
After a summer of drought conditions, it has been raining almost non-stop since Wednesday night and will continue to do so until Saturday.

I've given up on my hair, there's no point. Also I've taken to wearing my "what are those" non-slip work shoes everywhere because, other than my hiking boots, they're apparently the ONLY shoes I own that keep out water. I got a blister the other day when I was wearing my Vans.

My car also has water in it because the weatherstripping sucks.
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Post by: Grognard on 29 Sep 2015, 21:09
I have 4" of standing water in my yard and driveway.  :(
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Post by: jwhouk on 30 Sep 2015, 07:09
31 degrees F.

I GOT MY FIRST "ICE POSSIBLE" NOTIFICATION SINCE APRIL.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 30 Sep 2015, 07:20
We were camping up in the Yorkshire Dales in the weekend and on Sunday morning there was a moderate amount of hard frost on the field we were in. We have a wood burning stove for our tipi (middle class wanker alert) and in short order we were sat with the door open eating porridge, drinking coffee and enjoying the early morning sun.
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Post by: Grognard on 30 Sep 2015, 16:15
the high temp today was 82F, w/ 80%+ humidity...
more torrential rain tomorrow
AND
there is a fucking Hurricane headed this way.

!!Break out the life preservers and get to the boats!!!
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Post by: 94ssd on 01 Oct 2015, 00:21
We are expected to get some outer bands of said hurricane, meaning that it will now rain until Monday. The sun was miraculously visible for most of today except for the late afternoon/evening when it rained on torrents and there was some flooding
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Post by: 94ssd on 01 Oct 2015, 15:27
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-0/p180x540/12049463_1231451163548721_6860479566819560909_n.jpg?oh=895ce9e0b593e725b2365fbdc0333577&oe=568880BF)
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Post by: cesium133 on 01 Oct 2015, 18:02
Possibly in the path of the hurricane... (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/God%27s_Ark_of_Safety)
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Post by: mustang6172 on 01 Oct 2015, 18:26
Good news, everyone!  It seems our hurricane may collide with a nor'easter.

That is to say it's good news if you're nostalgic for Sandy.
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Post by: Metope on 01 Oct 2015, 18:28
Stay safe, east-coasters!
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Post by: 94ssd on 01 Oct 2015, 19:48
Good news, everyone!  It seems our hurricane may collide with a nor'easter.

That is to say it's good news if you're nostalgic for Sandy.

I'm nostalgic for Sandy. But Sandy in my neck of the woods was an overnight blizzard followed by a lovely snow day, so I realize there are probably several million people in other regions of the East Coast that don't share that sentiment.

Speaking of hurricanes, Pat McCrory (who, for all his many faults, never fucks around when it comes to disaster response) has placed all of North Carolina under a state of emergency, (http://abc11.com/weather/nc-under-state-of-emergency-ahead-of-hurricane-joaquin/1009232/) and the semi-annual mandatory evacuation of Ocracoke Island has begun.
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Post by: 94ssd on 02 Oct 2015, 05:00
Day 9 (out of 40?) of rain began with a very cold mist. For the first time this fall, I needed a jacket. There is a flash flood watch that doesn't expire until Sunday night, and predictions are for the worst flooding we've seen since January of 2013, which is when this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEv_Cs2RlII) happened.

Oh, and it's homecoming. Should be an interesting weekend.

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Post by: 94ssd on 18 Oct 2015, 20:32
At 6:00 today, I left town and go down the mountain, as they call it, for a concert. When I left, it was a perfectly seasonal 60 degrees. When I left the concert in Charlotte at 10, it was a bit chilly, but not to the point where I needed a jacket.

I didn't even notice it when I was in the car, but as soon as I got back to my apartment and opened my car door I got blasted with it. It is 29 degrees. My apartment was a popsicle. Fortunately it seems the pipes are well insulated.

I don't actually have a thermostat, it's baseboard heating. It's about that time where I'm going to have to remember to turn it on if I'm not going to be back before nightfall.
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Post by: cesium133 on 19 Nov 2015, 20:51
Looks like it's time for winter to arrive:
(http://www.weather.gov/images/mkx/WxStory/FileL.png?rand=53519)
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Post by: jwhouk on 19 Nov 2015, 21:30
Already here. Wind's blowing and the white stuff was falling with a vengeance this evening.
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Post by: 94ssd on 18 Jan 2016, 12:42
It is 5 degrees Fahrenheit. There was ice on the inside of one of windows this morning. I have work at 9 tonight and I'm dreading going outside so much.
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Post by: cesium133 on 18 Jan 2016, 12:51
I just noticed the image I posted a couple posts up updates itself automatically. It was -10F this morning. It's currently all the way up to 2F, and it's supposed to be -7 tonight. I actually had to turn the heat on in my apartment last night.
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Post by: Kugai on 18 Jan 2016, 13:31
We had a short. sharp and loud thunder and lightning show here last evening with plenty of heavy rain. Lasted about an hour and a half and you'd never know it was ever raining here as I looked out the window this morning.
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Post by: jwhouk on 18 Jan 2016, 19:37
What, 4 above?

That's a heat wave around here!

We hit -14 this morning.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 18 Jan 2016, 21:08
Still not cold enough to put on a coat....
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Post by: 94ssd on 19 Jan 2016, 08:00
What, 4 above?

That's a heat wave around here!

We hit -14 this morning.

Yeah but do you have 30 mph winds on top of that. Because that makes a difference let me tell you
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Post by: pwhodges on 21 Jan 2016, 00:52
Washington DC takes a very British approach to recent snow (http://mashable.com/2016/01/20/dc-historic-snowstorm-inch-of-snow/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#pJE8BTZe.Pq0).
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Post by: cesium133 on 21 Jan 2016, 05:59
Yeah, I was watching the weather report last night and the weather guy said it was going to be "an epic storm of historic proportions." Dude, it's 18-24 inches of snow. We got that lots of times when I was a kid.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 21 Jan 2016, 06:06
Hah.. I live in Georgia. if we get 1-2 inches of snow people lose their freaking minds. 6 inches is a 'Snowpocalypse'.
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Post by: War Sparrow on 21 Jan 2016, 10:35
I hear there will be a storm on the east coast. Stay safe, East Coastians and Maritimers.

Why aren't people on the East Coast of the US not called Maritimers too?
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Post by: 94ssd on 22 Jan 2016, 11:23
18 inches of snow and counting. It is the most significant snow event in this area since Hurricane Sandy I'm pretty sure. Campus is closed. That's different from classes being cancelled. Campus closed means the dining hall, student union, library etc. are closed. It means stay the fuck home. So naturally I've just come back from sledding down the hill behind the school of music building. I think I may have twisted my ankle.

Tried to build a snowman but the snow is too powdery. There's definitely been worse storms. Just because the snowfall total is going to be higher, maybe 2 feet when all is said and done, doesn't mean this holds a candle to the mountain blizzards with hurricane force winds we've had in the past. When the windchill gets to -30 as it did one day last year maybe we can start panicking.
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Post by: War Sparrow on 22 Jan 2016, 11:56
-30F, I assume. So it feels like -60, cause humidity is terrible and hard to adjust to. I moved to a humid climate, and the thermometer says it's warmer, but there is tiny ice shards in your skin. Back home may hit -30 or -40 Celsius on the regular, but at least it's a dry cold.

I'd be more concerned on those winds though. I'm glad that storm isn't as bad as it's been made out to be.
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Post by: 94ssd on 23 Jan 2016, 08:11
Roads are basically completely covered, winds have picked up a bit and now a rather large snowdrift has piled up outside my door, so that'll be a pain in the ass if I walk outside at any point today.

The one praise I have for Governor McCrory is that he takes disaster response very seriously. He asks for federal aid and offers state aid  for communities that need it (he gave state aid to the town of Kitty Hawk to repair unmitigated damages from Hurricane Sandy, which happened before he even took office), focuses on the safety of citizens and workers (checking in on the DOT and utility companies to make sure crews are being rotated properly) and isn't afraid to speak frankly.

He called people who go out driving in this weather without an actual need to "selfish," while that sounds harsh I'd have to agree. They're endangering themselves, the crews, and the people who for whatever reason do have to be out on the roads.
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Post by: mustang6172 on 23 Jan 2016, 11:07
Welp, I'm snowed in.

(http://i.imgur.com/QEqSq4r.png)
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Post by: 94ssd on 23 Jan 2016, 11:26
I have almost no food in my apartment, due to work and school I haven't had even one chance to go shopping since the storm was forecast. There are restaurants within what one would normally consider walking distance, but whether they're open or not will be crapshoot.

Looks like it may be a diet of ramen, pop-tarts, and potato soup for the next day or so.
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Post by: cesium133 on 23 Jan 2016, 18:46
My sister posted this on her Facebook account thingamajig:
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12552903_10154624611462818_7516993136431612215_n.jpg?oh=249faf3c4d0e7ecdf5f9bcb0fb5bec84&oe=572D9E18)
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Post by: Grognard on 24 Jan 2016, 20:26
yep. so is most of VA.

18" here at the homestead.

shoveling is a bitch.
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Post by: 94ssd on 24 Jan 2016, 23:30
You forget how much of a pain in the ass two feet of snow is when you don't get that amount for a couple winters. The storm is over and the roads are clear, but I ended up being late to work because it took me like 15 minutes to clear snow and ice off my car, dig a path for my car to get out (the lot had been plowed but there were snowdrifts on two sides of my car), end up stuck anyway, and dig some more. Snow piled up along the curb was partially obstructing a lane on one of the main roads. Also I'm pretty sure the available parking spots in this town have been cut in half due to snow piles.
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Post by: explicit on 24 Jan 2016, 23:55
This may be the first winter where I'm glad to be in New England and not a southern more area. We had about 4 inches here and most of it melted already...

I'd feel worse about telling you all of this, but as I stated, I am from New England. I crashed a car making a right turn once because the snow was so high...
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 25 Jan 2016, 20:57
"Tell my wife and kids I loved them!"

(http://i.imgur.com/R5oSNam.jpg)
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Post by: cesium133 on 25 Jan 2016, 21:01
It was snowing when I went to bar trivia earlier. The announcer told everyone, "Social media tip: don't complain about the weather out there. The people on the east coast don't care."  :roll:
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Post by: 94ssd on 13 Feb 2016, 02:36
It's so cold that I've had to engage the main-room heater in my studio apartment for only the 2nd time this winter. Usually the bathroom heater is enough to keep the apartment warm enough.

The wind is so strong that holding a lighter anywhere near the front door when a gust comes through will cause it to blow out, and it's supposed to be really windy all day, I'm half expecting to come back from work to find my screen door blown off its hinges completely.
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Post by: cesium133 on 13 Feb 2016, 10:07
My apartment faces south so it gets a lot of sunlight. Which is keeping my apartment so warm that despite it being 3 degrees Fahrenheit outside, I not only have the heat turned off, but I have the window open...
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Post by: War Sparrow on 13 Feb 2016, 10:16
My weather is bipolar(forgive the pun). It was -4-5c yesterday, but -30c today, -18c tomorrow, then back up to -6c Monday..when I have the day off but everything is closed for the holiday. I wish it would stay cold so I could acclimatize.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Feb 2016, 16:04
Holy shit. We have a weather thread?

Anyway, it's a wind chill of -11F tonight in my part of Jersey, apparently gonna get as low as -20F (actual temperature getting down to about -4F). Pretty chilly.
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Post by: 94ssd on 13 Feb 2016, 17:15
Current actual temperature: 8F
Current wind chill: -1F

Status of the mile-and-a-half walk I'm about to make to work: Not looking forward to it.
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Post by: jwhouk on 14 Feb 2016, 05:43
-18F when I pulled out of work this morning.

Why do I live in this state again?...
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Post by: mustang6172 on 02 Mar 2016, 19:15
It was warm and sunny on Monday.  It will snow on Friday.  There is no logic in March.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Mar 2016, 20:29
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Post by: cesium133 on 02 Mar 2016, 20:33
It was warm and sunny on Monday.  It will snow on Friday.  There is no logic in March.
Over the weekend it was 60 here. Yesterday we got 3 inches of snow, with more forecast tomorrow and Friday. Next week it's supposed to be 60 again.
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Post by: Tova on 06 Mar 2016, 20:40
https://theconversation.com/sydney-so-hot-right-now-whats-behind-the-citys-record-run-of-warm-weather-55756

Don't think I've ever spent so much time at the beach.
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Post by: Tova on 06 Apr 2016, 01:13
Okay, summer, you've overstayed your welcome.  :-P

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-06/hottest-april-day-recorded-in-sydney/7304630

(Yeah I know, whinge whinge whinge)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Apr 2016, 06:13
I know British/Commonwealth countries have extra letters in their words, but how does putting a g in whine make sense?

(Or how does it make sense for us Yanks to have taken it out?)
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Post by: pwhodges on 06 Apr 2016, 07:00
Um, because "whinge" is a word which is different from "whine", with a somewhat different etymology?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Apr 2016, 08:47
Oh. They seem to be pretty much the same thing.
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Post by: sitnspin on 06 Apr 2016, 10:05
They have similar, but not indentical meanings; and they have different origins.

http://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2007/03/on-whinge-and-whine.html
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Post by: pwhodges on 06 Apr 2016, 11:38
Quote
The British sometimes use the terms together for emphasis: “Stop your whingeing and whining!”

I might easily say: "Stop whining, you whinger!".

Whining refers to the sound (which may or may not be that of a complaint), whereas in modern usage whingeing refers specifically to complaining in a whiny way.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Apr 2016, 12:06
Maybe it's a regional thing. Whining here refers to both the whining sound and the complaining.
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Post by: 94ssd on 06 May 2016, 21:42
Yesterday was a day of pouring rain and cold. So like any angsty young adult I spent the day watching the rain from my window and writing.

It was down to 40 f here, with some of the highest elevations being even colder and getting a dusting of May snow
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Post by: cesium133 on 06 May 2016, 21:44
Today was really nice here. 84 and sunny. I ate lunch next to the lake in the warm sun.
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Post by: cesium133 on 14 May 2016, 22:33
(http://i.imgur.com/XPQSQFs.png)
Lousy Smarch Smay weather.
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Post by: hedgie on 15 May 2016, 00:04
I'd happily trade you.  It hits 82F/28C for me tomorrow.
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Post by: cesium133 on 15 May 2016, 06:36
You got yourself a deal. Now, how do we execute this trade?
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Post by: Tova on 19 May 2016, 20:45
I'm disappoint that I missed out on the entire whinge/whine conversation.

In Australia, we are firmly on track to see the warmest year on record, one year after the current record for the warmest year on record. Interesting times.

On the bright side, the weather in Sydney in recent weeks really has been pleasant. Unless you've been hoping for rain. Not so great in that case.

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/sydney.shtml

You can believe it's autumn early in the morning, not so much in the middle of the day.
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Post by: Tova on 29 May 2016, 23:11
Sydney weather stations record coldest May morning in 20 years (http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/30/sydney-weather-coldest-may-morning-20-years-record-warm-autumn)

I post this partly out of amusement that we've recorded our coldest may morning in twenty years in the middle of what will inevitably be our warmest year on record.

And partly so that most of you can point and laugh at what we Sydneysiders call "cold weather," even for late autumn.

Our cat slept on top of me for the first time since last winter, so that's the official start of winter in my book.
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Post by: 94ssd on 08 Jul 2016, 21:56
So we just had what is at least the storm of the decade so far. I was driving in it for a bit on my way home, the wind gusts actually were shaking my car, visibility was basically 0, and I had to pull over. As I was waiting for the storm to clear, which took about 15 minutes, it got worse. Tree limbs blew by me and pea-sized hail began to fall.

So I get home, there's a tree limb blocking my parking lot and tree branches scattered everywhere around my apartment. My storm door (which has never latched and always blows around during high winds) had someone been blown in such a way that it was stuck opened. And I had no electricity.

But that's not the worst of it by far. Our building is fine and I got power back around 9:30. But just 500 feet away from my apartment, another apartment building had its roof completely blown off by what may have been, but isn't yet confirmed as, a small tornado. What's left of the building still don't have power, possibly because the service drop for it has blown off into another zip code.

I found insulation from that roof 400 feet away. One of my friends had a top-level apartment and most of his stuff is damaged beyond repair. Parts of the roof fell onto cars in the parking lot and hit the building behind it, damaging its roof. which means everyone from both buildings is currently being made to find somewhere else to stay.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13654169_10205571581883834_2855900984523638307_n.jpg?oh=3187ca14c0f0e6e282781fd9d7025b01&oe=5833F96A)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13654204_10205571582283844_879523902300994258_n.jpg?oh=e70c5f3fb8f0a9e7eb28353bc05f0993&oe=57F65637)

Thankfully no one was hurt physically. The fact that all the surrounding buildings including mine are okay just shows how random nature can be. Or how shoddy that building's roof job was,. take your pick. .

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Post by: sitnspin on 09 Jul 2016, 07:00
Weather can indeed be freakishly random. I grew up in tornado country. It's not uncommon at all to see a house completely destroyed and a house next door or two houses down completely unscathed. Nature is a capricious lady. Glad you are all safe.
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Post by: cesium133 on 15 Dec 2016, 06:49
The programmers of the iOS weather app apparently failed to consider that the temperature can go below zero (which is even worse if you use Celsius, since its zero is warmer)

(http://i.imgur.com/RnI67yU.jpg)
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Post by: Thrillho on 19 Dec 2016, 05:19
I need to get some heavy weather clothes for New York in Feb. I hear that shit is cold, and I feel like the stuff I have probably isn't even enough for British winter  :psyduck:
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Post by: cesium133 on 19 Dec 2016, 05:43
It's not so bad in New York City (I'm assuming you're just going to the city, not upstate where it gets much colder), but it'll be cold compared to British weather.
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Post by: Kugai on 31 Dec 2016, 13:49
Terrific!!


New Years Day and it's raining Cats and Dogs 
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Post by: doombilly on 03 Jan 2017, 06:48
yay, we're back in double digits in Idaho.
23 today. Practically a heat wave.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 17 Jan 2017, 23:09
Day: too warm for snow, got rain.
Night: dips below freezing, ice everywhere.
Next day: too warm for snow, still raining, but not warm enough to melt ice.
Next night: below freezing again.
Day after that: busy day at work from everybody sliding into curbs.
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Post by: Tova on 18 Jan 2017, 00:14
I'd quite enjoy a day of snow after a number of 40 degree days (that's a couple of degrees over 100, for the benefit of our imperial-loving friends).
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Post by: cesium133 on 18 Jan 2017, 05:08
We don't have snow here currently, but you can take our ice if you want.
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Post by: doombilly on 24 Jan 2017, 06:36
erm, shovel for two hours to uncover the driveway I've not seen for a month, so Goodwill can deliver another couch for Augie to destroy...only to have it buried overnight in snow. fml
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: shanejayell on 04 Feb 2017, 09:49
Snowing like crazy.

This is BRITISH COLUMBIA in FEB. It should be RAINING.

Chalk it up to climate change?
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Post by: SvenUmbra on 04 Feb 2017, 14:50
Winter has passed by, last January, looking forward to it again in April though.
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Post by: Tova on 11 Feb 2017, 02:40
Okay, summer. That'll bloody well do.

Anyone want to swap for a day or two?
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Post by: Thrillho on 21 Feb 2017, 09:22
New York was below freezing every day I was there, especially on the Hudson Riverboat tour where with the wind it was down to -14C or so.

Then two days later, on the last day we were there, it was 17C and so fucking warm that I nearly went shirtless in Central Park.

What the fuck, America?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 21 Feb 2017, 09:38
It has been unusually warm lately. It's been 15-20C here in Wisconsin the past few days. Madison has set record high temperatures (http://www.weather.gov/mkx/RecordMidFebruary) for three days in a row and it's likely to do so for two more days. Normal for this time of year here is ~0C high and ~-10C low.

edit -- to illustrate how unusual this is, I'll mention that on Sunday I went to the lake and saw people ice fishing in shorts.  :psyduck:
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Post by: Kugai on 21 Feb 2017, 15:27
We've finally had about o weeks worth of good weather here, so I'm expecting it to go pear shaped before the weekend comes - it regularly does.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 27 Mar 2017, 15:23
You might have heard that Cyclone Debbie, a Category Three cyclone (what would be called a hurricane in the USA, or a typhoon in Asia) has hit the Queensland coast. I live far to the south of the affected region, so I'm quite safe, but I'm worried about people up there:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 27 Mar 2017, 15:40
Looks pretty intense!  The only acquaintance I have there is well north of this one, though (in Cooktown, north of Cairns), so I won't be getting dramatic pictures from him this time around, fortunately.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Mar 2017, 13:34
Holy shit, I didn't know that hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons were the same thing.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 29 Mar 2017, 23:44
They're all different names for Tropical Cyclones (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclone)  AKA Tropical Revolving Storms (http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/A-level/AQA/Year%2013/Weather%20and%20climate/Hurricanes/Tropical%20Storms.htm) in different regions of the world.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Mar 2017, 07:58
That's incredibly strange. It'd be one thing if people around the world called the storm itself different names, but to have them just have different names depending on where they are? Why?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 30 Mar 2017, 08:15
The naming schemes are determined by the weather organizations that monitor the storms. So, in the southwest Pacific, they're named by Australia's weather organization (don't know the name), in the eastern and central Pacific, they're named by NOAA, and in the western Pacific, by Japan's weather agency.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Mar 2017, 08:23
Haha, "naming schemes" sounds so sinister. I love it. But I don't mean the official names, like "Hurricane Katrina". I mean the idea that it's inaccurate to call that storm a cyclone or a typhoon.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 30 Mar 2017, 08:29
I think it generally derives from the media sticking to the official names (with exceptions, such as Hurricane Sandy being called "Superstorm Sandy" by the media).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Mar 2017, 16:06
Oh god, I fucking hated the name "superstorm". I'd mind it less if "superstorm" actually had a definition other than "it sounds cool!"
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 30 Mar 2017, 16:46
That's incredibly strange. It'd be one thing if people around the world called the storm itself different names, but to have them just have different names depending on where they are? Why?
The customary regional names for the storms were generally attached when global communication was much less, and there was no international standardisation. Often the names derive from local languages in the regions where the storms occur, which were adopted by Europeans who had no name for weather-systems that don't occur in Europe. As I understand it, "hurricane" is from hurakn, meaning "God of the storm" in an indigenous language (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta%C3%ADno) of the Caribbean, and "typhoon" is from the Chinese 台风 or 颱風 (tifēng pron. "taifung") meaning "great wind". The names were also adopted before any scientific understanding existed of the common nature of these storms.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 31 Mar 2017, 05:47
I think I'm gonna call them all tropical cyclones from now on.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 31 Mar 2017, 16:51
The shark and the cyclone:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39444621/deadly-shark-washes-up-after-cyclone-debbie (http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39444621/deadly-shark-washes-up-after-cyclone-debbie)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 21 Jun 2017, 14:55
Today was the hottest June day in Britain since 1976 (34.5 C at Heathrow).  Tomorrow will be about 10 degrees cooler.

The glue holding the PTFE pads on the bottom of my mouse has been melting...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Kugai on 21 Jun 2017, 16:46
The shark and the cyclone:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39444621/deadly-shark-washes-up-after-cyclone-debbie (http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39444621/deadly-shark-washes-up-after-cyclone-debbie)

Baby Sharknado?? :claireface:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Castlerook on 21 Jun 2017, 16:56
Oh great, now Australia is getting even more dangerous! If the spiders start growing wings, I'm leaving the planet.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Tova on 22 Jun 2017, 05:59
Mass ballooning (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/150518-spiders-australia-silk-webs-animals-environment/)

 :evil:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 22 Jun 2017, 15:31
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B-6-4LP0gb0/VRvB4fiXmlI/AAAAAAAASss/vTJ-ScPJT2Y/s1600/oh-thats-terrifying.gif)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 24 Jun 2017, 15:25
What is that gif from? I kinda like that girl and the gif amuses me.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 24 Jun 2017, 18:38
She's the AT&T saleslady from their current TV ad series. Milana Vayntrub.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 25 Jun 2017, 11:22
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Jun 2017, 01:24
What an attractive sales representative.

I have absolutely no way of purchasing the product anyway, I'm not even in the right country.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Kugai on 10 Jul 2017, 14:49
Weather has us in for a Polar Blast moving slowly up the country.

Should prove interesting.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Jul 2017, 18:28
She's the AT&T saleslady from their current TV ad series. Milana Vayntrub.
And the new Squirrel Girl!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Kugai on 13 Jul 2017, 17:38
Bloody coll here
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LeeC on 27 Sep 2017, 11:43
Been really hot, but starting tomorrow it will start feeling like fall.  I can't wait!

(https://i.imgur.com/Oxotgip.gif)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Dec 2017, 02:01
Very pretty snow this morning - but the main roads around Oxford have completely closed sections, so my intended trip to London (for a 90th birthday lunch party) is off.

I dare say that they'll get everything flowing again by lunchtime, but that will be too late for us.

(https://cassland.org/images/2017FirstSnow.JPG)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Dec 2017, 15:16
Same here
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Akima on 10 Dec 2017, 15:46
(https://i.imgur.com/R2nEL1Q.jpg)

Meanwhile, this morning in Sydney. :D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 11 Dec 2017, 05:12
Just this morning I had to give our rose hip tree a few shoves. So that it would shed the excess snow. Allowing the branches go up a foot or two so that I could comfortably pass under it. The alternative would have been to plow through and get some melting snow under the collar.

I'm comfortable with my borealocentric world view, thank you :-D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: JoeCovenant on 11 Dec 2017, 06:08
Scotland.

Northish - East Coast.

Not a flake!

 :cry:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Cornelius on 11 Dec 2017, 07:06
On the other side of the Channel - yep, we've got snow. Just got my train cancelled because of it.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Dec 2017, 07:37
Snowed where I live yesterday, and kept snowing all day. It was beautiful, and made me feel warm and fuzzy (especially now my boiler's fixed). Snow makes me think of romance.

I realised the last time I had seen snow I was in Central Park. That was a cool thing to think about.

Today the college where I work was closed due to snow. Extra day on the weekend. I feel pretty great today.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LTK on 11 Dec 2017, 07:41
Everything is covered in five centimeters of snow and increasing, and I still have to buy groceries for dinner. Crap.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Tova on 19 Dec 2017, 13:34
It's only 8:30am and the temperature has already passed 35C (95F).

I plan to hide in A/C comfort for as long as possible.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: hedgie on 19 Dec 2017, 15:24
Ouch.  My condolences.  That's even worse than summers in this part of California.  :cry:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 09 Jan 2018, 19:01
Someone make sure Akima hasn't melted: Australia third warmest year on record (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42630056)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Tova on 09 Jan 2018, 22:50
I avoided melting by once again burning fossil fuels and hiding in A/C comfort. :p

Although I actually went for a run in the morning, but it was early enough that it was bearable.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 11 Jan 2018, 01:43
If only there were some way to average that out with the -20 C that was outside when my train broke down and had no heat. (Illinois).

I travel with a space blanket for emergencies. I used it. Gave another to a shivering member of the train crew.

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Apr 2018, 08:57
April in Wisconsin:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6Ui4iWAAAw4qA.jpg:large)

Green Bay got it a lot worse than Madison did. They got about 30 inches (76 cm) of snow.

(edit -- dammit jim, i'm a physicist not a mathematician)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 16 Apr 2018, 17:34
81 and partly cloudy here. Didn't need my sunglasses for most of my evening bus route today.

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: War Sparrow on 29 Jun 2018, 12:12
Stay safe out there, fellow Ontario folks. Do not melt in this mid 30s heatwave.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: SubaruStephen on 29 Jun 2018, 18:33
I pray for 30, its almost 100 today.


Wait, did you mean C,K, or F?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 29 Jun 2018, 20:07
Stay safe out there, fellow Ontario folks. Do not melt in this mid 30s heatwave.

Mid-30's? HA! Try mid-FORTIES.

But it's a dry heat.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: War Sparrow on 29 Jun 2018, 20:13
Sorry, C. The heat cooked my brain.

I remember dry heats, when 32C meant 32C. I miss those days.

I will not try mid40s. I hate this province's weather as is.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 29 Jun 2018, 20:17
Right now I think I'd be okay if April's weather came back.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: sitnspin on 29 Jun 2018, 20:50
It's been over 100F every day this week. The coolest it has gotten at night all week is the mid 70s.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Castlerook on 30 Jun 2018, 02:30
25 C right now (that's 77F for you trans-Atlantic types).

Although they have put fire warnings in place around the country due to the recent weather drying out gorse areas.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 30 Jun 2018, 16:13
Right now I think I'd be okay if April's weather came back.

In my best 11 voice: "No you don't."
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Tova on 14 Jul 2018, 19:44
The temperature was below zero when I went out for my run this morning. Below zero! THESE ARE THE END TIMES.

(yeah yeah, I know, that's nothing, when I were a lad, blah blah blah)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Jul 2018, 19:48
Wait a minute - below zero? In JULY?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 14 Jul 2018, 19:51
Southern hemisphere?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Tova on 14 Jul 2018, 20:07
Sydney, Australia.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LTK on 24 Jul 2018, 07:13
If there were dry heatwaves like this more often, I'd actually be motivated to do laundry more often. Wearing my wet laundry is refreshing. Doesn't matter whether it's t-shirts or bedsheets.

Temperatures are going to go up to 33 degrees C by Friday. Every patch of grass that's not permanently shaded is already dead. Less of this, please.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 24 Jul 2018, 08:25
Temperatures are going to go up to 33 degrees C by Friday. Every patch of grass that's not permanently shaded is already dead. Less of this, please.

Heh. "Only" 33C.

Try 45. That's what we're slated to hit today in the Valley (113 F). Hell, yesterday my car's AATR (aka "the outside air thermometer" read 124 F - or a lovely 51 C.

And as I'm writing this, it's already 36C outside.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 24 Jul 2018, 10:12
Hot enough for you?  :evil:

By Thursday here it'll be a high of 23C and a low of 13C. The local newspaper had a headline this morning (https://madison.com/wsj/weather/arctic-air-blowing-in-thursday-after-more-days-of-s/article_13e1911b-6f4c-5ed5-b63c-37741ba9e376.html) complaining about the "Arctic" weather coming.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LeeC on 24 Jul 2018, 10:48
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: War Sparrow on 25 Jul 2018, 05:09
Here comes the rain again, Falling on my head like a memory...

Seriously this is awesome. 20C, steady rainfall.  The grass, she is green again! The yoga session on Parliament will be a bog, but I might go just to enjoy not 30+ with humidity.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 25 Jul 2018, 19:56
Oh joy, another record. (https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-weather/2018/07/25/phoenix-high-temperature-heat-set-continue-throughout-week-arizona/833917002/)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 25 Jul 2018, 20:03
I'm not sure I'd want to live in a place where the National Weather Service doesn't consider 107F to be hot (https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-112.1099853515625&lat=33.46383104705835).

Meanwhile in Madison (https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.07275836550724&lon=-89.45997988746109&site=all&smap=1), tonight's low is 63F (17C).  :wink:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Jul 2018, 16:24
I fucking hate this heat.

I hate hot weather.

Fine, be hot if you have to, some people are into that apparently. But can it least be cool enough for me to SIT STILL WITHOUT SWEATING?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 27 Jul 2018, 21:06
Dude.

It's 9 PM, and it's 41C (106F) outside. Windier than all get out (12 mph) but still - it's f'ing HOT.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 27 Jul 2018, 21:08
It's 11 pm here and 58F (14C). I love this weather.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 28 Jul 2018, 10:47
It's 11 pm here and 58F (14C). I love this weather.

Talk to me in January.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 28 Jul 2018, 10:49
heh heh heh...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: hedgie on 28 Jul 2018, 11:11
At least in the cold one can always add another layer.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LeeC on 31 Jul 2018, 07:44
Just a fun weather related video.  :-D

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Grognard on 31 Jul 2018, 20:36
we've gotten rain for 17 of the past 20 days.
and I don't mean drizzle.
if it rains... we get gully washers that put down 5cm+ per hour.
then it goes back to mid 80s temp and mid 90% humidity.
we've exceeded our 'standard' rainfall totals for the month of July by nearly 50%.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 01 Aug 2018, 07:59
And I have discovered the Time of Year They Don't Tell You About when you move to Arizona.

The time of year where you mistakenly believe that you moved to Florida, not Arizona.

Where the words "dry heat" are not mentioned, and you are walking around in what would be a relative humidity level that's considered "normal" pretty much anywhere else, except with 100F degree temps to go along with it.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: War Sparrow on 01 Aug 2018, 17:30
Rain! Storms! Tornado warnings! And it's still too damn warm.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LTK on 07 Aug 2018, 07:54
My god, for the first time in my life, my eggs have gone rotten. I've never known the smell of rotten eggs before this, because it has never been so warm for so long for my eggs to actually rot. What unknown horrors await next?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 07 Aug 2018, 08:13
Were they not in a refrigerator?
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: hedgie on 07 Aug 2018, 08:52
Perhaps not.  I remember when I was in Edinburgh, the Sainsbury's I used to go to didn't refrigerate the eggs.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LTK on 07 Aug 2018, 09:18
Refrigerating eggs is a US thing. We don't do it in Europe.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LeeC on 07 Aug 2018, 09:27
The US require eggs be cleaned before sold, which reduces its shelf live, so they are refrigerated. I know the UK require eggs NOT to be washed before being sold which actually does increase shelf life of the eggs, so refrigeration isn't much of a thing.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Case on 07 Aug 2018, 12:03
Refrigerating eggs is a US thing. We don't do it in Europe.

Errrh, yes 'we' do? (though it is not mandatory for supermarkets over here, not really necessary, and not a good idea (https://www.brigitte.de/rezepte/kochtipps/eier-in-der-kuehlschranktuer--eine-dumme-idee-10979082.html) to boot)

'Egg-compartment' typical for many a teutonic fridge:

(https://www.gekonntgekocht.de/wp-content/uploads/kuehlschrank-aufbewahrung-548x262.jpg)

What unknown horrors await next?

You'll sprout wings and a beak, and try sitting on your offspring, if you have any.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 24 Aug 2018, 14:22
Madison has had severe flooding recently due to a huge rainstorm on Monday, which dumped as much as 15 inches (38 cm) of rain in some areas. Latest developments is that the water level in Lake Mendota has risen so much that the flood control dam on the Yahara River has had to be opened to avoid overtopping, which is raising the water level in Lake Monona and by extension, downtown Madison. And on top of it, we're forecast to get more rain tonight and early next week.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: JoeCovenant on 28 Aug 2018, 01:04

Errrh, yes 'we' do? (though it is not mandatory for supermarkets over here, not really necessary, and not a good idea (https://www.brigitte.de/rezepte/kochtipps/eier-in-der-kuehlschranktuer--eine-dumme-idee-10979082.html) to boot)


That article (which neglects to point out one very important fact... unrefrigerated eggs 'peel' far easier after boiling...) I opened up two of the links on the page... one of which gave me this WONDERFUL "google translated" sentence...

"Only in storage, the ghosts divorce - may the fruits now in the fridge, right?"

:)

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: War Sparrow on 03 Sep 2018, 19:19
That's a sci-fi story right there.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Case on 03 Sep 2018, 22:57

That article (which neglects to point out one very important fact... unrefrigerated eggs 'peel' far easier after boiling...) I opened up two of the links on the page... one of which gave me this WONDERFUL "google translated" sentence...

"Only in storage, the ghosts divorce - may the fruits now in the fridge, right?"

:)

Ah, the divorced ghosts... "da scheiden sich die Geister" is an old idiom meaning 'opinions diverge" - the literal translation would be "minds take different paths/part ways" (Geist means mind or spirit, but also ghost, specter)

I guess the sentence that gave Google indigestion is this one:
Quote
"Nur bei der Lagerung scheiden sich die Geister - drfen die Frchte jetzt in den Khlschrank, oder nicht?"

The  correct translation would be: ""Opinions only vary on the best method of storage - do the fruit belong in the fridge, or not?", or, more literal "Opinions diverge only regarding (their) storage - are the fruit permitted into the fridge, or not?"  (*)

Though I admit that I like Google's version better.   :-D




(*) Contemporary use of standard German is infuriatingly liberal with the term "drfen" (being permitted to) in contexts where it has no meaning-, or where its use indicates a shockingly Orwellian mindset. An American free-speech enthusiast chafing at modern College speechcodes would likely weep bloody tears reading the average German opinion-article on ... pretty much anything. Like ... I am a goddamn' socialist authoritarian, and even I start hyperventilating at the implied suggestion of a moral or legal aspect to an individual's preferred method of storing fruit - To whoever ponders revoking my 'permission' to store bananas in my fridge, I say "From my cold, dead hands!"
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cybersmurf on 04 Sep 2018, 00:47
Aaaah, literal translations of idioms. Always fun. In German, if you want to tell someone they're stupid, and/or crazy, you can say "Du hast ja wohl einen an der Waffel". Literal translation: you got one on the waffle.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: War Sparrow on 04 Sep 2018, 07:18
The more I learn about Germany, the more I like it. It sounds clean and tidy, and filled with fun idioms-all things dear to my prairie heart.

Which is desperately homesick, as the family homestead is cool and cloudy today, while I feel like a steamed fish. Why is the air so chewy!
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Case on 04 Sep 2018, 08:01
The more I learn about Germany, the more I like it. It sounds clean and tidy, and filled with fun idioms-all things dear to my prairie heart.

If you don't mind the mandatory stick up your where-the-sun-shineth-not, it isn't half bad, sure.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cybersmurf on 04 Sep 2018, 08:17
Someone once said German is like word lego. Just mix and match your word parts, and it's supposedly a common practice.

What I am definetly guilty of, probably especially as Austrian, is building oversized sentences. German is definetly guilty of that, too. just adding clause after clause, nesting them within each other in a way you can easily get lost in a sentence that's like a whole page long. One thought, one sentence.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: hedgie on 04 Sep 2018, 08:54
The more I learn about Germany, the more I like it. It sounds clean and tidy, and filled with fun idioms-all things dear to my prairie heart.

If you don't mind the mandatory stick up your where-the-sun-shineth-not, it isn't half bad, sure.

I dunno, I thought that Berlin was rather interesting, and had the right kind of crazy.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: War Sparrow on 04 Sep 2018, 09:10
My current residence's tagline is "The city that fun forgot." I doubt Germany's worse.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Case on 04 Sep 2018, 09:42
My current residence's tagline is "The city that fun forgot." I doubt Germany's worse.

I didn't say that Germany is no fun - I said that German society is a very carefully constructed one, and one that provides its members with a maximum of individual liberty by requiring they observe a maximum of unwritten social protocol. The crazy thing is that it actually works.

It's a bit like the "Individualists' Association".  :laugh:

Also:

(http://www.ruhr-guide.de/artikel_pix/bearb-i4_0231-8_Krause_Woan.jpg)

"Elsewhere sucks, too - The Ruhr-area in the 1980s"

I dunno, I thought that Berlin was rather interesting, and had the right kind of crazy.

Berlin != Germany (Is there a superlative of 'not', and if so, what is its symbol?)



Edit: German society loosened up considerably over the last few decades, especially following the end of the Cold War. Compared to the 1980s, we're positively frivolous.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: War Sparrow on 04 Sep 2018, 10:04
Well that's true. When I read "stick up the ass" I assumed you meant "boring and serious", as that is what people mean when they say it here. Or, you know, "have basic manners and consideration for others", which is uncommon in my chunk of the city.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 26 Jan 2019, 04:12
It's forecast to get pretty cold here next week. Next week's forecast, according to the U.S. National Weather Service (temperatures are in Fahrenheit, -17F=-27C):
(https://imgur.com/UiweMMZ.jpg)
And in Wisconsin and Minnesota, it'll be even colder than here...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 26 Jan 2019, 14:18
Sunny skies and Seventy degrees here.  :-D
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 26 Jan 2019, 15:55
I'll remember that when it's 120 degrees in Arizona.

BTW, the NWS has revised Wednesday low down to -25.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: War Sparrow on 26 Jan 2019, 16:29
that's 48C. Ick.

I don't mind the cold; that's Canada in the winter. But I am offended by a 20 degree difference between the "measured temperature" and "real feel". Humidity is the pits. And I'm bruised up from an outdoors lab that needed me to slog through all of the snow (30cm Wednesday, topped with freezing rain).

Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 29 Jan 2019, 16:39
(https://imgur.com/EAUU3CR.jpg)

And the forecast wind chill is -55F...
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Welu on 29 Jan 2019, 16:43
Snowing here now.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: jwhouk on 29 Jan 2019, 17:13
One year in Arizona, and I do not miss that weather. At. All.

70's for most of the rest of the week, and some scattered showers (we call them "random showers" around here) possible.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Castlerook on 29 Jan 2019, 17:48
Snowing here now.

Snowing down at this end too.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Tova on 29 Jan 2019, 22:05
Yikes. I have no concept of weather that cold.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Jan 2019, 02:10
A correspondent of mine in Minneapolis tells me today is forecast to be -34C there, with windchill making it feel like -57C

C not F.

Here in southern Britain it's currently a couple of degrees below zero at night and above zero by day.  For us this is really cold, and there are warnings of disruption and the like.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: LTK on 30 Jan 2019, 04:58
Yesterday the Dutch railway company announced that they were altering the schedule and reducing the number of trains running because snow was forecast for today.

This morning there was a light flurry for all of 15 minutes.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Jan 2019, 07:12
It's -4 here in Michigan and it's my day off. Just doesn't seem fair to me
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: War Sparrow on 30 Jan 2019, 07:34
Stay safe, everyone.

We're no colder than usual; -17C or so. And it isn't snowing! For context, we've had the snowiest January on record, with 97cm. Yay.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: BenRG on 30 Jan 2019, 09:21
Winter has arrived with a bang in the south-eastern UK. For some perverse reason, it only rains, sleets or snows when I am travelling to or from work or to and from my religious meeting place.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: War Sparrow on 30 Jan 2019, 09:51
 CBC cross compared the capital's weather to some  the other Ottawas in North America.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/warmest-ottawa-us-cities-1.4998644

Ottawa is simultaneously proud that it is one of the coldest country capitals in the world and bitter about that fact, I think.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Jan 2019, 12:07
Winter has arrived with a bang in the south-eastern UK. For some perverse reason, it only rains, sleets or snows when I am travelling to or from work or to and from my religious meeting place.

And the entire fucking country grinds to a halt.

Weirdly enough my commute today was the easiest it's been since September because apparently loads of people were so spooked by the weather warnings that they just stayed at home.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Jan 2019, 15:09
I'm flying to Vienna on Friday morning.  Frankly, on the basis of the forecast I've just seen I'm not anticipating any real difficulty, but I'll probably give some extra time to catch an earlier bus to the airport (it's a direct bus from Oxford to Heathrow, and it runs on motorway for the entire journey once outside Oxford).
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Case on 31 Jan 2019, 12:46
So my Mom has learned about Donald's tweet about wanting global warming back or something (I can't look, sry ...) and she texts me: 'This man is truly dangerously stupid'.

Never could argue with Mom.

Stay safe (and as warm as you can), the rest of you.
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: RedWolf4 on 01 Feb 2019, 16:29
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/01/queensland-floods-man-missing-highway-cut-and-schools-closed

Meanwhile, in Australia. . . .
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 14 Apr 2019, 07:50
It's the middle of April, so it's snow time here in not-quite-Chicago. And I was planning to drive to Madison today...

(https://imgur.com/Gix4yY8.jpg)
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: Thrillho on 16 Apr 2019, 12:03
Holy shit Prince was right all along  :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Title: Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Apr 2019, 15:42
You've got purple rain?  :-o