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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jan 08, 2018 8:32 pm

My apologies wagga. I keep forgetting that.
Indeed, my friend hobbit. I am hoping that the current warm up will be accompanied by some clear skies tomorrow night to allow for some viewing.
We are expecting a second day in the 30sF. But the " other shoe drops " early Thursday morning when the cold moves back in accompanied by snow. Just when grass was starting to show up again.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby coracle » Jan 09, 2018 3:02 am

I'm going out of the house for the first time in a few days, and will be really bundling up! It's a cosy warm house, but only 2 degrees out there so far. Hmm, I hear the ironing and a coffee calling me!
(I need to buy groceries, plus a couple of other errands to do).
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jan 09, 2018 3:00 pm

Yes we have been told about the blue moon on January 31st, which will be an eclipse and also a blood moon, whatever that is. Doesn't blue and red make purple? A purple moon, perhaps?


Total lunar eclipses are sometimes called blood moons because the moon takes on a reddish hue. I believe the name didn't catch on till recently, when a series of 4 total eclipses in a row (a 'tetrad') occurred a few years ago and some people attached theological significance to them.

The past few days have been very warm here in east central Minnesota, with highs around 38F/3C. The bottom falls out again beginning tomorrow night, when a storm brings in wet heavy snow and possible blizzard and whiteout conditions. The cold returns this weekend with highs struggling to reach 5F/-15C.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jan 10, 2018 12:16 am

Thank you stargazer. :D There is an old saying to believe only what one sees and only half of what one hears. It is good to be able to check reality with someone. ;)

coracle wrote:Well, I've been looking at the lovely sunny mornings after 9 am, and thinking how odd it is that it's only 2 degrees C outside! I'm recuperating from a chest and sinus infection, so it's nice not having to go out in it.
And it wasn't until after I got sick that I discovered I'm currently living in the worst city for asthma in this country. Damp and polluted, eh?
It can only get better!


I'd believe it, wherever you are. :) Each time I went to UK I ended up with some sort of 'lurgy', and a visit to the doctor. I hope you are better and haven't had the dreaded "Aussie flu" the International Express' latest edition was rabbiting on about. Did you have a real "White Christmas"? Or was it just plain chilly?

johobbit wrote:wagga, I simply melt at those sizzling temperatures in your part of the world! :-o


It could have been worse. Sydney is one of Australia's largest cities, as you would expect, since it was the first one established, and it is rimmed with a collection of country towns that ended up as outer suburbs in what is called Greater Western Sydney. Some, like Penrith, Richmond, Hornsby and Campbelltown, are cities in their own right, with their own suburbia.

I noted that Sydney gets the glory for the hottest place on Earth last Sunday, according to the Washington Post, but, as locals said here in the news, Sydney is a good 60 kilometres away from the hot spot in question. The local minister there on Sunday preached a sermon on what hell is, but I doubt he meant such a literal interpretation. By the way, the highest temperature in these parts was 47.8C in Richmond, in 1939.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jan 13, 2018 1:52 pm

I'm melting, melting! ;)

That kind of heat is even harder to imagine since we're back in the deep freeze for the weekend. Spots north of here sank to about -30F/-35C overnight, and here it is a balmy 4F/-16C in mid-afternoon. The sky is crystal clear so the bottom will fall out again once the sun sets about two hours from now.

I'm sure all the (American) football fans are glad we have an enclosed stadium for tomorrow's playoff game, especially since the opponent is from New Orleans, a Southern city that doesn't get very cold even in winter (by local standards, anyway).
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jan 14, 2018 8:05 pm

Off topic I know, but the remark about the game must be responded to. After watching the local team (The Vikings) almost lose in front a home crowd after leading for more than half the game, well, it just makes a fellow want to curl up and hibernate for a hundred years X(
Anyway. Local weather, more suitable for the great Northwest, came back to stay awhile. Snow, light, and fluffy, came at times horizontally across the yard. That's not too bad, if you are able to grow with the wind. Not so fun otherwise [-(
Fortunately as I said, light, and fluffy. Four to six inches by my guesstimat. Of course I have been known for inaccuracy at times, and blowing snow hardly stays still enough to measure properly.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby johobbit » Jan 15, 2018 12:14 pm

wagga wrote:The local minister there on Sunday preached a sermon on what hell is, but I doubt he meant such a literal interpretation. By the way, the highest temperature in these parts was 47.8C in Richmond, in 1939.

:-o
And excuse me while I ;)).

So, that mild 24 hours last week with abundant rain was enough to melt much of the snow we had. Quite something! The grass was showing for a wee bit, but then the temperature dropped last Friday and we had a good few inches of more snow, hurrah ... a white landscape again! It has remained very cold since, which meant that all the water on the ground from the melt, froze. Icy conditions were present for a while, that's for sure. We are expecting more snow this afternoon and overnight. I would think that this winter thus far we have had over a couple of feet of snow in total.

I am enjoying my early morning (dawn) and early evening (dusk) walks most days. There is no doubt I bundle up (it was near -30 with the windchill a few nights), but when one is dressed for it, it is really lovely, especially greeting the sunrise just outside our village before 8 a.m., and then watching the sun set over the fields at the opposite end of the day. ♥ Stunning.

There is a slight warm-up coming (nearing the freezing mark) towards the end of this week, but we're hoping it won't go above 0C too much. It shouldn't at this time of year!
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby coracle » Jan 16, 2018 4:11 am

We're apparently at risk of having some snow later today. Not had any for a month. I want to go out this afternoon, so I will need to be well wrapped. (I'm recuperating after some sickness, trying to be well enough to work - going out in the cold is not the best option, but there are things I need to do).
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