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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby johobbit » Jan 20, 2017 1:26 pm

Yay for snow in the mountains! Just wish it were here. This is the mildest January we have had in years, probably decades. Our December was more like our typical January—cold with lots of snow. The past week we have had much rain and mild temperatures, as in a few degrees above freezing. It's far too warm for this time of year. And very, very dreary. I don't mind this weather in April, but not early in the New Year! We're missing the snow and wintry weather a lot. :ymsigh:

This raw, soaking dampness feels colder than a good, crisp -10C with no moisture!
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jan 20, 2017 9:34 pm

aileth wrote:We will get a "day or few" of 42C per summer


Well, that is the usual pattern for our summers except during an El Nino. But increasingly we are getting summers, including this January, where the "day or few" is considerably more than that. We are expecting a maximum of 42C next Tuesday.

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).;))


The Celsius system of measuring temperatures goes from 0C to 100C which is the boiling point of water. I don't know what the boiling point of water is in the Fahrenheit system, having forgotten it after so many years of Centigrade/Celsius. 0 degrees Celsius is the freezing point of water, which is 32 degrees Fahrenheit. In atmospheric temperatures above 0C you won't get snow, and any precipitation will be rain. The same happens even below 0C, depending on sea level and the sort of moisture in the air.

Bodily temperature is 96.something or other Fahrenheit which is about 35 Celsius.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jan 23, 2017 9:21 pm

Water boils at 212F.

Winter isn't done yet. Up to 8 inches (200mm) of wet, heavy snow is on the way over the next 36 hours.

(My surprise in the earlier post is that it should even think about raining here in January since the average high right now is -4C and usually it's colder than that. ;)) )
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby johobbit » Jan 27, 2017 1:41 pm

What a strange winter, indeed! December was our January—lots of snow. And thus far January has been more like April, with a whole lot of rain. I can't recall the last time we saw the sun. I enjoy cloudy days, so I'm okay with that, but I know some people are getting rather down with the dreariness, and I feel for them. But finally, the cold has returned with flurries and even some fairly heavy (and very pretty) snow squalls. This is to continue for the next few days, with the possibility of a good dump of snow overnight Tuesday.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Jan 30, 2017 4:40 pm

We had a beautiful day here today. Sunshine, a light breeze, and 72F. :D I've had my doors and windows opened all day. Got to take advantage of this weather while I can. We're supposed to have freezing rain on Saturday.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby johobbit » Jan 30, 2017 5:52 pm

How lovely, fantasia! Sounds warm for January, though. What is your average temperature this time of year?

Winter has definitely returned here. A lovely fresh white blanket overnight, but frigid temps for today. We were up north a couple of hundred miles all day yesterday and the snow there was amazing. A winter wonderland! And rather slippery driving, but once we headed a bit south, it was clearer, 'though the fields were still very much snow-covered.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jan 30, 2017 8:42 pm

How nice! If only a bit of cooler weather would venture down here! It is the hottest January I have ever known, with two or three days, even more per week in the 40's C or higher. Even today it was 39.9C, which is only 0.1 cooler than yesterday. :ymsigh:
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Feb 02, 2017 9:47 pm

Still melting just thinking about that, wagga. ;)

Another Groundhog Day has come and gone (including a marathon of the movie on a cable channel), with varying predictions depending on where the prognosticating rodent lived. The famous one, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow and predicted another 6 weeks of winter (the report noted as an aside that the accuracy rate over the past 100+ years is only 38%).

This is also Candlemas or Imbolc, the cross-quarter day that marks the halfway point between the first days of winter and spring.

Incidentally, 6 weeks more of winter would bring us to mid-March. Here in Minnesota, where it can snow well into May, that would be a bargain. ;))
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Feb 05, 2017 4:16 pm

Another Groundhog Day has come and gone


It feels like Groundhog Day has come to stay around here. This is the third day of 40C or above temperatures. We've had ten days above 40C since the beginning of January and today's maximum is 43C. If this continues for another 6 weeks, I think I will turn into a greasy puddle. :(
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Feb 07, 2017 7:30 am

I wouldn't even remember that Groundhog Day existed if people didn't talk about it. ;)) Sorry P. Phil. ;)

We have an oddball weather week. The highs are as follows: 70F (Today), 45F, 45F, 71F, 76F, 52F, 52F. The weather can't make up its mind. :P But even though we obviously have fronts coming through, no storms at all in the forecast.

This has been a very warm February. Normally we're a lot colder than this.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Feb 09, 2017 3:43 pm

fantasia_kitty wrote:The highs are as follows: 70F (Today), 45F, 45F, 71F, 76F, 52F, 52F.


70F= 21C, 45F= 8C, 45= 8c, 71F= 21.5C, 75F= 24.5C, 52F= 11C and 52F= 11C. Sounds like nice spring weather to me. :)

Today has been 'officially' rechristened Fryday. The maximum will be 44C (110.5F), we are expecting a maximum tomorrow of 45C (113.5), and Sunday, relatively cool, with a maximum of 40C (104C), before, hopefully, a proper cool change arrives. Out in the west of New South Wales, at Bourke (let alone Back of Bourke), many places have been getting as much as 13 to 16 days in a row of above 40C. #:-s
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Feb 09, 2017 3:56 pm

10C is nice spring weather here too. :)

I really don't pay attention to Groundhog Day except as a novelty - and as the cross-quarter day that means spring is on the way. The pace at which days lengthen has really picked up now, and it's obvious that the sun is setting later and later each day.

It was close to 0F (-17C) this morning, but tomorrow's high is expected to be 43F (6C), which is approaching the record high for the date and is quite a swing from today's cooler temps.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby johobbit » Feb 09, 2017 4:44 pm

Here too! Great walking and campfire weather. :D

fantasia wrote:I wouldn't even remember that Groundhog Day existed if people didn't talk about it. ;))

Ditto! I heard later that Wiarton Willie did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring. We shall see. He's usually wrong, anyway. :))

wagga wrote:Today has been 'officially' rechristened Fryday.

:P Ugh. I haven't heard the Farmers' Almanac for our summer yet, but I hope it's a manageable summer for a change. ;)) As in, nothing about 25C. Well, preferably not above 20C, but that'd be out of the question here at that time of the year. :P

That is quite the rise in temps, 'gazer! Here, we have -11F/+12F. It's cold, but not bitter. And today has definitely been a favourite weather day with frequent snowsqualls for the past 10 hours or so. So, so pretty. Magical. And the sunset was stunning with its rays lighting up the surrounding stormclouds. ♥ Everything is very, very white here. Better enjoy it now, because Saturday is to be up to the mid 40sF, and Sunday could be rain. But hopefully that will be snow here on higher ground. Speaking of more snow, a few more inches should be arriving tomorrow again. Can't get enough of the beauty.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Feb 12, 2017 12:45 am

johobbit wrote:As in, nothing about 25C. Well, preferably not above 20C, but that'd be out of the question.


30C is a nice balmy weather temperature which makes one glad to be alive. Even today's temperature of 40C is mild, cool and even comfortable, compared to yesterday's hellish weather conditions. Believe it or not, we broke a 100 year record with 46.9C (116F). March and, hopefully, cooler conditions, is only a fortnight away.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Feb 14, 2017 12:00 pm

I'm wondering if we're looking at a summer like yours wagga. I sure hope not but it wouldn't surprise me one bit. Our next week has high temps in the mid to upper 60Fs. A good 20F higher than our average temps this time of year.
And to top it all off, our weekend currently has a 50% chance for thunderstorms. Thunderstorms!!! In February!! We don't usually see those until April, though they're not uncommon in March.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Feb 14, 2017 2:22 pm

I'm with you jo. ;)) 25C is tolerable, I guess, while 30C makes this old polar bear melt (partly because summers are pretty humid here).

Highs will hover around 50F/10C later this week, which should take care of the remaining snow. It tempts me to consider that first campfire of the season. :)

I hope you don't have a killer summer fantasia. Especially come August 21. ;)

That's an incredible high temperature, wagga. Stay cool!
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