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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Dec 21, 2016 3:44 pm

Fantasia_Kitty wrote:A few days ago it looked like we MIGHT have a white Christmas. Well, that has now changed. Our current forecast for Christmas day is this: "Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon. High near 61F. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80%." Ok then. Busting out the t-shirts for Christmas


Oh well, never mind. :( It won't be too bad to cook Christmas dinner in 61F. So far, in our summertime roller coaster weather, it has been unbearably muggy, sometimes with temperatures reaching 39C, then after some rain it cooled down with cloudiness today. But we are expected to go over 40C on Boxing Day. C'est la vie. Merry Christmas, anyway.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Dec 21, 2016 4:19 pm

This is a question for a different thread probably, but I'll go ahead and ask here anyways. Do you have lots of cold dishes for Christmas in the southern hemisphere?
40C. That's awful!
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Dec 22, 2016 2:03 pm

Fantasia_Kitty wrote:Do you have lots of cold dishes for Christmas in the southern hemisphere? 40C. That's awful!


Yes indeed! Though much depends on what people want and enjoy. Cold roast meats, like turkey and ham can be delicious served with salads, rather than vegetables. We get pasta, rice and coleslaw salads plus Greek and Caesar salads etc. Tabouli is sometimes popular. Cold cooked prawns are deliciously festive, accompanied by cold beers and other drinks. Once a Christmas pudding is cooked, it can be eaten cold, just like cake, sliced with a bit of brandy butter on it. One lovely accompaniment is a platter of sliced watermelon, honeydew and rockmelon, along with grapes and other fruits, and people might prefer pavlovas and trifle to the traditional Christmas pudding.

The heat can also influence how and where Christmas is spent. But it is still Christmas, and Happy Christmas to everyone in this discussion.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby mm1991 » Dec 22, 2016 7:11 pm

Well Ladies and Gents, it's winter once again. I'm enjoying the winter for now since it's only just started, but I think after new years, I'll already be tired of it!

It's been SO very cold here this past week, I'm actually not going to complain that the weather prediction for Christmas changed from us having a white Christmas, to having a rainy Christmas. I'll take that 48 degrees! :D
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jan 04, 2017 12:00 am

Winter has indeed arrived! Temperatures will struggle to reach 0F (-17C) here the next few days, even with the sun out, and wind chills will be well below that. Nighttime lows may be around -10F/-23C. Nothing record-setting; this is Minnesota in January, but a bit chilly after our pleasant extended autumn. Now if we could just get that ice off the highways... (salt loses much of its effectiveness at these temps).
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jan 06, 2017 3:42 pm

stargazer wrote:Temperatures will struggle to reach 0F (-17C) here the next few days, even with the sun out...


Now that sort of daytime maximum is definitely cold. Down here we have had several heat waves, with one due after tomorrow, maybe reaching 37C. But we have also had a little rain, dragged down from the monsoon weather Darwin and Northern Queensland have had for the past month or so. It also seems the further south one goes the hotter it is. Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide, in particular, have had some very extreme weather. Temperatures north of here, beyond Brisbane, and the Tropic of Capricorn, can be surprisingly mild.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Jan 09, 2017 7:50 pm

Tomorrow and Wednesday we are getting a reprieve from the cold. The temps are very nice: 59F and 63F respectively.
Buuuuut... Thursday a cold front comes through and Friday is showing 60% chance of freezing rain. Saturday has 50% chance of freezing rain. Sunday has 50% chance of freezing rain. I HATE freezing rain, it is the worst weather imho.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jan 11, 2017 2:16 pm

Agreed about the freezing rain, fantasia. We had some of that the other night, and it took me about 20 minutes to get into my car and scrape all the ice off the windows (and that was with both front and rear defrosters running). But I wanted to clear it off before the colder weather (-12F/-25C) hits tomorrow night.

Between the ice and cold (salt doesn't work at this temperature) and high winds, some freeways around here were skating rinks yesterday.

But in 6 months it will be at least 100F/55C warmer. Ugh. ;))
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jan 12, 2017 3:05 pm

stargazer wrote:But in 6 months it will be at least 100F/55C warmer


That would be just about right. We had a very hot day last Wednesday with a maximum of 41C. We had one day of relatively mild temperatures yesterday, and today we are expecting a maximum of 43C/110F. Enjoy the cold while you have it. :D However, I doubt you would get a gain at any time of 55C which would be off the temperature gauge. The thermometer we have up in this room says 50C = 120F ;))

EDIT: 6.44pm ADST 13/1/2017. The maximum today was 45C/112.5F, and it won't be much better tomorrow @ 38C. Not much relief tonight either.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby aileth » Jan 13, 2017 9:15 am

waggawerewolf27 wrote:The maximum today was 45C/112.5F, and it won't be much better tomorrow @ 38C. Not much relief tonight either.

That's hot, wagga! We will get a "day or few" of 42C per summer, which serves to warm the river enough to make it pleasant to swim in. The nights are the worst, though. You hope it will cool off, and it just won't. Go to bed sweating, wake up sweating! Ugh! Can't expect much else when you live on the edge of a desert zone, I suppose.

We're in the midst of a cold spell: -20C with wind. Hopefully it will moderate; the weather "fore-guessers" predict rain for later in the week, followed by more cold and snow. Please make up your minds! We got spoilt by a couple of super mild winters, so I guess it's time for a cold one.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Jan 13, 2017 11:54 am

I wouldn't mind sharing some warmer air for a bit. ;)) Our ice storm is supposed to roll in about 4pm today. We're predicted to get somewhere between 1/4-1/2" of ice. But my family just to the northwest is predicted to get 1/2-1". :S That's a lot of ice and can cause a lot of damage. So we'll see what happens over the next few days. Even though Sunday is supposed to get up to 38F, it's going to cool back off in the evening with more ice falling. Monday should be back to normal. Here's hoping we don't lose power!
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby johobbit » Jan 13, 2017 12:54 pm

That is so very cool you saw the "glory" on your descent, stargazer! Wow!

fantasia wrote:I'm sure stargazer and johobbit would laugh at our definition of "winter storm" but anyways... ;)) This sort of thing is rare in Kansas.

Haha, but no, I'll restrain myself. ;)) Seriously, it is always interesting hearing about weather rarities in different areas.

Oh my, wagga, that's sounding mighty hot, hot, hot! #:-s

mm, good to see you here again. So, did you get your rainy Christmas?

We had a white Christmas. :D So happy about that. Our entire December was quite snowy. But since December 25th, we've had melting, then freezing, then more snow, then rain, then snow, and again. ;)) Right now, we're in a comfortably cold spell (great for walking in), but much of the snow has gone with the rain the past couple of days. It could be up to 10C/50F at one point next week! :-o This is January, for Pete's sake! Bring on the snow!


stargazer wrote:But in 6 months it will be at least 100F/55C warmer. Ugh. ;))

Ditto. I will take the colder temperatures Any Day!

As aileth just mentioned about this winter
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;)) Indeed!

Yikes, stay safe in that ice storm this weekend, fantasia. While it can be so picturesque, a storm like that can be so serious and dangerous. Take good care! Guess lots of people in your area are hunkering down for the weekend.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jan 13, 2017 5:11 pm

45C is almost beyond my imagination. ;)) Glad such temperatures are unheard of here (except with the heat index).

The small towns of Cotton and Embarrass, in northeast Minnesota, had the lowest temperature in the Lower 48 US states this morning (-42F/C). That's a bit chilly but almost easier for me to imagine than 45C. Our temperatures here in the southern part of the state were much warmer than that, but still below 0F/-17C. It will be around freezing late this weekend as we're on the northern edge of that big ice storm that may paralyze the center of the US.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jan 18, 2017 1:21 am

stargazer wrote:45C is almost beyond my imagination. Glad such temperatures are unheard of here (except with the heat index).


I'm almost too embarrassed to say to that Minnesotan town, Embarrass, that today our maximum was 45.1C, with an overnight minimum of over 30C, and 38C by 9.00AM. We, in Western Sydney, even outclassed such superhot Western NSW towns like Dubbo (41C), or even Bourke and Broken Hill. Most days this week, so far, including last Friday, have been 38C or over, in what would be called an Extreme Event. Yet, conditions in the Southern Pacific are supposed to be neutral. Maybe it is the El Nino we have when we are not having an El Nino? :-\
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jan 19, 2017 11:53 am

It's warming up here too, which is a good thing after the ice storm this weekend. Temperatures may get up to a blistering 40F/4C this week with several days of rain in the forecast. Rain? Here? In January? Amazing (especially since statistically this is the coldest week of the year).

One local weather axiom is that when it's warm in Alaska it's cold here, and vice versa (in the winter). That axiom holds true today since Fairbanks reported -51F/-46C...and the schools remained open. Recess, however, was cancelled. ;))
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby aileth » Jan 20, 2017 10:01 am

stargazer wrote:It's warming up here too, which is a good thing after the ice storm this weekend. Temperatures may get up to a blistering 40F/4C this week with several days of rain in the forecast. Rain? Here? In January? Amazing (especially since statistically this is the coldest week of the year).

Hey, don't go getting heatstroke there, 'gazer. We seem to be following your pattern--4C and rain. However, it's still snowing in the mountains. Hurray for the snowpack!

One local weather axiom is that when it's warm in Alaska it's cold here, and vice versa (in the winter). That axiom holds true today since Fairbanks reported -51F/-46C...and the schools remained open. Recess, however, was cancelled. ;))

Recess cancelled! Wimps! I suspect that it will be indoor recess at my school today--because of the rain :)
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