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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #100 on: 24 Feb 2013, 19:07 »

No bread, no milk, and no beer to be seen, hey?
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #101 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...)
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #102 on: 25 Feb 2013, 00:04 »

TP is the other thing that goes first. 

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #103 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:
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #104 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
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #105 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.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #106 on: 07 Mar 2013, 18:44 »

Snowing here, weatherman says it should get to be about 6 inches. Feh.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #107 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.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #108 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.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #109 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:
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #110 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.


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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #111 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.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #112 on: 10 Mar 2013, 17:52 »

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #113 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.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #114 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.

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #115 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?

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #116 on: 14 Mar 2013, 18:16 »

This is Phoenix, Arizona I'm talking about.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #117 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. 
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #118 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.

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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?
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #119 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.)
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« Reply #120 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. 
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #121 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.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #122 on: 15 Mar 2013, 10:38 »

I useta live in Rhinebeck.  Good memories, especially sledding at the Mills estate.  The hills out back rolled right down to the river...
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #123 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'.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #124 on: 19 Mar 2013, 22:53 »

My drive home Monday. 




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. 
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #125 on: 20 Mar 2013, 06:43 »

I useta live in Rhinebeck.  Good memories, especially sledding at the Mills estate.  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!!
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #126 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?

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #127 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
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #128 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.
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 50°F - which also happens to be the nighttime low, according to my weather app.  It topped off at 76°F today.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #129 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.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #130 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.
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« Reply #131 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.
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« Reply #132 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.
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« Reply #133 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.   

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« Reply #134 on: 21 Mar 2013, 16:23 »

Local weather according to one of my favourite unexact weather sites: -2°?! It's fucking cold and snowing.

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 20°C makes me frickin' tired, while everything below 5°C 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 -10°C, 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 35°C 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…
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« Reply #135 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).
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« Reply #136 on: 21 Mar 2013, 17:00 »

Twenty years ago, Phoenix had a high temperature of 122 oF (50oC).
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« Reply #137 on: 22 Mar 2013, 09:52 »

Well, here the current record of temperature is at 35.2°C, 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 40°C. 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.

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« Reply #138 on: 22 Mar 2013, 10:18 »

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

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« Reply #139 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...
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« Reply #140 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.
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« Reply #141 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!
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« Reply #142 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.

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #143 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. 
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #144 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 1°C, and rain in spring and fall.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #145 on: 22 Mar 2013, 20:59 »

It's snowing in Denver right now.

Oh, BOY, is it snowing.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #146 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.

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #147 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.
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« Reply #148 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.

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #149 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.
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