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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Nov 05, 2016 2:54 pm

Local media is abuzz with talk of records falling this week. The Twin Cities set a record high today for November 5 (73F/23C), breaking a record set in 2001.

But more surprising are: latest date for first frost of the season, currently November 7, 1900 but expected to fall this week, with no frost in sight for the next week or two. And the longest period of consecutive days above freezing (0C), formerly 207 in 1894 and 1900, is tied today and will be shattered as well.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Nov 10, 2016 8:45 am

Is your "no frost in sight" comment still accurate Gazer? We finally had official Fall arrive here in Kansas a couple days ago. We haven't had a hard freeze yet but the past two mornings I've walked out to the bus with my son to see frost on the tops of vehicles and plants. But the warmest parts of the day have been delightful. Upper 60Fs with lots of sunshine and little wind.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Nov 10, 2016 11:05 am

The weather remains absolutely glorious here, fantasia. Unbelievable for November (and a far cry from the 'gales of November' storm that thrashed Lake Superior 41 years ago today, sinking the Edmund Fitzgerald).

The Twin Cities forecast includes the possibility of frost early Saturday morning, but previously it has dodged similar forecasts of frost. (It should be noted that the rest of Minnesota, to my knowledge, has already had a frost. The Twin Cities exception is likely due to the urban island heat effect).
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Nov 13, 2016 7:18 pm

We've had a few frosty mornings here recently, but I think I see the first hard freeze coming up on Thursday. In the meantime, it's going to warm back up again with highs in the mid-70Fs. I think I will do my best to be outside as much as possible this week. ;))
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby HazyHays » Nov 14, 2016 12:27 pm

I am back from school and today and this morning waiting for the school bus it was very chilly. Now it isn't too awful as I expect it is warmed up into the upper 50's now. It is very cloudy though with no sign of sunshine in sight.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Nov 15, 2016 1:07 pm

In addition to warming as I posted above, we're looking at setting record high temps today and tomorrow. I think in some parts of Kansas it may hit 80F tomorrow. Crazy...
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby HazyHays » Nov 15, 2016 1:13 pm

fantasia_kitty wrote:In addition to warming as I posted above, we're looking at setting record high temps today and tomorrow. I think in some parts of Kansas it may hit 80F tomorrow. Crazy...

Also pretty nice here in Maryland, but not near the 80'd. It is in the low 60's though.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Nov 15, 2016 1:51 pm

Yeah, our typical high temps this time of year are the upper 50Fs. ;))
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby HazyHays » Nov 15, 2016 2:13 pm

Ours are usually in the mid to low 50's as highs and in the 30's as lows during this time.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Nov 15, 2016 9:08 pm

Welcome, HazyHays! Hope you enjoy the forum.

Our average high here now is around 47F/9C, but we've been over that for quite a while. But winter arrives this weekend, with the season's first frost expected in the Twin Cities and up to 2 feet of snow (by some models) in eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. This storm will move east next week, possibly affecting New York and New England.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Nov 17, 2016 8:09 pm

The first official winter storm of the season ( at least according to the weather channel ) is finally upon us. It is raining as I sit here with snow expected to gather during the evening, then turning to rain again, then shifting to snow again as things get colder during the day. Estimates of actual snowfall vary by station I am watching. But it looks like I will be making use of a shovel.
From Brainerd to Duluth is estimated anywhere from seven to thirteen inches. Winds are going to be gusting from 30 to 50 MPH in some places.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Nov 17, 2016 8:53 pm

HazyHays wrote:Ours are usually in the mid to low 50's as highs and in the 30's as lows during this time.


That sounds like midwinter temperatures down here. I'm afraid you'd probably find our weather a bit warm for your liking. Especially now we are finally getting some really normal November weather. The maximum today is 36 degrees Celsius, and it is only the beginning of summer. We have had some bushfires already, but hopefully people will learn to be careful the rest of the time until April.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Nov 18, 2016 2:42 pm

36C is a pretty hot summer day here, though as we discussed earlier it tends to be extremely humid here which holds temperatures down but makes it uncomfortable.

That's a far cry from today, however. Our warm temps have come crashing down on winds howling from the northwest at over 50mph/90 km/hr. Here in far southern Minnesota it's just snow flurries, but in a swath of the state stretching from southwest to northeast travel is not advised as the wind is whipping piles of snow into drifts and whiteout conditions. Welcome to winter!
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Nov 22, 2016 4:38 pm

We had a tiny warm weather break today. It was very nice out, I think 69F or 70F? We also had a tiny bit of much needed rain overnight.
We'll be back to cold weather tomorrow. ;))
I've seen that the northern and Rocky Mountain parts of the USA are getting hammered with snow just in time for Thanksgiving travel.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Nov 22, 2016 8:28 pm

The coveted Golden Snow Shovel award for last week's storm goes to the northern Minnesota town of Orr, which logged 26.4 inches/630mm. After a brief respite, another storm is blowing in from the southwest. Currently it is a cold rain here in southern Minnesota, with the freeze line just north of here. Areas just north of the Twin Cities metro may get up to 6 inches (150mm) of fresh snow just in time for Thanksgiving.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Nov 23, 2016 4:31 am

You might yet be beaten for that golden snow award. I rather expect it to be snowing in Minnesota (47.7 degrees latitude) and all points northwards at this time of year. A cold snap is sending snow into the Australian Alps, maybe even Thredbo, and also in Tasmania. Today's date is November 23rd and it is supposed to be late spring, even summer. Hobart, in Tasmania, 42 degrees south (latitude) and the Australian Alps are about 37 degrees south (latitude).
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